Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be done 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. Our goal is to tailor your care to your specific needs and to accommodate you as much as possible without compromising your best interests.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Our Online Patient Registration Form
- Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable
- A list of medications you are presently taking
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary information, including a copy of your card (if available). This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. You will be given pre-operative instructions and can have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need a responsible adult to drive you home and take care of you for the 4 – 6 hour recovery period.
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, heart conditions, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)
If your dentist or physician has taken recent x-rays, please let us know, so that we may request that they forward them to our office via email or US Mail. If there is not enough time, we may ask you to please pick them up on your way and bring them to your appointment. If additional x-rays are necessary, we will be able to take them at our office for you. Although dental radiographs use very minimal radiation, we will make every attempt to minimize your exposure.