First Visit

Your initial visit to our office will be a personalized experience and will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Your initial visit will involve an exam, possible x-rays and photographs, as well as 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 will require an evaluation and an additional  appointment to provide the appropriate treatment.  Lastly, some procedures may need to be performed in a hospital setting. 

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

  • Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable (often times sent directly to our office from the referring doctor).
  • A list of medications you are presently taking and any medications you have taken in the last 6 months.
  • A list of any previous surgeries or hospitalizations.
  • 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 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.

Please visit the “Patient Registration” tab on our website located under the “Patient Information” heading and complete the patient registration forms prior to arriving to your appointment.  This will help decrease wait time.

If you are having a same day procedure with general anesthesia, please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.  See our “Surgical Instructions” tab and click on “Before Anesthesia” for more information.

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. Additional x-rays may be necessary if your x-rays are not recent (within 6 months) or if additional diagnostic/anatomic information is needed. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.