Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally surgery can be performed that same day.
A complex medical history or treatment plan, however, will require an initial evaluation and then reappointment for a second visit to provide treatment on another day.
If you have not been seen in our office in the last 12 months your medical history form, registration form and HIPPA notice form will need to be updated. If this is so we will ask that you come a few minutes early to complete this paperwork.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip from your dentist and any x-rays if applicable (your dentist may elect to electronically send or mail this information to our office).
- A list of medications you are presently taking. If you are taking a blood thinner please contact our office prior to your appointment as special instructions may be given to you ahead of time.
- If you have dental or medical insurance, Please bring your dental and medical insurance cards or information to your consultation appointment so that we can expedite your reimbursement for services rendered to you in our office. If your insurance providers address or your insurance account number are not printed on your card it is very helpful to obtain this information and provide it to us.We will make every effort to legally help you maximize your insurance reimbursement for services rendered to you 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 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery.
If you are planning to have your surgery performed under IV sedation please have do not eat solid food for eight hours prior to your surgery, and do not consume any liquids for six hours prior to your surgery. 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.).
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.