You may require an initial consultation appointment to allow Dr. Morris to assess your needs, explain your diagnosis and treatment options, particularly if you have a complex medical history. The surgical appointment would be scheduled after the initial appointment in that case. In many cases you will be able to schedule your first visit for the surgery recommended by your dentist.
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 cards if available or any necessary completed forms. We understand that many companies do not issue cards. We would need to know the covered individual’s employer, date of birth, insurance carrier and sometimes social security number to be able to help you determine insurance benefits. Having this information will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
- If you are being referred through your medical HMO doctor you would be responsible for obtaining a referral from their office
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation or surgery visit.
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.
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 medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, bone density medications, etc.).