At your first visit to our office, you will be introduced to our office team and be asked to fill out a few forms to provide us with a complete medical and dental history.
During the initial consultation visit, our doctor will ask the patient about any symptoms that are experiencing and perform a thorough clinical examination. Panoramic x-rays/CT scans will be taken as needed. Based upon a review of the patient’s medical and dental histories along with the exam findings, our doctor will make the appropriate recommendations for care. Typically, a complex medical history, the need for further diagnostic testing, and specific types of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures indicate the need for a second appointment and possibly additional visits.
To provide thorough and efficient care, we ask you to please bring the following information to your first visit:
- Your surgical referral slip and any diagnostic films. Your dentist or referring provider can also send us this information electronically in advance of your visit.
- A complete list of any medications you are presently taking along with contact information for your physicians. Also, inform our office if you are pregnant or think you are pregnant. We also need to know if you have any chronic or acute health conditions and if you have a medical prosthesis such as heart valves or artificial joint replacement.
- If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card to better help us file your claim.
- Patient registration forms can be printed from our website before your visit. Please feel free to print out this form and bring the completed form to your consult appointment. Completing this form saves time and gives our professional team a chance to review your information in advance of your appointment.
We also ask patients to adhere to these additional guidelines and requirements for care:
- All patients under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to their initial consultation visit and as mandated by our office for any appointments after that.
- Patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery must have a preoperative consultation and physical exam. In some instances, a medical clearance may be required from the treating physician before a surgical procedure is performed.
- Patients receiving IV anesthesia for their surgery are to follow all preoperative guidelines, including nothing to eat or drink six hours prior to surgery. An adult is also required to stay in the office while the patient is receiving treatment and will require a ride home following treatment.
Our office is happy to answer any additional questions or concerns you may have before as well as after a consultation visit.
You can save time and expedite your first visit by completing the forms in our “New Patient Package” at home.