It is not uncommon for new patients to feel nervous about their first visit to an oral surgeon. Our goal is to make your first visit as easy and as informative as possible. The first appointment with Dr. Martin and Dr. Appelblatt is generally for what we call a “consultation”. Your consultation will consist of a thorough review of your case and any existing medical conditions, followed by a meeting and exam with Dr. Martin or Dr. Appelblatt. During that meeting they will discuss your diagnosis and treatment options with you and answer any questions you have about your course of treatment. After carefully reviewing your case, you will be provided with a customized treatment plan and schedule.
While surgery can sometimes be performed the same day as your consultation, in most cases we prefer to have it on another day so that you are completely informed and prepared for your procedure.
In order to make your consultation as smooth as possible, please complete our patient registration and health history forms online (link). If you are unable to access them through our website, please plan on arriving to your appointment 15 minutes early so that you have adequate time to fill out the materials.
Please bring the following items:
- Your surgical referral slip and x-rays (if applicable).
- A list of medications you are currently taking.
- A list of any medical conditions.
- Any medical or dental insurance forms, ID cards, etc.
Please Note: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the first visit.
If you will be undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery, a preoperative consultation and physical examination is necessary prior to your surgery. If you are scheduled for IV sedation, please do not consume any food or liquids for eight hours prior to your scheduled surgery. You will also need to arrange for someone to drive you home and ideally stay with you for several hours after surgery.
If your dentist or physician has taken recent x-rays, we will work with their office to forward them to our office. This can help reduce the need for us to take additional scans. Please note that, even if you already had x-rays taken by your dentist or physician, we will sometimes need to take additional x-rays at our office.