Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. A consultation is performed prior to the treatment in order to discuss options, scenarios for treatment, as well as financial and applicable insurance benefits. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. In some cases, a complex medical history or treatment plan may require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. We encourage all of our patients to fill out the registration paperwork located on our website to expedite your time in our office.
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 along with your card(s). 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.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination are mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight 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 medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, CT scans, or photos, please request that they send them electronically to our office through our online portal. If additional films, CT scans, or photos are necessary they can be taken at our facility, which may require an additional fee depending on the situation and insurance coverage.