A complex medical history or treatment plan may require a consultation to be done prior to your procedure. Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. If you are scheduled for a consultation appointment your surgery will not be done the same day. A second appointment to provide treatment on another day will be scheduled at the consultation. We will attempt to get a pretreatment estimate from you dental insurance to know how much is estimated to be covered for your surgery.
We are a referral based specialty office. Per our office policy we do require a referral to be seen in our office. If you are unable to obtain a referral by your appointment date, we may reach out to reschedule the appointment.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip.
- Any x-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently 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.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 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 medications (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.