Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan (including IV anesthesia procedures) will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. You will also meet with our financial coordinators to explain cost and help you with your insurance benefits.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable. (Your referring dentist may also mail or e-mail these).
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, please be sure to bring both cards. 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. 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 medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
Our goal is to provide a safe environment for our patients and staff during the COVID-19 virus situation. We ask that you contact us prior to your appointment if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19, or have recently tested positive for COVID-19. We are currently taking extra precautions in our office. This includes health screenings at the time of check-in, requiring that a mask be worn by everyone entering our office, and limiting the number of people in our office to 25% capacity (this means anyone accompanying a patient may be asked to wait in their vehicle).