INITIAL APPOINTMENT IN HUNTINGTON BEACH
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be done 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 medications you are presently taking
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A pre-operative consultation is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior to your surgery. Any exceptions will be discused during the consultation appointment. After hours you can reach the surgeon on call by calling the office. The answering service will accept your call and contact the doctor. You will also need an adult to drive you home after surgery.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)
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.
When necessary, Xrays can be completed in our office. Our X-rays are all digital. This has significant advantages over standard film based x-rays. This includeds real time viewing of the e-rays (no manual film-like development), perfect reproduction, improved archiving and more environmentally sensitive since there are no disposable chemicals or film. Further, and especially important, is that there is a decrease of nearly 90% of radiation exposure.
In Case of Emergency
A vital part of our service is being available for your emergency needs. Please explain your problem to our receptionist, who will arrange an immediate appointment for you. Our doctors provide 24-Hour emergency coverage.