First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally your surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. 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 you are presently taking

Please alert our office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery such as diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever; or if you are currently taking any medication such as heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant medications etc.

Please note that all patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.

A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need a responsible adult with you to drive you home.

X-rays and CT scans

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 office. Computed Tomography (CT) scans may be required and we may refer you to a facility to have a scan taken to further help in the diagnosis and treatment planning.