860 Upper Wentworth

New Patients

What to expect at your new patient visit

First off, thank you for choosing 860 Dental for your dental care.

To ensure that we properly diagnose your dental needs, your first visit with us will include a comprehensive exam and all necessary x-rays. Our clinical team will review the results of your exam and x-rays with you as well as discuss any necessary future treatment you may require.

We understand that every patient is different, and we treat each patient as an individual with unique dental needs and conditions. Our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive dental care possible.

Do you take student health insurance/benefits?

We make coming to the Dentist easy for students. We welcome all Mohawk College students and staff to our office; conveniently located close to the campus, we proudly support your student dental care program. Contact us to find out how we can help you.

Contact Info / Directions

What to expect from our office

Just the mention of having to visit the dentist causes anxiety for many people. At 860 Dental we are constantly searching for new ways to make your appointment more relaxing and pain free.

We have introduced infused water into the office. Each week we present a new flavor mix for you to enjoy. Pick up a recipe card to try that flavor at home. Share an infused water recipe on our facebook page if you’ve got a fabulous one.

We also have a brand new water cooler and a small beverage fridge with special items for you. If you prefer warm beverages our Keurig is always available to you with your choice of coffees, teas, and hot chocolates. Fresh milk and cream can be found in the fridge.

To appeal to the technological senses, we have introduced ipads into the office. They are available for your use during your wait and appointment time. Make sure to check out the fun dental apps, the educational tools, take a look at our album, and don’t forget to follow us on your favourite social media sites! Need a boost? We also have charging stations for you now so you never have to feel unplugged while you are in the office. If you have your music or podcasts on your device, feel free to bring your earphones and listen away during your appointments. Or enjoy our flat screen televisions in all the treatment rooms and the waiting room.

For the little ones, the ipads are a hit and brand new toys and stickers in the treasure chest are sure to create smiles and a positive experience.

Hot towels after your dental treatment are available. They are single use to always maintain the highest standards in infection control.

How does dental insurance work?

A dental benefit plan is a contract between your employer and an insurance company. The benefits that you will receive are based on the terms of a contract that were negotiated between your employer and the insurance company and not your dental office. The goal of most dental benefit plan policies is to provide only basic care for specific dental services. The services selected are based on the cost of the policy to your employer and the negotiated arrangements with the insurance company.
Knowing that everyone is different, at 860 Dental we will help you answer any insurance questions you have and will send through a dental claim electronically on the patients’ behalf.

Patient Education

Why it's important to keep an appointment?

Regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. And in between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.

What the Dental Hygienist does

Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. Our Dental Hygienists, Larissa, Shella, and Sonia, can’t wait to meet you!

What the Dentist does

When you see your dentist for a check-up, they will first carry out an examination or assessment. At your check-up, your dentist will assess your current oral health, any risk of future disease, and advise you on the care and treatment required to secure good oral health. It is important that you try to keep your teeth healthy and clean to maintain good oral health.

At your check-up, your dentist may:

  • carry out a full examination of your mouth, teeth and gums
  • ask about your general health and any problems you have had with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit
  • ask about and give advice on your diet, smoking, and drinking
  • ask about your teeth-cleaning habits and give you advice on the most appropriate ways to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy
  • explain any risks, as well as costs, of all treatment you may need
  • discuss with you when your next visit should be

You don’t necessarily need to see your dentist every six months. Your dentist will recommend how often you should come to see them, based on your current dental health. If you have problems with your teeth between check-ups, contact us and we will guide you to what you should do. Dr Marilyn Gregus and our Associates, Drs Dang and Lamba, are excited to see you!

Contact Details

860 Upper Wentworth Street
Hamilton, Ontario, L9A 4W4

Request new patient paperwork in advance of your appointment:

We can send you the paperwork you will need to fill out at your first appointment in advance of that appointment to save you time in the office: