YOUR FIRST VISIT
The initial appointment in our office is a consultation. In certain emergency cases surgical care can be offered the day of the consultation.
During the consultation, Dr. Ehsan will review your past medical history: Illnesses, Medications, Medical Allergies, and prior surgeries. The interview will outline your problem or concern and review your referring doctor/dentist’s note (if applicable).
After the interview, a focused examination of your mouth or face will be conducted. Radiographs (x-rays) and photographs will be evaluated when appropriate.
Upon the conclusion of the physical and radiographic evaluation your diagnosis will be explained.
Dr. Ehsan prides himself on being a patient advocate. The role of an advocate is to teach the patient about their problem or disease process and offer therapeutic options when necessary.
If surgical therapy is needed all associated risks, benefits, and alternatives will be described. At the end of your appointment, Dr. Ehsan will answer any questions you may have. Dr. Ehsan encourages active patient participation. We have found that well informed patients are best able to tolerate medical and surgical procedures.
In more complex cases a second consultation will be scheduled at no charge.
THINGS TO BRING TO THE CONSULTATION
Surgical referral slip given to you by your dentist or physician.
X-rays if given to you by your doctor.
- X-rays must be recent (less than 6 months) and of adequate diagnostic quality.
- In most cases specialized x-rays are taken in our office.
List of medications you are presently taking.
Dental and Medical Insurance card if applicable.