What to Expect at Your First Visit
Your first visit to our office will consist of a comprehensive examination and consultation to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to meet your individual needs. It is important that any patient under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
During this exam, Dr. Lugakingira or Dr. Awah (depends on who you are scheduled with) will perform a visual exam, as well as review your current X-rays. If necessary, additional X-rays may be taken to ensure efficient treatment planning.
Upon completion of the exam, a detailed treatment plan will be presented to you. We will thoroughly explain the details of the recommended procedure and answer any questions you may have.
Afterwards, we will schedule the appointment(s) for the procedure and make financial arrangements. Most of the time depending on medical history, prior scheduling arrangements, and procedures to be performed, surgery can be performed on the same day as the consultation.
We believe that good dental care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require further treatment.
We try our very best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact that Dr. Lugakingira or Dr. Awah (depends on who you are scheduled with) performs many types of maxillofacial procedures, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We truly appreciate your understanding and patience.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
- A surgical referral form completed by your general dentist/orthodontist
- Any recently taken radiographs
- A complete list of current medications you are taking or are allergic to
- Medical and dental insurance card(s)
- Completed Registration Forms
- Open Communication