First Visit

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office!

This important visit will give us insight into your oral needs!

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation to determine your treatment needs. Once the doctor has finished your consultation he will then explain your 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 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 current x-rays if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms and your insurance cards.                        This will assist us in filing your claim.
  • Please inform us of any physical disabilities so that we can make your visit to our office more comfortable.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation visit. Legal guardians need to provide documentation of their status.

We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of, and how long it will take. We also want to make sure all questions have been answered.

Surgical Appointments

A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink six hours prior to your scheduled surgery. 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 medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).

X-Rays

If your dentist or physician has taken currents x-rays, please ask them to 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.