First Visit

Your initial appointment will be one of two types of visits.

Consultation Only: Most people who wish a consultation have a particular problem they are wanting evaluated. This visits consist of a problem focused examination (limited or extensive) and consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. The visit can typically be a implant or cosmetic evaluation, periodontal evaluation, emergency or second opinion.  At this appointment we will take necessary records which may consist of dental x-rays or imaging with a CBCT (Cone Beam Computerized Tomography) to help provide necessary information needed for an evaluation .

New Patient Visit: Most new patients enter the practice on their first visit by having their teeth cleaned, needed x-rays or imaging, periodontal assessment and examination by Dr. Fitzgerald or Dr.Tanur.

Occasionally, corrective dental care can be performed the same day as the consultation or New Patient Visit. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan may require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

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

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.

Generally a preoperative consultation and medical clearance is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.

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, etc.).

X-Rays

If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays/images 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 they can be emailed please have them sent to [email protected] If the file is large or a CBCT or MRI please bring the files with you with the attached reader. If additional images are necessary they can be taken at our facility.