Your First Visit with Us
When you call for an initial consultation, we will schedule an appointment as convenient to your needs as possible. If you are in pain, we will see you as quickly as possible so we can address the cause of your discomfort.
What you need to bring for your consultation:
- A referral slip from your dentist
- Current x-rays of the area, if already taken by your dentist (must be less than 12 months old; recent if you are being seen for a problem that started only recently).
If none have been taken, we would prefer to take our own.
The following downloadable forms (in .pdf format):
These information and health history forms are provided for your convenience to print out and complete at home in advance.
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If you are unable to print these forms, then you will need to bring the following medical information:
- A list of ALL medication (prescription and non-prescription) that you are currently taking.
- Your physician's name and phone number, and any information regarding your current medical problems as well as significant ones from the past.
- If you wish to utilize insurance benefits, we will need complete dental and medical insurance information so we can communicate with your insurance carrier. We will attempt to get benefit information regarding your planned surgical treatment and will submit a claim to your primary carrier for you.
- A parent (or guardian with appropriate documentation) MUST accompany a minor being evaluated for surgical treatment.
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On the day of your first visit
After you have completed your medical history form and any other necessary paperwork, we will review these documents with you in detail and discuss all health concerns.
Although you are to receive care from a dental specialist, the medical information you provide must be complete and accurate to help us render the most appropriate care to you. Incomplete or inaccurate medical information could compromise the success of your care.
Any needed x-rays will be taken and processed so they can be utilized during your consultation. Both the date of the x-rays you bring as well as their quality will be assessed; if they do not show the area of concern well, new ones may need to be taken in our office. Expecting an accurate diagnosis without a needed x-ray would be like asking a mechanic to diagnosis your car's engine problem without opening the hood.
Though we can frequently perform some procedures without a separate consultation visit, there are often mitigating circumstances that can prevent treatment the same day. If that is the case, we will explain what needs to be done prior to your return for treatment.
Sometimes this may require medical consultation prior to our treating you, which for some patients has saved their lives. Our interest is in providing care to you as safely as possible. Untreated medical problems can be harmful to your health.
After Dr. Grellner evaluates you and determines what your needs may be, our highly trained surgical assistants will review pre- and post- operative instructions with you. A financial coordinator will then review all insurance and payment options with you prior to scheduling your surgical appointment.
Our staff is dedicated to providing you with our best care in an atmosphere of compassion, courtesy and professionalism.