What do I bring to my first appointment?
At your first appointment, it is important that we have all of the information necessary to plan and discuss your treatment. When we contact you to confirm your appointment, we will remind you of some of the things you need to bring.
The following things are important for your first visit:
- Referral from your dentist/doctor
Sometimes this has been sent to us already. If you are unsure, please contact us, and we will let you know if it has been received.
If you have been referred to our office by your dentist or another doctor, you will probably already have had a dental X-ray taken. If so, check with your referring doctor to determine if they have sent your X-rays to our office in advance. Please bring a copy of your X-rays if this is not the case. If you have not yet had an X-ray taken, we can arrange for you to have one taken at our office.
- List of medications
If you have an extensive medical history, it may be a good idea to obtain a health summary printout from your general practitioner to bring to your appointment.
- Insurance Information
If you have dental and/or medical insurance, please bring your insurance card to your first appointment.
What can I expect at my first appointment?
When you arrive, you will be checked in by the reception staff who will confirm your details, take any applicable health insurance information, and collect information on your medical history if they do not already have it. You may provide this information to us online before your appointment by completing our Patient Registration form.
During your consultation, you will receive a thorough head and neck examination and any additional X-rays that may be required. Your doctor will discuss your diagnosis and your options for treatment to develop the most efficient and effective plan to solve your oral health problem. Once a treatment plan has been formulated, an itemized estimate of all surgical costs will be provided.
Following the consultation, the reception staff will organize any further appointments for you. This includes surgical appointments, referrals for further tests, and any further appointments with your dentist/doctor.
Your initial appointment is the time to ask any questions you may have. Remember, you can call us at any time to discuss your treatment.
IMPORTANT: A parent or legal guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18.