Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. 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.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- 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 insurance cards both medical and dental. If insurance cards are not available please bring the necessary completed insurance 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 guardian at the consultation visit. Patients who are unable to legally sign for themselves must be accompanied by their Power of Attorney.
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.).
You are welcome to bring an x-ray with you to your appointment. Please be aware it will be at the doctors discretion as to whether the x-ray you brought can be used due to diagnostic quality. Many x-ray’s taken at a general dentist office may be adequate in a dental setting but may not be adequate in our surgical setting.