Prior to your first visit, we will ask that you complete our online patient registration forms, this will allow us to make sure we have all of your necessary information and it will also allow you to arrive to your appointment just 15 minutes prior to your appointment. If you are unable to complete your forms online, we ask that you arrive 30 minutes early for your appointment, this will give you adequate time to fill out the registration forms.
Your initial appointment will consist of a comprehensive consultation that will explain your diagnosis and all available treatment options. Occasionally, with time permitting, 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. Each doctor’s time is carefully scheduled to make sure your time is maximized. Our appointments are a great opportunity to voice concerns, have your questions answered, and have your put at ease for your up-coming procedure.
When calling to schedule your initial appointment, be sure to have your dentists referral in hand so we can make sure to thank them for referring you.
What you’ll need to bring with you:
- 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 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
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 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).
A pre-operative consultation with our office is mandatory for patients undergoing I.V. anesthesia for surgery. If you are having I.V. sedation or general anesthesia, please have nothing to eat or drink for a minimum of 6 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.