Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Most surgical services can be completed on the same day with local anesthesia. General anesthesia and complicated surgical procedures will require a pre-surgical visit to review medical history and to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.
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 this information (insurance cards) to your appointment. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under 19 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
A preoperative consultation is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. 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 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.
The surgical staff at Scott P. O’Nele, DMD, MD. are experienced oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. All staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.