Choosing an Oral Surgeon

WHAT SHOULD YOU CONSIDER?

ALL DOCTORS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL

  • WERE YOU REFERRED TO A PARTICULAR DOCTOR OR JUST ANYONE WHO WORKS IN THAT OFFICE?

  • WAS THE REFERRAL BASED UPON THE BEST INDIVIDUAL FOR YOUR NEEDS OR BECAUSE HE HAPPENS TO TAKE YOUR INSURANCE?

  • WHAT DO OTHER PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THAT SURGEON? FRIENDS, RELATIVES, MAGAZINE POLLS?

  • DOES HE PERSONALLY EXPLAIN AND DISCUSS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR SURGERY WITH YOU OR USE A VIDEO AND THEN COME IN AND ASK “ANY QUESTIONS?”

  • DOES HE EXPLAIN EVERYTHING IN DETAIL TO YOUR SATISFACTION?

  • DOES HE OFFER LESS EXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVES?

  • DOES HE EXPLAIN YOUR INSURANCE AND THE POSSIBILITY THAT ANOTHER SURGEON MIGHT REDUCE YOUR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE? DOES HE EXPLAIN THAT IT COULD BE LESS EXPENSIVE TO HAVE YOUR SURGERY IN THE HOSPITAL OR SURGICAL CENTER RATHER THAN IN THE OFFICE?

  • IS THE DOCTOR PERSONALLY AVAILABLE TO SPEAK WITH YOU ON THE PHONE, DURING HOURS AS WELL AS AFTER, OR CAN YOU ONLY SPEAK WITH STAFF?

  • IS THE STAFF WELL TRAINED, SUCH AS REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS DO THEY PARTICIPATE IN CONTINUING EDUCATION, ANESTHESIA ASSISTANT TRAINING, ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT AND CPR PROGRAMS?

  • DOES HE OFFER SURGICAL TIMES THAT MEET YOUR DEMANDS OR ONLY OPERATE ON CERTAIN DAYS?

  • DOES YOUR SPECIALIST PARTICIPATE IN MANY OR MOST INSURANCE PLANS? IN OTHER WORDS, IS THE SURGEON WILLING TO ACCEPT A LOWER AMOUNT THAN YOU PAY BECAUSE HE PARTICIPATES WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT PLANS?

  • DOES THE SURGEON OFFER A STATE OF THE ART FACILITY OR AN OFFICE FROM THE 70’S? ARE THE SURGICAL TREATMENT ROOMS DESIGNED TO THE SAME SPECIFICATIONS FOUND IN A HOSPITAL OR SURGICAL CENTER?

  • ARE SINGLE USE ITEMS RE-STERILIZED AND REUSED?

  • ARE YOU INFORMED WHICH IMPLANT SYSTEM IS BEST FOR YOU? WILL GENERIC IMPLANTS OR CLONES BE SUBSTITUTED?

EXTRACTING A TOOTH IS NOT OUR ONLY GOAL

OUR GOAL IS TO RELIEVE THE STRESS AND ANXIETY OF THE UNKNOWN AND OBTAIN THE BEST POSSIBLE EXPERIENCE FOR THE PATIENT

NO SURGICAL PROCEDURE IS SIMPLE IT IS THE SURGEON THAT MAKES YOU FEEL THAT WAY