Your initial office appointment will consist of EITHER a consultation or treatment with one of our doctors. Routinely, procedures such as extractions can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an initial consultation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. For your convenience this website contains important information regarding your upcoming treatment. Please familiarize yourself with this information, as it will greatly help in the preparation and delivery of your care. Patients requesting or requiring general anesthesia or IV sedation are required to have nothing to eat or drink for at least six hours prior to your treatment.
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. Even though you may have recent routine dental films, we frequently need to take a special x-ray called an orthopantomogram or Panorex.
Please assist us by providing the following information before or at the time of your consultation or treatment:
* A surgical referral slip from your dentist or physician indicating why you are seeing us
* Bring any X-rays which were given to you
* A list of medications you are presently taking
We encourage you to register online through our secure server, CLICK HERE. You can also fill out the form, print it, and bring it to our office. All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation and or treatment visit. All patients receiving IV Sedation or general anesthesia must have a responsible adult stay with them and drive them home. All patients should bring appropriate insurance cards and forms.
Oral Surgery procedures are frequently covered by both medical and dental insurance. Many insurance companies REQUIRE an insurance referral from either or both of your insurance companies or they will not cover your treatment expenses. In many cases a referral is needed for each visit. These referrals can be done electronically but many REQUIRE a paper referral that you pick up at your primary care dentist or physician’s office. It often takes 3-5 days for you to obtain the necessary referrals. See our financial policy for more information.