Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, if you have a complex medical history or treatment plan you will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. If you fail to show, are late, or reschedule less than 24 hours prior to your consultation visit, you may not be rescheduled.
Please assist us by providing the following information prior to the time of your consultation:
- 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 provide your insurance information, a photo ID and the insured’s date of birth, as well as their employer. If you have more than one insurance carrier, please have the information for all carriers and insured parties. This will save time and allow us to better estimate your down payment and insurance benefits you may be entitled to, as well as help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation as well as the surgical visit.
If your appointment is planned for a pre-operative consultation with surgery the same day and we have not received your insurance information ahead of time to verify your insurance benefits, please plan to have all of the information noted above. Because we will be unable to verify benefits ahead of time, please be prepared to pay in full. However, we may be able to collect an estimate down payment, depending on your procedure.
If we are preforming your procedure with IV sedation, please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to remain in our office the entire duration of your appointment and drive you home. Failure to have a driver can result in rescheduling your appointment. Cell Phones are not allowed in the operatory or recovery areas. Photos or videos of sedated patients is absolutely prohibited.
Prior to surgery, please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (e.g., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken recent x-rays (last 12 months), 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 images are not provided or are not of diagnostic quality and additional images are necessary, they will be acquired at our facility and you may incur an additional charge.
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of: orthognathic surgery, implantology, airway assessment and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones along with cross-sectional (bucco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies.
With the addition of cone-beam CT technology in our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality state of the art patient care.