Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment. Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
- 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 guardian at the consultation, surgery and post-operative visits. A pre-operative consultation and physical examination are mandatory for patients undergoing I.V. anesthesia for surgery. Also, 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 medication (i.e. heart medications, Coumadin, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) It is also extremely important to alert the Doctor and staff if you have ever taken any of the following medications: Aredia, Pamidronate, Zometa, Zolendronic Acid, Bonefos, Clodronate, Actonel, Risedronate, Boniva, Ibandronate, Skelid, Tiludronate, Didronel, Etidronate, Fosamax, Fosamax Plus D, or Alendronate.
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.