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 will 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/written request from your referring doctorand any x-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary information including your Insurance ID and Group Numbers for each carrier and relevant carrier telephone contact numbers. 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 a minimum of eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need a responsibleadult to remain in our waiting area during your surgery and 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.). These medications should be discussed with the doctor prior to your surgery.
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, please request that they forward them to our office prior to your appointment. 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.