Your First Visit
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 plan will require medical clearance 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 describing what you need to be evaluated for and any x-rays if available. These are typically given to you by your regular dentist or emailed directly to our office prior to your consultation.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance,please bring your identification cards. Some procedures require being submitted to the medical plan while sometimes a dental benefit plan will request an EOB (explanation of benefits) from your medical carrier. Please be sure to bring BOTH cards to your consultation appointment.
- Photo Identification.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation visit.
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.).
To help minimize your out of pocket expense, please bring any x-rays from your dentist or physician. We will make every effort to use those x-rays; Sometime they do not show us exactly what we need to see, in this event we will take new x-rays at our office.
Your dentist can email digital x-rays to us at: [email protected]. If they do not have digital x-rays, please be sure to pick up copies and bring with you to your initial consultation.