In most cases, Drs. Pruden or Vargo can examine you and make a diagosis then treat your condition all at one visit. However in surgical or retreament cases, or complex medical history situations, a treatment plan will be formaulated after your evaluation and treatment options are discussed. Then a second appointment is scheduled to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
- You can download our medical history and registration forms from this site, complete them, and bring to your appointment. This will save a lot of time and expedite your visit.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary information. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 years of age.
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 or joint prosthesis, 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-med.)
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility and we use digital radiography that requires only a fraction of the exposure of film radiography. We will take a minimal number of images. We use a lead apron to shield you and also a thyroid colar for minimal exposure.