Your initial appointment will consist of a comprehensive examination including any necessary x-rays. Dr. Jorge Rico will asses your needs and any problems in order to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the examination.
The examination is usually followed by a treatment consultation where we will explain your diagnosis and treatment options. A complex medical history or treatment plan may will require additional appointment.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- A list of medications you are presently taking
- If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.
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 on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require taking medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)
If your previous dentist has taken recent digital images or x-rays (within 6-months), 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 images are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.