Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by budgeting 1.5 hours of time and providing the following information:
Any information given to you by your referring dentist.
If you have dental insurance, please insurance cards with you to the appointment.
Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes, or hypertension). If your physician has instructed you to take antibiotics prior to seeing a dentist, please do so for all visits at our office. We will complete an in-depth medical and dental health history and a thorough examination as part of your first visit.
Do I Need Radiographs (X-Rays)?
We will need all current radiographs in order to see disease not otherwise visible clinically. We will call and request x-rays from your referring dentist office.
What Will It Cost?
Since all patients are different, we must complete your examination before establishing your treatment plan. The investment for treatment can vary considerably depending on the type, complexity and length of your care. This investment can usually be determined at the initial visit; but on occasion, some preliminary treatment or further diagnostics must be completed before the final treatment planning can be established. Our philosophy of practice is to first establish a proper diagnosis upon which a customized treatment plan can be based.
When Will I Go Back To My Referring Dentist?
We believe in interdisciplinary care with a team approach. Our role in your treatment is the management of your periodontal, soft tissue and implant needs. Continued care by your referring dentist and other specialists will insure that your evolving needs are addressed by the most appropriate practitioner in a collaborative team approach.