Oral Surgeon and Maxillofacial Surgery
561.848.0553

Your First Visit at The Kaplan Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Your first visit to our offices involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you. To understand what to expect, please read through this page.

What to Expect

Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about oral and maxillofacial surgery, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs.

Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.

Occasionally, surgery can be conducted the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history and/or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

You can also save some time by printing out and completing the patient form in advance of your appointment.

Please help us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your completed Patient Information Form
  • Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays, if applicable
  • A list of medications you are currently taking
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the needed completed forms. This will save time and allow us to assist you in processing any claims

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit. A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please do not eat or drink six hours prior to your surgery. You also need an adult to drive you home. Please tell 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

If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may ask that they forward them to our office. If your dentist or physician does not have enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are needed, they can be taken at our facility.

Questions? Ready to Schedule an Appointment?

All surgical services are available at both of our convenient locations.

Ask us anything from questions about the procedure to financing options, we are always happy to hear from you. Call us now at (561) 848-0553 or fill out the form.

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