For New Patients
Thank You for Choosing Our Practice
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our practice. We are committed to doing everything possible to provide you with high quality, state-of-the-art oral and implant care, and also to make your visit to our office a pleasant experience.
Your initial appointment may consist of a consultation explaining 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 a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. A pre-operative consultation and examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Usually, a second appointment will then be made for your treatment.
What to Bring on Your First Visit
- Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable
- A list of medications you are presently taking
- If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring the necessary insurance company information and insured party information so that your claim may be processed in a timely manner.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 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 currently taking any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy bisphosphonates, etc.)
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.
Don’t Have a Dentist?
A “Team Approach” to your dental needs is important. We can offer referrals for a dentist in your area.
Patients with certain medical conditions (e.g. valvular heart conditions and artificial joints) are required to premedicate with antibiotics prior to treatment. We require this with your safety in mind. Please notify us if you have been informed by your general dentist or physician that you require premedication.