If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day. We are a specialty office and require a referral from your dentist to be seen.
We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact Dr. Capodice, Dr. Efaw, Dr. Ocheltree and Dr. Elger provide many types of oral surgery services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
Unlike most offices, our practice offers two types of surgery appointments for your convenience.
Same-Day Surgery – This appointment type allows a patient to travel to our office for one appointment instead of two separate appointments. You will have your office visit consultation with the doctor, followed by a financial consultation with one of our billing specialists and then our doctor will perform the surgery.
Consultation First – This appointment is consultation first, surgery at a later date. You will meet with the doctor for an office visit consultation and then one of our billing specialists will come in to go over the cost associated with the procedure. You will be given the option to schedule your surgery at the end of your appointment or you can call our office at a later date.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink six hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home. Please refer to our page on pre-operative instruction on anesthesia by clicking on the link to follow: Pre-operative IV Sedation instructions
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.).
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.
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