New Patients


First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough review of your past medical and dental history, a detailed history regarding your current needs, and an explanation of treatment recommendations. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation, but this is not typical in our practice and should not be expected unless arranged in advance. If you have not registered electronically please arrive 15 to twenty minutes early so that your entire appointment can be spent with one of our surgeons.

A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. If surgery has been scheduled to occur on the same day as the consultation please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.

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 all medications and supplements you are presently taking.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring your insurance cards. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

IMPORTANT: a parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18 years of age at the consultation visit.

The consultative process is designed to maximize safety and provide quality education allowing you to make an informed decision. At this visit or at any time, please alert us 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 medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).

X-Rays:

If your dentist or physician has taken 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. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility for an additional charge.