Consultation

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:

  • REFERRAL SLIP: Your surgical referral slip from your referring doctor.
  • X-RAYS: For cases where x-rays are relevant to the procedures to be done at our office and have already been taken, please have them provided by your referring doctor or bring them with you to your consultation. X-rays can also be securely emailed if your dental office has the capability. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our office.
  • MEDICATIONS: A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • MEDICAL CONDITIONS: 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.).
  • MEDICAL/DENTAL BENEFITS: If you have medical or dental benefits, please bring the cards with you. We ask that you provide benefit information at the time you schedule your consultation. This will allow us to assist you in receiving reimbursement from the insurance companies you are enrolled with.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age 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. 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.).

X-Rays

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.