We are always excited to meet new patients. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to complete the new patient paperwork, if you have not previously done so.
Please remember to bring the following to your first appointment:
- Your dental and medical insurance card
- Your surgical referral slip
- Any recent x-rays
The first visit is essentially the collection of data that will lead to a diagnosis and discussion with you about the findings. Our doctors will review the ideal treatment option(s), along with a thorough discussion about benefits, risks and alternatives. We will also explain the procedures involved and the treatment sequence. Please visit the Policies section for explanation of insurance, payments, and consents forms. Below is a link to our financial policy form that must be filled out prior to appointment as well as the registration.
One of the great things about our practice is the possibility of same day anesthesia and surgery. This is an option for some patients and some dental procedures at the discretion of the surgeon. If the procedure is complex or significant medical problems exist, a consultation visit is required.
If you are a new patient and have made an appointment for a same day surgery, make sure you have a designated driver and/or escort and nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to surgery time. The only exception to this fasting rule is if you take any medications regularly. If this is the case, you are to take a few sips of water with your medications 2 hours prior.
If you are on any blood thinners it is imperative you disclose this at a consultation visit and speak to your prescribing physician about the management prior to any surgery date.
Every patient is unique, and we are committed to providing you with the highest quality oral surgical care based on your individual needs. Above all else, we want to make your visit to our office a pleasant experience.