First Visit

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 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 x-rays if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring your insurance cards. This will allow us to process your claims in a timely manner.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian that must provide legal guardianship papers at the time of consultation visit.

A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. In certain cases a medical clearance from your primary care physician or cardiologist might be required prior to having surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to remain in the building during the entire treatment process and also be able 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 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.