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 treatment plan or medical history 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:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
- A list of all 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 legal guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. On the day of surgery, please do not have anything to eat or drink six hours prior to your appointment. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office prior to surgery if you have a medical condition that may be of concern (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (e.g., heart medications or anticoagulant therapy like Coumadin, Pradaxo, Xarelto).
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.