First Visit | New Patient
Oral Surgery Consultation
Your initial visit is a crucial step in the treatment planning process. Dr. Ismaili and Dr. Carmichael will review your health history, perform an examination, and explain your diagnosis. Your consultation visit will conclude with a brief visit with one of our financial coordinators who will review the proposed treatment plan and associated fees, and schedule a convenient time for your surgery.
Please assist us by providing the following at your first visit:
- Surgical Referral slip from your referring dentist/doctor
- A diagnostic and current panoramic X-ray only, if taken by your dentist
- If covered by a DHMO plan, you must bring an insurance referral from your general dentist, your appointment will be rescheduled without it.
- A list of all medications you are presently taking
- Picture ID
- Your dental AND medical insurance cards
Some surgical procedures may 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 your surgical treatment .
For same-day surgery, please have nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night prior to your surgery, this does not include your routine prescription medications, which need to be taken with a small sip of water. You will also need an adult to accompany you, stay in the office during the procedure, and drive you home. Please read our “Before Anesthesia Instructions”.
IMPORTANT: Patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all appointments.
We follow a number of treatment standards which support a high quality of care and one of those is a surgical-quality x-ray, which we will take. The type of x-ray you need is determined by the surgeon and may include a surgical-quality panorex, 3D image or CT scan. If possible, omit wearing earrings, lip rings, etc. If your dentist has taken a panorex x-ray, you may request that they forward it to our office.
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, full-cranial cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of oral surgery. This technology provides full-cranial, highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontics, implantology, TMJ analysis, oral and orthognathic surgery, and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones along with cross-sectional (bucco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies.