Your First Consultation

A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for all patients undergoing I.V. Sedation/General Anesthesia for surgery. If you will be having surgery on the day of your consultation, please have nothing to eat or drink after midnight or at least 8 hours prior to your appointment. You will also need an adult to remain in the waiting area and drive you home.

After your dentist refers you, or when you decide you are ready to come in, one of our Patient Care Representatives is happy to schedule a pre-operative consultation for you.

Items necessary for your first consultation are as follows:

Personal Information:  Please take the time to fill out the three patient registration forms provided on this website and bring them to your consultation.  It is only by reviewing a patient’s medical history and performing a detailed examination and diagnostic testing that our surgeons are able to design an individualized treatment plan.

Referral Card:  This is usually given to you by your General Dentist to indicate what treatment is needed and/or your symptoms.  Referral cards are important and necessary in order to maintain effective communication with you and your Dentist regarding treatment.

A Current Panorex:  (A panorex taken within last year is preferred.) If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office at the following e-mail addresses:

Savannah:           savannahxrays@chathamoralsurgery.com
Pooler:                 poolerxrays@chathamoralsurgery.com

Or, you may bring the original X-rays with you to your consult.  If you do not have x-rays, they can be taken at our facility at your consultation appointment.

Medications List:  If you take any kind of prescription medication, please bring an updated list of all of your medications.

Medical History:  Please bring a detailed list of any pertinent medical history, past surgeries, and any adverse reactions to medications and/or anesthesia.  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.)

Medical and Dental insurance information:  Many oral surgery procedures are covered by both medical and dental insurance plans.  Please bring both your medical and dental insurance cards so that we can make the best determination of benefits for your procedure.

Parent or Guardian:  If you are younger than age 18, please bring a parent or legal guardian to your consultation.  Because consent is required for oral surgery, there must be an adult present for the consultation.