Patient-Info-First-Visit-ImageFirst Visit

Your first appointment will be scheduled to provide you with the doctor’s undivided time and attention to ensure that your individual needs are being met and your questions are answered.

In most cases, this initial visit will be a comprehensive examination and consultation with the necessary diagnostic x-rays, which may include 3D imaging for more detailed images of your teeth and supporting bone. Your surgeon will thoroughly evaluate your situation and determine the treatment plan that will best meet your needs.

Following the examination, your surgeon will discuss the ideal treatment option and any alternatives, explain the procedures involved and the options you have for anesthesia, and outline the treatment sequence.

If your dentist has referred you for dental implants, one of our Implant Treatment Coordinators will also be involved in the consultation. She will be available to assist you with scheduling appointments in our office and coordinating any appointments with your dentist that are necessary to complete your treatment.

Please provide the following information at the time of your initial consultation:

  • The surgical referral slip from your dentist and any recent x-rays.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card. This will save time and allow us to help you process your claims.

PATIENTS UNDER 18: A parent or guardian must accompany patients under 18 years of age during the initial examination and consultation.


Scheduling Appointments

Please call the office that is most convenient to schedule your appointment.

Hunt Valley: 410-666-5225
Owings Mills: 410-363-7780
Bel Air: 410-838-7301

We strive to schedule appointments that are convenient to your schedule. We respect your time and make every effort to see you on time. Due to the nature of a surgical practice, we do see unscheduled emergencies throughout the day and we truly appreciate your understanding and patience in these situations.

So that we can maintain our schedule to accommodate all of our patients, we ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete all necessary paperwork.

If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. This courtesy on your part will make it possible to give your appointment to another patient.

Emergencies:

If you are in pain or have an oral surgery emergency, we will make every attempt to see you that day.

In the case of an emergency after hours, you can reach one of our Board Certified surgeons by calling any of our office telephone numbers.