It is not uncommon for patients to be anxious or nervous when they have been referred to an oral surgeon for a necessary procedure. At Balaci Oral and Facial Surgery, we wish to provide you with a comfortable and caring office environment the minute you enter our door for your first appointment.
During your first consultation, Dr. Balaci and our surgical staff will perform a thorough oral examination, fully review your diagnosis, and provide you with the details of your upcoming oral surgery or related procedure. On occasion, minor surgical procedures may be performed the same day as the consultation. If you have a complex medical history or require a more in-depth procedure, a second appointment and an additional evaluation may be necessary prior to providing treatment.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip
- Completed medical or dental insurance forms, if applicable – This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
- 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.
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 are 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 (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (e.g., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, full-cranial cone beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of oral surgery, as well as orthodontics, implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth, and facial bones along with cross-sectional (buccolingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric, and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2D technologies.
With the addition of cone beam CT technology in our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality patient care.