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 may 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:
- Please fill out online health history questionnaire and patient information form. This will save you time.
- Your identification card (drivers license) this is required by many insurance companies to help prevent insurance fraud.
- 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 completed forms. 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 preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Most first visits are for a consultation only. We do offer same visit consultation surgery appointments but certain criteria must be met for patient safety. If you are having surgery at your consult you will be given very specific instructions that must be followed. 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 medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they forward them to our office. 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. Please note we have found frequently a new panoramic x-ray is required due to the specific needs and standard of care of oral surgery. It is not unusual that panoramic x-rays used for dental diagnostic purposes is inadequate for oral surgery needs. If this is the case we will gladly show and explain to you why a new x-ray is needed.