In many cases your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and evaluating and discussing your treatment options. Occasionally, with less complicated situations, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or a complex 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:
- Your surgical referral form indicating what has to be done and any recent x-rays if applicable.
- A list of all medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
- If your Dental HMO requires a specialist referral form, please have this with you or have your dentist fax it to us.
All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
Please have nothing to eat or drink at least 8 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need a responsible 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, etc.) Also alert us if you are currently taking any medication that is important to bring to the doctors attention (i.e. blood thinners, heart medications, aspirin, insulin, bisphosphonates for osteoporosis, etc.).
Please call if you have any questions or concerns regarding your initial visit.