Your initial appointment will usually consist of a consultation including an examination, a review of your medical history, and an explanation of 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 interaction with your medical professionals 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.
- Your health history and a list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age should be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink at least six hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to come with you to the office, remain there during the procedure, drive you home, and stay with you post-operatively.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, artificial heart valves or joints or other medical implants etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (especially heart medications, blood thinners, IV or oral medications for osteoporosis, and herbal or other over the counter medicines).
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.
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology. This technology provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontics, implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, oral and orthognathic surgery and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones along with cross-sectional (bucco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies.
With the addition of cone-beam CT technology in our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, patient care.