Please be prepared to spend about an hour with us. At your initial appointment we will review any necessary x-rays and conduct a thorough exam. Based on the findings from the evaluation, we will discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan options.
Our treatment plan coordinator will review the financial aspect of the recommended treatment. If you have dental insurance, she will discuss what portion of the treatment insurance may cover.
We encourage you to ask any additional questions at that time, so you will leave our office with a complete understanding about your treatment. Feel free to call us if you have any additional questions after you leave our office.
Occasionally, we can perform same day surgery. Some circumstances or conditions determined by a patient’s complex medical history may prevent same day surgery; therefore, a later appointment may be needed to provide treatment.
If you are scheduled for same day surgery, a pre-operative consultation and anesthesia consents are required for patients who are receiving IV sedation. Please do not eat or drink anything for six hours prior to your surgery. If you take medications prescribed by a medical doctor, make sure to take them with only a sip of water. You also will need to make arrangements for an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever) or if you are currently taking any medication (e.g heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy).
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit and to any necessary treatment appointments.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
- Your referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
- Completed patient registration and health history forms.
- A list of medications you are currently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims and give you an estimate for treatment you may need.
We will keep your dentist informed of your progress, as communication with your dentist is key to providing you with the best care.
If your dentist has taken recent x-rays (within the past year), we will do our best to retrieve those images. However, please keep in mind we may need to take additional x-rays for proper diagnosis.