Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Generally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. Occasionally a complex medical history or treatment plan will 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 consultation:
- Your referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary insurance cards. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. latex allergy, diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.) Also please let us know in advance if you take any medications, or have taken any medications in the past, for osteoporosis.
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office, however we always take new x-rays at no extra charge. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office, or you can request that your dentist email them to Dr. Hamling.