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 will 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.
- You may download a copy of our medical history form (under patient registration) to fill out prior to your appointment, to bring with you on the day of your appointment.
- A list of ALL medications you are presently taking, including any over the counter medications as well as prescription medications.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring your insurance cards and/or information. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation and for surgical visits.
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 medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery.
For patients undergoing IV anesthesia – Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
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.