First Visit with New Jersey Team Dental Center
Dental Appointments & Consultations
Your initial appointment will depend upon your specific needs. If you are scheduling for a routine dental checkup then your first visit will be a scheduled hygiene appointment with one of our certified hygienist and a clinical exam by Dr. Andrew Whiteman. For a toothache or emergency problem, then we will attempt to get you immediately into our schedule to be evaluated and if possible treated by our team of doctors on the same visit.
If you think you have need of Dental Implant treatment, then we will schedule you an appointment for a comprehensive consultation to evaluate and discuss your diagnosis and treatment options.
If you have been referred to our office for impacted wisdom teeth, T.M. Joint disorders (TMJ), jaw deformity, tumors, etc. then your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will 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.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
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 medication (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.