Your First Visit: What to Expect

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis, treatment options and cost of the surgical procedure. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complete medical history and treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment.

We have a dedicated time slot for children, special needs, TMJ consultations and implant surgeries.

Children - We require a consultation for children under the age of 14 this can be set up anytime during the day. Surgery for children can only be scheduled between 8:30-9:00 a.m. any day of the week.Special Needs – We require a consultation any day of the week and the surgery can only be scheduled on Wednesday mornings.TMJ Consultations are only done Monday thru Wednesday 9:00-5:00 p.m.Implant Surgeries - We have set up 3 time slots for implant surgeries. They are done every day @ 9:00, 1:15 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Exceptions will be made if necessary. 

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your surgical referral slip and x-rays if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking and any allergies.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the cards or identification numbers. This will save time and allow us to process any claims.
  • A list of your medical conditions (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, sleep apnea, rheumatic fever, etc.), a list of any medications you are presently taking and any allergies.
  • A valid photo identification card

Important: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

A pre-operative consultation and oral exam is necessary for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior to your surgery. Refer to Before Anesthesia for detailed directions.

Please inform 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, 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 x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.

Please click on the Procedures link to learn more about the various services we provide.