What do I bring to my first appointment?
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- You will need your referral slip from your dentist and any X-rays if applicable.
- For your safety, it is important to bring a list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms and your insurance card. Having these items handy will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
- To protect against identity theft, we ask that you bring a driver’s license or another government-issued photo ID.
IMPORTANT: If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must accompany you to the consultation visit.
To make the registration process run as smoothly as possible, please complete the patient registration form on our website before your first visit to our office.
What happens during my consultation?
When you arrive for your first visit, you will be greeted by our friendly office staff, who will collect the proper registration information for your treatment. During your initial appointment, one of our oral surgeons will perform a consultation, at which they will explain your diagnosis and outline their recommended treatment options. Together you will determine the appropriate treatment plan, as well as the form of anesthesia or sedation that you feel most comfortable with for the procedure.
In some circumstances, surgery can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan can require a second appointment to provide treatment. Please alert the office before surgery if you have a medical condition that may be of concern (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (e.g., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If you are undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery, a pre-operative consultation and physical examination are required before your treatment. On the day of your procedure, you will need to arrange to have an adult drive you to the office and home afterward. Please do not eat or drink 8 hours before your surgery if you are having general anesthesia.