First Visit

Your initial appointment will provide you the opportunity to meet with your surgeon and discuss your diagnosis and treatment options. Many times, this consultation and your surgery can be performed the same day. However,patients with complex medical histories or treatment plans may require a consultation visit before the day of surgery.

Drs. Tentinger, Hutchinson and French believe in working closely with your referring dentist or physician to ensure the best possible oral surgery care. When possible, we try to accommodate patients by scheduling consultation and recommended treatment on the same day.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of yourfirst appointment:

  • Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
  • A complete list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the current insurance cards. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, artificial heart valvesor joints, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin or otheranticoagulants, steroid medications, etc.).

For patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery, please have nothing to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need a responsible adult to drive you home. Your escort must come with you to your appointment and remain in the area of the office during your treatment. Please review the information under the Surgical Instructions tab for more informationregarding intravenousanesthesia.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardianto their first visit and any surgical appointments.

X-Rays

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 for this to occur, please pick up your x-rays and bring them to your appointment. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.