What can I expect during my first appointment?
Depending on your condition, your initial appointment may consist of a consultation and examination or immediate treatment. The surgeon will go through the exam process, explain your diagnosis and review your treatment options. Please feel free to ask questions at this time.
All patients who are minors (under the age of 18) should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If this may be a problem, please contact our office for possible arrangements.
If your dentist has taken current X-rays, you may request that they are forwarded to our office. You may also bring them with you to the appointment. If additional films are necessary, they will be taken at our office during your appointment.
If you are receiving immediate treatment involving IV sedation for surgery, an adult must accompany you to the surgical appointment. This person must remain in our office for the duration of the surgical procedure and drive the patient home. Patients are advised to abstain from eating solid foods six hours before your procedure. Clear liquids may be consumed but only until two or more hours before the procedure.
It is critical that you fully understand your pre-operative and post-operative care instructions before your treatment. Please take some time to review our Surgical Instructions.
What should I bring to the appointment?
At the time of your appointment, you may assist us by providing the following information:
- A treatment request from your dentist or referring doctor, if available
- A list of current medications, dosage and reason for use
- All known allergies
- All dental and medical insurance information
To assist in the registration process, new patients can complete and submit their Patient Intake forms by visiting Patient Registration.