I know that you may be apprehensive about your upcoming consultation with an oral surgeon, especially if you have not had any dental surgery done. Just know that this is simply an opportunity for you to meet your surgeon and make a game plan for your treatment.
When you call in to make an appointment our friendly office staff will take your information, email you your new patient forms and obtain your insurance information. When you receive your new patient forms, please print, fill out and bring them with you to your appointment. We will verify your insurance benefits and notify you in advance should your insurance not cover your consultation fees.
What to expect the Day of your consultation:
When you arrive at your appointment you will come to the front desk with your new patient forms, insurance card, driver’s license, medication list and referral slip. We will check you in and take any payment needed for your appointment.
After you are checked in one of our surgical assistants will take you to a consultation or examination room. If radiographs (x-rays) are necessary for proper diagnosis they will take them at this time. When you are in the consultation room the assistants will review your medical history, prescription list and referral from your dentist. Dr. Slaughter will come in and review your imaging, diagnose your treatment, and discuss and answer all questions regarding your recommended treatment. When your treatment plan is ready our staff member will come in and review all services needed for treatment along with an estimated cost. We will also get your consent for services signed at this time and review all Pre-op surgery information.
CT Scans & Imaging
Our practice utilizes state of the art, full-cranial cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of oral surgery. This technology provides full-cranial, highly accurate 3D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontics, implantology, 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 2D technologies (panoramic radiograph).
*Please be sure and notify the office of any medical conditions or concerns at your consultation (prior to surgery) (i.e., diabetes, joint replacements, artificial heart valves, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, bisphosphates, etc.)