Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and probable treatment. Many patients come to our office with a problematic tooth that requires removal. Their first visit will be an Extraction Consultation often times to prepare the site for a future implant. After the tooth is removed and the site is healed then a Implant Consult will be completed in order to explain the different types of implants and the entire 2 Stage process for implant placement. Patients with a complex medical or dental history or treatment plan will require more time so please allow at least an hour for your evaluation and treatment plan. Please allow extra time for filling new patient information forms.
Please help us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
1) A surgical referral form filled out by your dentist, dental specialist or physician. This is very important; please bring this form with you for your first appointment.
2) A list of the current medications and supplements you are taking.
3) If you have medical or dental insurance, bring all the necessary information with you. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims. If your have a card from the insurance company bring it.
IMPORTANT: All patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit. This is not our rule but a mandatory requirement by state law. If you are a parent meeting your son or daughter at the office please make sure they know when the appointment is and that they arrive on time.
If your dentist or physician has taken a panorex or other dental X-rays, 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. Often additional films are necessary and they can be taken at our facility. All films must be of a quality level that is appropriate for surgical evaluation. Foggy, blurry or out of focus films are of little value.
We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you are in pain or have an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you the same day.
We make every effort to try to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Please be on time for your appointment and allow extra time if it is raining and to fill out our new patient information forms. Emergencies may arise and cause delays. We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. We know your time is valuable and we will do our best to treat you with respect.