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First Visit

If your dentist has referred you to our office please call 760 739-1400 to schedule an appointment. We will schedule your appointment promptly and conveniently. If you have a dental emergency, we will make every attempt possible to see you the same day you call. Once an appointment is scheduled, you will be given a password to log on to our secure website. Here you can prepare for your initial consultation be completing the medical history (including a listing of all medications, dosage, and frequency) as well as a dental history of the area in question. If you chose not to complete the forms prior to your scheduled appointment, please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete them in our office.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
 Your endodontic referral slip from your dentist, and any X-rays you may have been given
 A list of medications, dosage, and frequency you are presently taking
 If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary insurance card or information. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
Please inform our office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e., antibiotics for pre-medication.)
All patients under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Many things occur during your consultation visit to our office.  The doctor will review your medical and dental history. We will take your blood pressure, obtain radiographs (x-rays), ask about your endodontic problem, solicit symptoms, and complete a clinical examination of the area in question along with endodontic testing of your teeth. After your examination we will explain your diagnosis and treatment options. We will take the time to answer any questions you have regarding your treatment. After your consultation, we will be able to schedule an appointment with the appropriate amount of time allotted for the specific treatment procedure that you need.  Also we will research your insurance coverage and provide a pretreatment service estimate.   The length of time in our office varies since any of these factors may be complex.  Many cases are referred to us because they are challenging. Depending on the complexity of the diagnosis and the treatment, some cases may be initiated at the time of the consultation. In some cases, your treatment can be completed at the time of your consultation. This is determined on a case by case basis. We have a close working relationship with your general dentist and will keep them informed of our recommendations and any treatment provided.
If your dentist has taken recent radiographs (X-rays), you may request that they forward them to our office, however, it is frequently necessary for us to take additional radiographs for various diagnostic views. We will expose the minimum number of radiographs necessary to make a through diagnosis.

488 E. Valley Parkway
Suite 307
Escondido, CA 92025