•  Scheduling the appointment:

Your Dentist has referred you to Dr. Fenton for the oral surgery portion of your dental treatment plan.

● Your referral will be transferred to Dr Fenton by email, fax, or mail

● Call Bristol Oral Surgery and Implant Center (860-540-4220) to schedule a consultation. Please be ready with information regarding the referring dentist and insurance information.

● If you are a new patient please complete the online patient registration on this website.

● You can also submit supporting documents after submitting the registration or by email to [email protected]

○ insurance cards, picture identification, radiographs, referral letters, consent forms, guardianship paperwork, etc.

What to expect for your appointment:

  • Day of your consultation:

○ Call the office (860-540-4220) upon arrival to be escorted into the facility
○ Document signatures will be obtained
○ Examination and Treatment Plan will be finalized
○ Schedule the appointment for the treatment/surgery. 

  • Day of your treatment/surgery:

○ Call the office (860-540-4220) upon arrival to be escorted into the facility
○ Document signatures will be obtained
○ Examination and Treatment Plan will be finalized
○ Procedure performed and home care / follow instructions provided

Details to Expect for your Surgical Appointment

Upon Arrival

  • Administrative staff will confirm your pharmacy and insurance information, an evening follow up phone number, and your escort’s name and relationship, if applicable. Follow up appointments will be scheduled if applicable
    ● You will be asked to use the restroom, even if you feel that you do not need to (if you are having IV sedation)

In the Treatment Room

  • You will be seated in the treatment chair, adjusted to your comfort. Head rest, arm rests, back and foot supports are all adjustable
    ● Your escort will be seated in the guest chair, if applicable
    ● A Pandora music station will be created based on your preference
    ● Clinical staff will confirm your understanding of the surgical plan, and obtain consent signature(s) if applicable
    ● You will be administered a preparatory mouth rinse (1.5% Hydrogen Peroxide, or 0.12% chlorhexidine)
    ● If you are not being sedated, you will be given 800 mg ibuprofen if not contraindicated, and a topical gel will be applied to partially numb the area where local anesthesia will be administered
    ● If sedation is planned, monitors will be applied (Blood pressure cuff on the right arm, Oxygen sensor on the left hand, ECG sensors on the shoulders and left torso, CO2 sensor nasal cannula tubing looped on your nose, ears, and neck)
    ● If nitrous oxide or IV sedation is planned, a mask will be placed over your nose to allow you to passively inhale the anxiety reducing gas and oxygen
    ● To establish IV access, the site will be cleaned with an alcohol pad, then sprayed with a skin refrigerant that will temporarily and partially numb the skin for IV insertion
    ● A surgical “time out” will be performed to confirm the correct patient and procedure information, and loose arm straps will be applied right before administering the medication that will make you unconscious

After Surgery

  • You may feel disoriented if anesthesia was administered, that will resolve quickly
    ● Your mouth will have gauze applying pressure to the surgical site(s)
    ● Clinical staff will provide written and verbal postoperative instructions, including a postoperative bag with instructions handouts, a reusable Hot/Cold pack, and extra gauze
    ● If sedated, when you are deemed safe and ready for discharge, your escort will be directed to bring their vehicle to the side exit door to pick you up. Clinical staff will escort you to the vehicle and assist you in getting seated and securing your seatbelt
    ● If not sedated, you will be escorted to the reception area for financial and scheduling needs