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. 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 legal guardian for both the consultation and treatment appointments.
A pre-operative consultation and physical examination may be required for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult escort to wait in the office during your procedure and drive you home following discharge from the office.
Please alert the office when scheduling your appointment if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, cardiac disease, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves, artificial joint replacement, chemotherapy or prior radiation treatment to the head and neck region, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e. heart medications, insulin), especially blood thinners/anticoagulant therapy (i.e. aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin), Plavix (clopidogrel), Persantine (dipyridamole), Ticlid (ticlopidine), Lovenox (heparin), Fosamax (alendronate), Didronel (etidronate), Boniva (ibandronate), Actonel (risedronate), Skelid (tilvdronate), Aredia (pamidronate), Zometa (zolendronic acid).
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. If your x-ray is of inadequate quality or greater than one year old, a new film will be required.