Oral Surgery New Patient Visit
We are here to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible.
Our goal is to provide you with the best possible oral surgery care in a safe, relaxed, compassionate environment. We will do our best to make you feel relaxed, comfortable, and cared for.
Your first appointment with us will usually be for a consultation with Dr. Karras. At this first visit, Dr. Karras will examine you and review your x-rays and medical history. He will then discuss with you your diagnosis, treatment options, and what type of oral surgery you may need . Minor procedures can often be performed on the same day. However, a complicated treatment or medical history may make it necessary to schedule your procedure for a separate appointment time, after your initial evaluation has been completed.
To assist us in providing you with the best possible care, please bring the following with you on the day of your appointment:
- A referral slip from your doctor.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- A government issued photo ID.
- Complete insurance information including the member’s name, social security number, date of birth and name of the employer.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first appointment to complete the registration form. The registration form is also available online. To expedite your first visit, you can print the form and complete it prior to coming to our office (please download the form by clicking the link below). Minor children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
All patients having general anesthesia or sedation must be seen for a consultation and examination prior to scheduling surgery.
If you will be put to sleep (general anesthesia or sedation) for your surgery, please observe the following: 1) Do not eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to surgery. However, if you are taking prescription medication, please call our office for specific instructions. 2) You must be accompanied to the office by a responsible adult driver. 3) Wear loose, comfortable clothing with short sleeves. 4) For longer procedures, do not wear contact lenses.
We strive to provide you with the highest quality care at a reasonable cost. To that end, payment for services is expected at the time treatment is received unless other financial arrangements have been made in advance. We will gladly submit claims and work with your insurance carrier to maximize your reimbursement. However, please be aware that you are personally responsible for all fees charged by our office. It is your responsibility to provide us with correct and up-to-date insurance information. Most insurance plans will reimburse you a certain percentage of the actual fees after the deductible amount has been satisfied. For your convenience, we accept personal checks, cash and most major credit cards. We also offer interest-free payment plans through third party healthcare financing companies. This requires a simple application that can be completed in our office or online.
If you have any questions about our financial policies, please feel free to call us at 847.677.6647.