Prepare for Your First Visit
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation during which Dr. Liao or Dr. Karwowska will explain 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.
Before Your Consultation:
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 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit. This is the law.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination are mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. On the day of your surgery, please do not eat or drink ANYTHING for eight (8) hours prior to your scheduled procedure. 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.).
X-Rays and CT-Scans
If your dentist or physician has provided you with x-rays, please bring them with you. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility. All x-ray systems in our office are advanced and fully digital.
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, cranial cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of oral and maxillofacial surgery. This technology provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of orthodontics, implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, oral and orthognathic surgery, and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth, and facial bones are easily generated.
Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomic accuracy essential for a contemporary implant and reconstructive procedures. It simply offers visualization not possible with conventional 2-D technologies. It is highly unique to be located within the facility adding to your convenience.
With the addition of cone-beam CT technology in our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative and high-quality patient care.