Background Information, Surgical Staff and Initial Visit


Background

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires 3-4 additional years of hospital based surgical and anesthesia training after 4 years of college and 4 years of dental school. As Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons we manage a wide variety of problems relating to the Mouth, Teeth and Facial Regions. We practice a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from Facial Trauma to Wisdom Tooth Removal. We can also diagnose and treat Oral Tumors, and perform a full range of Dental Implant procedures.

Surgical Staff

Our surgical staff are experienced Oral and Maxillofacial surgical assistants. They assist in surgery and the administration of IV Sedation and General Anesthesia. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery in our state of the art office setting. All members of our surgical staff are CPR certified and have taken the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Anesthesia Assistants Course.

Initial Visit


Your initial visit will either be a Consultation or Surgery appointment depending upon the nature of your treatment. Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your initial visit:

  • Your surgical referral slip.
  • If your dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to our office.
  • We take a panoramic x-ray on all patients unless a current one is provided.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance please have the following available. This will help you to receive your maximum insurance benefits as quickly as possible.
  1. Valid photo identification, dental insurance card and medical insurance card if applicable.
  2. Knowledge of primary and secondary insurance coverage.
  3. Spouse’s social security number, date of birth, employer’s address and phone number.
  4. If the patient is a student and not responsible for the account, a parent must be present to sign for financial responsibility.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation and surgical visit.

Please alert the office prior to surgery if you have or have had any of the following: (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves, congenital heart defects, prosthetic joint replacement, cancer or radiation to head or neck. If you have received chemotherapy it is necessary to know the specific chemotherapy agents you received. Please contact your physician to obtain this information. Please also alert us if you are on any anticoagulants (blood thinners) or medication for osteoporosis.