Initial Visit

Your Initial Visit

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, some patients may require comprehensive care that will be best treated at a subsequent visit.

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

  • Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable
  • A list of medications you are presently taking
  • Medical or dental insurance cards
  • Other forms required by your insurance

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 visit.

Please have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.

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.)

X-Rays

If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office via mail or email. Your dentist may have digital radiography in their office which enables them to email us your radiographs instantly. A repeat radiograph may be necessary if the film is over 1 year old and/or there has been a significant clinical change.

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.