Dr Wadvalla completed his studies at the Medical University of South Africa, commonly known as Medunsa in 2002. He went on to acquire his community service training at Khutsong Clinic as Clinic head, before moving on to Leratong Hospital. After serving the community, he decided to practice dentistry in the private sector.
Despite being highly experienced and educated in his field, he has continues to improve his skills and educate himself to better his craft. As a well-respected and highly educated dental specialist, he has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people, including the South African politician, Mr Bantu Holomisa, and celebrity Chef Nti among others.
Often, your first visit will include teeth cleaning, though if it’s been a while since you last had your teeth cleaned, you may need to be scheduled for a longer visit at a later time. An added advantage of modern equipment is Dr Wadvalla’s ability to see your x-ray results on the computer, immediately. That will speed up the diagnosis process. Often, simpler procedures can be done in that first visit. Your other dental issues will be dealt with during subsequent visits, which you should schedule before you leave the office.
Be ready to talk about any current dental problems you may be having. If this is a get-acquainted visit or you just need to get your teeth cleaned, that's fine too. However, many adults wait till the pain sets in before broaching the topic with their dentist, and any treatment plan should start with everything that is bothering you.
You will probably need dental x-rays … unless you have had them recently and have brought them with you or asked your previous dentist to send them. No dentist can or will start working on you without getting a good perspective on what’s going on in your mouth. Modern dental x-ray equipment emits virtually no radiation, so you have no reason to be concerned about that, and most of the newer equipment isn’t as uncomfortable because the material you hold in your mouth is smaller and smoother.
If you have any health issues or are currently taking medication for a condition like diabetes, heart disease or hypertension, be sure to let Dr Wadvalla know about it. Many tooth and gum problems are related to medical issues and their treatment. Dr Wadvalla will also examine your teeth and gums, looking for cavities or other problems.
You should be prepared to tell Dr Wadvalla what previous treatment you have had. Although much will be evident when he looks in your mouth and at your x-rays, it is a good idea to share some details about what’s been done already.