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Your First Visit

Your first appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice any concerns. Surgery can usually be performed the same day as the consultation. However, if you have a complex medical history or treatment plan, Dr. Kahenasa will need to consult with you first and have you make a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

Please bring the following information with you for your first visit:

  • Referral slip from your dentist or doctor stating the treatment you need performed 
  • X-rays, CT scan or MRI (copy or disc)
  • A list of medications you are presently taking
  • All patients who wish to be sedated for surgery must follow the "instructions before your surgery" attachment

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-surgical consultation and examination is necessary for all patients undergoing IV sedation or General anesthesia to determine if you are a candidate. Please have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery if you wish to have sedation.  You will also need to have an adult with you 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, asthma, chest pain, sleep apnea etc.), or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e. heart medications, blood thinners including aspirin, effient, plavix, coumadin, etc.). If you are a medical marijuana user, you will need to discuss an alternative medicine choice with your doctor for 3 days before surgery and up to 1 week after surgery (no smoking 3 days before surgery). Thank you.