Your first appointment will consist of a consultation between you and a doctor explaining your dental/medical situation and treatment options . You will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice any concerns. Surgery can usually be performed the same day as the consultation. However, if you have a complex medical history or treatment plan, Dr. Moy, Dr. Kahenasa or Dr. Schoenbaum will need to consult with your primary physician and have you make a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please bring the following information with you for your first visit:
- Referral slip from your dentist or doctor stating the treatment you need performed
- X-rays, CT scan or MRI (digital, hard copy or disc)
- A list of medications you are presently taking
- Patients who wish to be sedated for surgery must follow the “instructions before your surgery” attachment
IMPORTANT: A new California law states that all patients the age of 18 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation and surgical date.
To determine if you are a candidate, a pre-surgical consultation and examination is necessary for all patients undergoing IV sedation or General anesthesia. Please keep in mind you cannot eat or drink 8 hours prior to surgery if you wish to have sedation. You will need a ride to and from the office.
If you have a medical condition, please alert the office as it may be of concern prior to surgery or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, asthma, chest pain, sleep apnea, heart medications, blood thinners including aspirin, efficient, plavix, coumadin, etc.). If you are a medical marijuana user, you will need to discuss an alternative medicine choice with your doctor for 3 days before surgery and up to 1 week after surgery (we recommend our patients not smoke 3 days before surgery).