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, most of the time the medical history and/or treatment plan will require an evaluation at the first visit and then a second appointment to provide treatment.
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 all medications you are presently taking.
- Complete and bring with you the forms in Patient Registration
- Your medical and dental insurance cards
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. Please have nothing to eat or drink for eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the doctor if you have a medical condition (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves or joints, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, anticoagulant therapy, bisphosphonate meds for bones, etc.) that may affect your surgery.
If your dentist 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 office.