New Patients San Mateo CA
Welcome to San Mateo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Emergency and occasionally, short surgical procedures can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, most definitive procedures require special set ups or planning that require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
- Patient Registration Forms
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery.
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 currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
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.
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art CBCT (cone beam computer tomography) Scans. Unlike a traditional spiral CT scanner, this 3D system utilizes digital technology that provides precise, crystal-clear digital images while minimizing your exposure to radiation. This provides highly accurate 3-D images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of implantology, bone pathology, airway assessment, treatment of impacted teeth and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth, nerves and vessels along with cross-sectional, axial,coronal. sagittal, and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies.