Consultations are required prior to implant placement or extensive extractions of teeth, but consultations may be requested at any time for other procedures too. Consultations serve as a helpful opportunity for full discussion of a clinical condition, proposal of treatment, and prognosis of a treatment plan. Consultations allow for a designated period for the doctor to carefully review the patient’s medical and treatment history, a referral from your dentist or dental specialist, and any relevant x-rays, lab reports etc. in your presence. The doctor will be in a better position to more fully explain the procedures and the anticipated outcome during a consultation. He may confer with your referring doctor prior to or after your consultation, whichever is most helpful to a successful treatment plan. You are encouraged to pose questions and to seek full understanding of your treatment at this time.