Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical and/or dental history may 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 referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, please supply us with the information prior to your arrival if you plan to use your benefits. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims; and supply you with a better estimated out-of-pocket instead of insurance rates only.
- Please refrain from wearing lipstick, perfumes or cologne.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.
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 on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)
X-Rays can be a good reference for diagnosis. If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. Although, as a normal standard of care, we do take a complementary two-dimensional xray x-ray at your evaluation. In some cases the doctor might recommend or require a three-dimensional, or CBCT, to increase knowledge of your tooth’s diagnosis and the treatment approaches applicable to your case.