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 may require 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 medications you are presently taking
- If you have medical and/or dental insurance cards please bring both cards to your appointment. This will save time and allow us to assist with processing claims and providing you with estimates.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. It is imperative that patients have nothing to eat or drink six hours prior to surgery. Also, an adult is required to remain in the office during surgery and drive the patient 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, bisphosphanates(Fosomax, Zometa, Aredia, ect.)).
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.