Your initial appointment will consist of an evaluation of your medical history as well as a review of current x-ray and the work that is needed. You will be provided with an explanation of 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.
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 current Health History and list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance please provide the receptionist with a copy of your insurance card. If no card is available please provide the following information:
- The Name and address of the insurance company.
- The name of the holder of the policy.
- The subscriber ID number or the SSN of the policy holder.
- Policy holders date of birth.
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 have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. 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, osteoporosis medications etc.).
Dr. DeDecker has two offices located in Layton and Bountiful.
2185 N. 1700 W., #204
Layton, Utah 84041
625 E. 500 S., #204
Bountiful, Utah 84010
An accurate diagnosis depends on current x-rays. If you have had x-rays taken in another office with in twelve months prior to the date of surgery you may request that they be forwarded to our office or you may pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are necessary or if current x-rays are not available we would be happy to take them at our facility.
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, full-cranial cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of oral surgery. This technology provides full-cranial, highly accurate 3D 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 along with cross-sectional (bucco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2D technologies.
With the addition of cone-beam CT technology in our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, patient care.