Patient Information

YOUR CONSULTATION

If this is your first visit or if you have not seen us in a while, you will need to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options.

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

  • Your surgical 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 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.

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 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 medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).

X-Rays

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.

CT Scans

Our practice utilizes state–of–the–art, full–cranial cone–beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3–D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of oral surgery. This technology provides full–cranial, highly accurate 3–D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontics, implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, oral and orthognathic surgery and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones along with cross–sectional (bucco–lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated. Three–dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2–D technologies.


Financial Information

For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Care Credit and Lending Club Patient Financing. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients; therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at our San Diego office at 619-686-2770, ext 145 or in our El Cajon office at 619-593-3684 ext 231. Many times, a simple telephone call will clear any misunderstandings.

Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage.

We will send you a monthly statement. Most insurance companies will respond within four to six weeks. Please call our office if your statement does not reflect your insurance payment within that time frame. Any remaining balance after your insurance has paid is your responsibility. Your prompt remittance is appreciated.


Insurance Information

At the Center for Oral & Facial Surgery we make every effort to provide you with the finest surgical care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this goal, we work hand in hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up to date. They can be reached by phone in the San Diego office at 619-686-2770 ext 146. and in the El Cajon office at 619-593-3684 ext 230. Please call if you have any questions or concerns regarding your initial visit. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.


Scheduling an Appointment

The Center for Oral & Facial Surgery is open Monday thru Friday from 8 am until 5 pm. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.

We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact that the Center for Oral & Facial Surgery provides surgical 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.

Please call our San Diego office at (619) 220-2342 or our El Cajon office at (619) 375-2645 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.


ORAL SURGERY VIDEOS:

Wisdom Teeth Removal Video

OMSNIC Informed Consent

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth extraction, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom tooth extraction are discussed.

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