Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. We use this time to thoroughly discuss your condition and allow ample time to answer questions that you may have. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. Scheduling surgery on a day following your consultation also allows us time to assist you with details relating to your insurance coverage.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- A referral slip from and any x-rays from your dentist if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.). In order to provide optimal care, we may need to contact your physicians office to coordinate management of your condition prior to surgery.
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office either by email or the postal service. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.