What do I bring to my first appointment?
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your referral slip from your dentist and any X-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms and your insurance card. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
- To protect against identity theft, we ask that you bring a driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID.
IMPORTANT: If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must accompany you to the consultation visit.
What happens during my consultation?
When you arrive for your first visit, you will be greeted by our friendly office staff who will ensure that the proper registration information is collected for your treatment. During your initial appointment, our surgeons will perform an initial consultation explaining your diagnosis and outlining our recommended treatment options. We will help you determine the treatment plan that you feel comfortable with and choose the best option for anesthesia or sedation during the procedure.
If you have not had an X-ray evaluation prior to your appointment, we will take 3D scans of your jaws and mouth to ensure an accurate diagnosis and carefully plan the placement of your dental implants. Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (e.g., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If you are undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery, you will need to arrange for an adult to drive you to the office and home following the procedure. Please do not eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery if you are having general anesthesia.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office. Our friendly team at The Dental Implant Specialists is happy to assist you!