Your initial appointment may 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.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, patients are asked to call the office from the parking lot when they arrive. You will be screened with questions and will have your temperature taken prior to being allowed in the building.
Please assist us by providing the following information at your consultation/surgical appointment:
- Complete and submit patient registration/health questionnaire at least one day prior to your appointment
- Bring Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable (your dentist may send in advance)
- Bring a list of medications you are presently taking
- If you have medical or dental insurance, provide this information on the registration questionare and bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
- Review the possible Surgical Risks and Complications prior to your appointment
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation and surgery visit. A consent for surgery will need to be signed by the minor’s legal guardian the day of surgery..
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to an anesthesia or surgery (i.e. asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, congenital hole in your heart, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, blood thinners, steroids, etc.).
If you require the use of a cane, walker, wheelchair or need assistance walking into the building, please advise our office. We would be happy to help you enter through our handicapped ramp entrance.
Patient taking Bisphosphonates (Zometa, Aredia, Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Skelide, Didronel, Ostac, Bonefos) or Prolia (Xgeva, Denosumab, Amgen) should review Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw.
Please be prepared to pay your down payment as required on the day of your appointment (This should have been explained when you made the appointment).
Prior to Anesthesia
Please review the Anesthesia instructions prior to your visit.
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office via e-mail or postal service. 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. In order for the x-ray to be diagnostic for an extraction, it must show the entire tooth and have been taken within the last year.
One family member or escort is allowed to accompany you back to the surgical suite, however, space is limited. Please designate only one family member to accompany you. Your escort will be required to return to the waiting room prior to the procedure beginning. No food or beverages are allowed in the surgical areas.