Consultation

A pre-operative consultation is mandatory to evaluate, diagnose, and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Patient registration and health questionnaire forms need to be filled out completely. TMJ and Implant consultations may require additional paperwork. If time permits, these forms will be mailed to you prior to your visit to expedite your registration. Please remember to bring them with you. Following consultation, we will ask you to sign a consent form for treatment.

Items that need to be brought with you at your first visit to prevent reappointment:

  • Your treatment/referral card from your dentist, physician, or orthodontist (stating procedure, tooth number, etc.
  • Your medical and/or dental insurance cards and all and any necessary forms, filled out and signed.
  • Any recent X-rays you have; however, it may be necessary to take a panoramic view and/or additional specialized X-rays in order to see the position of the teeth in relation to adjacent vital structures (ie. Sinus, nerves, etc.)
  • Under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, since they cannot sign consent forms.

Please Note:

Please bring any pertinent medical condition to our attention (especially cardiac, asthma, pregnancy, etc.). State any allergies, especially to medicines. State any medicines taken, especially aspirin and herbal medic

Medical clearance

From your physician is requested as part of your treatment plan and should be faxed/brought to our office prior to treatment.

  • If you have a heart condition, heart murmur, mitral valve prolapse, or any artificial or prosthetic device- such as a hip or knee replacement, pins/plates in bones, pacemaker, other implants, etc.- you will need to take your antibiotic pre-medication from your DDS or MD prior to your surgical procedure or it may be prescribed by our office and/or provided at a minimal fee by our office.
  • If you are presently taking blood thinners, i.e. Coumadin, aspirin, Ecotrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, vitamin E, etc. and you are having a surgical procedure performed, you may need to discontinue the medication, but only at the advice of your medical doctor.
  • Patients on Coumadin must obtain medical clearance in writing by their physician as to whether they are an office case or hospital case and must obtain a blood test (PT/PTT) prior to undergoing surgery. It is best to discontinue herbal medicine prior to surgery, especially Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, and Ginko.

Routinely, you will be given several prescriptions to be filled out by the pharmacist ahead of time and brought with you at the procedure visit so we may better explain how to take them.

Included, according to the patient’s needs, are: an antibiotic, two types of pain relievers, anti-swell medication, a change of gauze, post-operative instructions and home care instructions.