Initial Appointment

Notice: There is a $75 deposit charge to re-book appointments after no-shows for consultations and surgeries. Please notify our office as soon as possible if you are not going to be able to make your appointment and to reschedule.

What to Expect at Your Initial Appointment

Wondering how to prepare for your first visit to our oral surgery office? Well, now you don’t need to! Your initial appointment is a chance for us to get to know each other. Here’s what you can expect:

Your first appointment will consist of a thorough exam followed by a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Dr. Puckett takes time to listen to your concerns and personalize treatment options for your specific case. This includes working with your insurance closely so you maximize the use of your benefits.

Some minor oral surgeries can be performed the same day as the consultation with coordination of medical and insurance factors. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require a second appointment to provide treatment. We always keep you apprised of where we are in your treatment process, listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have.

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What to Bring to Your Initial Appointment

You can help us streamline your first visit to our office by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays
  • A list of current medications
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary information. This will save time and assist us in processing your claim.
  • Medical History, Patient Information and all necessary forms can be easily completed online prior to your first visit to expedite your appointment.


IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MINORS: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation visit.

Special Measures for IV Anesthesia: A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Remember to have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery and schedule someone to drive you home.

Read our oral surgeon, Dr. Puckett’s, statement on Ozempic, Wegovy and anesthesia safety for patients.

If You Feel Sick Before Your Oral Surgery: Please alert our office if you have concerning medical conditions prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, prosthetic heart valves and joints, anticoagulant medications, etc.).

X-Rays: If your dentist has taken x-rays, please request forwarding to our office. At times, it may be prudent to bring them with you to our office on the day of your appointment. Additional films, if necessary, we will obtain at our office.

If you’d like to know more about our practice or our oral surgeon, visit Dr. Puckett’s page and our Staff page. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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Schedule An Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call us or submit the online appointment request form. We value you as a patient and look forward to serving your needs with compassionate excellence.

Office Hours


Tues, Wed, Thurs
8:00am – 4:30pm

8:00am – 2:00pm