Welcome to Dental Image Therapy Centres! We’ve been treating Winnipeg smiles for over 30 years at our Garden City Shopping Centre and St. Vital Centre clinics.
Our team believes in building connections in the community and lending a helping hand whenever possible — philosophies we embody in our day-to-day work. We put you first, and do what we can to ensure you feel comfortable and happy when you visit our clinics. Whether you need a routine cleaning, cosmetic dentistry or a specialty treatment, we offer complete dental services at both locations.
Your first visit to Dental Image Therapy Centres is what we like to call a complete getting-to-know-you assessment, a comprehensive exam. Before we start the exam, you’ll be asked to fill out some initial paperwork to help us understand your oral health needs. We’ll gather some personal information, your medical and dental history, insurance details, as well as consent for treatment.
Please note: Comprehensive exams can take one hour to complete. If you are getting your teeth cleaned during the same appointment, it will take an additional hour.
A comprehensive exam is a thorough evaluation of your oral health. Your dentist will examine your muscles, joints, bite, teeth, gums and tissues, and may take digital impressions or photographs if necessary.
All new patients will receive a comprehensive exam and we highly encourage our returning patients to have one every 3-5 years to ensure their smile is in tip-top shape.
Watch this video to get a better understanding of what to expect during a comprehensive dental exam:
A comprehensive exam includes these three parts:
At the end of your first visit, you should have a very good understanding of the current status of your dental health. Your dentist will put together any necessary treatment plans, answer any questions you may have, and review a summary of your examination and the financial costs. It’s our job to make sure you are comfortable in our clinic and that you understand how we can help you achieve your dental goals.
Before your appointment, there are some key forms you'll have to fill out. These forms give us information to help us better care for your and your family’s oral health, and give you an idea of what your responsibilities are when you come in for a visit.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment to make sure you have enough time to complete these forms.
It’s important for us to have your up-to-date medical history so we can provide the best dental care possible. Before your appointment, and every year or so, you’ll to fill out a medical history form.
Making sure your health information is accurate helps you get the right treatment. Your medical and dental history, along with any medications, can impact your dental care. The form goes through standard questions, including:
The form also helps us make sure your contact information is accurate.
If you have any questions when filling out the form, don’t hesitate to ask for clarification or help. We’re here to make sure your dental appointment is comfortable and successful, and that means giving you a hand at every step.
We want to make your dental visits as stress-free as possible. To help with that, we’ve outlined some important information for you to know: what your responsibilities are as a patient with Dental Image Therapy Centres.
You’ll get a form to read and sign, outlining key principles and responsibilities. Information on the form includes:
When going through this form before your first appointment, please let us know if you have any questions. Together, we’ll ensure you and your family get their necessary dental care.
Dental Image Therapy Centres are both PHIA and PIPEDA compliant. Your personal health information will be kept on file to provide the highest level of personalized care. Your health information is available for you to access during business hours.
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before your appointment. Late cancelations or missed appointments are subject to a cancelation or missed appointment fee.
Check out our FAQ page or ask at your appointment! We're here to make sure your appointment is comfortable, that means ensuring your questions are answered.