Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. A preoperative consultation and physical examination is necessary for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. A complex medical history or treatment plan may require an evaluation and a second appointment on another day. A preoperative instruction sheet will be provided with all instructions.
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, vitamins, supplements, and herbs you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the insurance cards.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the doctor if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., on blood thinners, diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they be forwarded 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. Most implant consultations require a specific x-ray that we take at our office.