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.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV sedation or general anesthesia for surgery. On the day of surgery, patients older than 12 years old should have nothing to eat or drink eight (8) hours prior to the time of the scheduled surgery. If you have a child undergoing surgery who is under 12 years old (40kg), please contact us for diet guidelines before 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.). If you have an extensive health history, we will provide you with forms to take to your family physician in order to gather all information necessary to treat you in a safe and appropriate manner. If you are medically unsuitable to be treated in our outpatient clinic, we will make arrangements for you to be treated in the local hospital.
Please assist us by providing the following at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
- Your dental insurance information.
- Your Alberta Health Care card.
- A complete list of medications you are presently taking, including dosages and frequency.
- You can fill out the Registration forms online here prior to your appointment to help expedite your consultation.
- All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit in order to provide consent for treatment.
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. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility. We will make a digital copy of the x-ray for our records, and return the original film to the referring office.