First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan, including desire for IV sedation or general anesthesia may require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. If less than 24 hours notice is given before cancelling your appointment, or you fail to show for your scheduled appointment, you may not be allowed to reschedule. Surgical and/or Sedation appointments require 72 hours advance notice for cancellation. 

Please assist us by providing the following information prior to, or at the time of your consultation:

  • Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable. (from your primary dentist or physician)
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms and your ID cards. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims

Please use the online Patient Registration to save time during your appointment.


IMPORTANT:
All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with the appropriate verifying documentation

A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for all patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink for eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home, and stay with you for 24 hours.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, blood thinners (aspirin, plavix, coumadin, eliquis, 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. Dental radiation is extremely low and poses minimal risk of health problems. At Bristol Oral Surgery & Implant Center we practice radiation safety and abide by the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable). If you are concerned about the amount of radiation you are being exposed to, please ask to speak with Dr. Fenton about it.

If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please notify our office as soon as possible. Appointments without sedation/ anesthesia services require at least 24 hours notice for cancellation to be rescheduled. Appointments with sedation/ anesthesia services require at least 72 hours (3 business days) notice for cancellation to be rescheduled.

If insufficient notice, or no notice for appointment cancellation is provided, your appointment may not be rescheduled. You will be allowed to be added to our “same day only” list for appointment rescheduling. This means that appointments without sedation/ anesthesia services will only be allowed to be scheduled on the same day as the appointment if availability exists. Appointments without sedation/ anesthesia services will only be allowed to be scheduled the day prior to the appointment if availability exists. Patients that do not comply with sedation/ anesthesia preoperative instructions will be offered the procedure without sedation, or their appointment will be considered as a cancellation with insufficient notice. 

We understand that “same day” appointments are frequently not available, so it is extremely important to honor your scheduled appointment, or provide sufficient notice. Exceptions will be made for medical emergencies with a Doctor’s note.