First Visit/ Consultation

What to expect on your first visit?

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

Please assist us by providing the following information 48 hours prior to your consultation appointment:

  1. Patient Registration Forms
  2. Your surgical referral slip
  3. Any X-rays and imaging
  4. A list of medications you are presently taking
  5. Dental or Medical Insurance information. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims. This will also help us more accurately determine your co-payment amount.

*Appointment is subject to cancelation if the above information is not submitted 48 hours in advance*

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.

A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink 8 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 on any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.). Call us with any other questions at San Luis Obispo Office Phone Number 805-541-5611.

Consultation and Surgery the Same Day:

At San Luis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we offer special appointments that combine your consultation and surgery in one appointment. Patients with a complex medical history or treatment plan will require a consultation prior to surgery and are not candidates for this type of appointment. Call our office if you would like to learn more about this type of appointment and to see if you are a candidate: San Luis Obispo Office Phone Number 805-541-5611.

X-Rays and Imaging

If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, please have them sent to our office. 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.

Full Mouth X-ray (FMX)
A series of 18 individual images of your teeth (bitewings and PA’s) achieved by biting down on films placed in your mouth. An FMX provides detail about every tooth throughout the mouth and is typically done at your dental office.

This x-ray is typically taken at your dental office

 x-rays of teeth

Panoramic X-ray (Pano)
A 2-D dental x-ray that captures the entire mouth in a single image.

The pano shows the entire mandible, TMJ, upper jaw, and nasal sinuses.

This imaging is taken at our office and is required for a diagnosis.

panoramic x-ray of a mouth 

 3-D Imaging (CBCT)
A 3D view of the inner anatomy of your head and face. Shows your bone structure, tooth position, soft tissues, and nerve pathways in detail.

This imaging is taken at our office and may be required for a diagnosis.

CS 9300 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) unit