Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be done 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.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your referral slip and any X-rays if available.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring in your ID card . This will save time and allow us to help you process your claim. Whenever possible, our staff will also try to assist in the estimation of your insurance copays before your arrival in the office.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to dental treatment (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, allergies to medications or latex, etc.) Please let us know if you require medication prior to dental procedures (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.) If so, please let us know before your first visit.
Expect that our staff and doctors will go over your medical history and ask any questions that may be pertitent to your health and care here. At times, we may need to contact your medical doctor(s) before treating you, so please make sure to have your doctor’s contact information with you.
We are always happy to review radiographs and films taken in other offices. They are often very helpful with diagnosis and in planning your care. With rare exception, however, we will also be taking our own digital image or images so that we can better treat your case.