Most often, 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, in most cases, in order to appropriately review your medical history and establish a treatment plan, an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day will be required.
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
- A photo ID
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring your insurance card(s). This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims
IMPORTANT: All patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is strongly encouraged 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 your surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves or joints, bleeding disorders, latex allergy or any other medical conditions) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, blood thinning medications, osteoporosis medications, dietary supplements, 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.
Our practice utilizes a state-of-the-art, cone-beam CT (computed tomography) system. This technology provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of facial fractures, implantology, airway assessment, oral surgery and other dental procedures. Undistorted views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones, along with cross-sectional, axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated.
As demonstrated by the presence of cone-beam CT technology in our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality patient care.