Prepare for Your First Visit
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation during which, your doctor will explain your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, 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.
Before Your Consultation
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 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 guardian at the consultation visit. This is the law.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination are mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. On the day of your surgery, please do not eat or drink ANYTHING six hours prior to your scheduled time. You will also need an 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, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
X-Rays and CT-Scans
If your dentist or physician has provided you with x-rays, please bring them with you. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.