New patient First Visit – how to prepare for your initial visit
On your initial visit, surgery can sometimes be performed right after a consultation that explains your diagnosis and treatment options. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan 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 surgical referral slip and any x-rays, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the cards with you. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation and surgery.
Please do not eat or drink six hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home if you are having general anesthesia.
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 medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, please 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.