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Your First Visit to NDCS

What to bring

We need the following documents to register you on the day of your appointment:

 

Singaporeans and Permanent ResidentsForeigners
  • NRIC or birth certificate (for children aged under 15)
  • Passport and employment pass or work permit or P, Q, R pass
  • Civil Service Card or Public Service Card (for civil servants and their dependants only)
  • Referral letter from your polyclinic or private doctor
  • ​Medical Benefits Eligibility Card (for blood donors and their nominees)
  • ​Medications, X-rays and scans, if any
  • Referral letter from your polyclinic or private doctor
  • Medications, X-rays and scans, if any
 

 

Note: If you have not been to the clinic for the last 12 months, you will be registered as a new patient and a "first consultation" fee will be levied. 

 

What to expect

Our oral healthcare team is ready to meet your dental needs.

 

On your first visit, our dentists will examine, investigate, diagnose and discuss your treatment plan with you. If you are in major discomfort, pain relief will be provided. Depending on the severity of your condition, your dental procedure may commence on the same or subsequent appointment. 

 

As a tertiary healthcare provider, our Centre serves as a training centre for future specialists. Unless you have requested a particular dentist by name, you may be seen by one of our residents-in-training, under the supervision of a specialist. Residents are qualified dentists who are training for further specialisation. Patients who choose their attending dentist will be registered as private patients, and will not entitled to government subsidies where applicable.


Do you have X-rays?

If you have had dental X-rays taken by a primary care dentist, please bring them to your first appointment so that our dentist may refer to and retain them as part of your dental records. Our dentist may, at their discretion, recommend that other X-rays be taken if these are necessary for your treatment at NDCS. We retain original X-ray files, in digital or film format, for record-keeping. The fees levied for X-rays include diagnostic interpretation of the result. Copies are available for a fee. If you require a copy, please call 6324 8846 or 6324 8847. 

 

Lasting Power of Attorney or Deputyship

Patients who are not able to give consent themselves and are over the age of 21 years old should have an appointed Deputy or Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), usually a family member, to make proxy medical decisions for them.

 

An LPA or deputy is required for invasive procedures such as extractions and dental surgery. It is not required for basic procedures such as scaling and fillings.

 

As paperwork to appoint a deputy or enact an LPA takes time, you should plan ahead. This will ensure that your loved one receives prompt access to medical and dental care when they need it.

 

Your child's first visit to the dentist
Click here for more information if preparing your child's first visit to the dentist.

 

Your first visit to Geriatric Special Care Dentistry Clinic (GSDC)
Click here for more information on your first visit to GSDC.