Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can 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 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 and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
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 currently taking any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.): Center For Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Phone Number 817-477-0922
Fill out our Appointment Form or call us at Center For Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Phone Number 817-477-0922 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheppard today!
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. In some cases an additional panoramic x-ray may be taken for our digital imaging system that we use during your surgery. Therefore, it is not a requirement to bring your x-rays. Please inform our front office staff if you have just had a panoramic x-ray taken at your dentist’s office and you will not be charged for an additional one.