Your initial appointment will consist of a surgical evaluation and consultation explaining your assessment or diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan may require an extended evaluation and additional appointments and the scheduling of treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral card and any x-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical and/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 alert the office if you have a medical conditions or changes to your medical status 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, we will be happy to request them for you, however, they may require that you may be required to authorize them to release them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If Additional films are may be necessary.