Your initial appointment will consist of an examination and consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. When appropriate, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan may require an evaluation 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 and any x-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring your insurance cards. This will allow us to process your claims in a timely fashion.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation visit. Young adults over the age of 18 who are still covered by their parents’ insurance policy, should be accompanied by a parent at the consultation visit. A preoperative consultation and examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV sedation anesthesia for surgery. In some cases, the surgery may be performed on the same day as the consultation. Please have nothing to eat or drink seven hours prior to your surgery. 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, atrial fibrillation, 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.