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 and 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 or insurance cards. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
- Some form of picture I.D.
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 after midnight the day prior to surgery. You must be accompanied by someone who will be able to drive you home and remain in the office during the entire procedure. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You cannot drive for 24 hours after surgery.
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, osteoporosis medication, etc.
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office by email or mail. 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.