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, please 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 preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please do not eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. A ride is required to be present with all IV sedation patients at the time of check-in. To ensure optimal post-operative care and assistance to our patients, we do not make any exceptions to this policy.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery, during your consultation with Dr. Maring (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (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. For digital x-rays, please have them forwarded to our office email: [email protected]. 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.