Initial visit to our Office

ST Lawrence Dentistry Port Credit Mississauga

Thank you for selecting St. Lawrence Dentistry for your Dental Treatment. Our office was founded in 1975 by Dr. Hawryluk Sr. The current state-of-the-art 3500 sq foot facility was opened in 2005 by Drs. Hawryluk Sr. and Jr. is continually updated to remain at the forefront of modern dental care.

In addition, Dr. Mastropole joined our office in 2019 and has been an outstanding addition to our clinical team. As a result, we are well-positioned to provide you with the best dental care possible and will ensure your visit to our office is pleasant and informative. Our office looks forward to welcoming you and serving your dental needs.

Our dental clinic is devoted to general and family dentistry in Mississauga and the surrounding area. As your primary dental care provider, we are responsible for the general diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and management of dental conditions, disorders, and diseases that affect the teeth, gums, jaw, and face. In addition, we provide the coordination of services related to the oral health needs of patients of all ages, so everyone in your entire family can visit our clinic.

Your initial dental visit usually first involves a phone call to our office, answered by one of our courteous reception staff. They will ask you what the goal of your initial visit to our office is. If you have a specific issue, the first step may be to have a ‘specific’ exam with one of our dentists to investigate and solve your dental need. Each of our dentists has a unique knowledge base, and we will pair you with the dentist most appropriate with your issue and your schedule. If you wish to have an overall dental checkup, we will also schedule it accordingly. Some patients elect to have an initial exam and then come back for a dental cleaning. Other patients wish to have dental cleaning with one of our registered dental hygienists immediately before or after the dental exam. Please discuss your preferences with our reception staff during your phone call with them.

If you have had x-rays recently taken at another dental office, please notify our staff. They will arrange the transfer of your x-rays from your previous dentist. There is usually a release form to sign to authorize this process, and we will present this to you when you are at St. Lawrence Dentistry. If you have specific preferences, such as having a neck pillow or blanket during your visit, please inform our staff. Also, please let the office staff know if you would like to refrain from diagnostic tools (such as x-rays) or preventative treatments (such as fluoride), and they will alert the dentists. Finally, we want to answer/address any questions/comments you may have to make your visit to St. Lawrence Dentistry a comfortable one.

St. Lawrence Dentistry recognizes the foundation of any dental treatment should be a complete dental exam. At this visit, the dentist will meet with you and listen to your needs and dental treatment goals. The dentist will take all the notes and measurements needed to treat your specific needs.

Our dentists will make a treatment plan specific for you. Dr. Hawryluk will inform you of all options for your dental treatment. We offer dentistry both awake or fully asleep. Our office has been providing dental care asleep since 2006, and we work with Board Certified Medical Anesthesiologists for dental work, which may need to be done asleep.

Before initiating any treatment, we will make sure you have received total informed consent. If you require further time to discuss a treatment plan with the dentist, a follow-up appointment may be made to consult further. Alternately, an evening telephone call can be scheduled with the dentist to review your treatment plan and questions.

We look forward to serving your needs on your initial visit to St. Lawrence Dentistry. We welcome you to St. Lawrence Dentistry!