Preparing for your visit to Bio Implant Center
Knowing what to expect can make your visit alot easier. We offer the following suggestions on how to better prepare for your dental visit.
1. Before your phone consultation, please send us your dental records and x-rays.
In order to provide you with an accurate quote, we need to assess your dental records and x-rays. Please email your x-rays to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Discuss dental problems and costings during your phone consultation.
Communicating with Dr. Montano about your dental problems can help determine your dental treatment. Write down any dental problems you've experienced the last couple of months, even if they're dormant. That way you won't forget anything, and it may keep you from having to make an emergency appointment if they flare up again in the future. Include such details as:
when the pain started or ended
which area of the mouth you feel discomfort
the level of pain you experience, and whether it comes and goes or is constant
any side effects, such as bleeding gums or swelling
Please also alert Dr. Montano if you have a medical condition that may be of concern (diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves or joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.). A pre-operative consultation and physical examination are mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery.
Also be sure to discuss your payment options with Dr. Montano so you know the prices before you go. We want you to get the help you need, and may be able to provide various treatment options or make financial arrangements that meet your budget.
We require payment at the time of service, so ask us how we work with insurance or out-of-pocket payments before your appointment.
3. Organize your dental appointments, travel arrangements, passport and travel insurance.
Most dental procedures last longer than regular dental exams, so be sure to schedule your appointments and travel during a time that's convenient for you. Ask Dr. Montano how long your appointment(s) will last, how many trips to the clinic you need to plan for, and what to expect after the procedure. Following Dr. Montano's post-operative or post-treatment guidelines will help you avoid complications and make a full recovery.
We can help you book accommodation in Tijuana, or arrange our free shuttle service to pick you up in San Ysidro or the San Diego Airport and bring you to our clinic.
You will need to bring valid travel documentation. U. S. citizens can visit Mexico for 72 hours or less without visas, but they need proof of citizenship when they return. A passport or government-issued photo ID and birth certificate are most common. If you don't have a passport, Rushmypassport.com can help you get or renew your passport without having to run around or stand in line around to get it done. Permanent Residents should bring their green cards and passports. Citizens of other countries need valid passports and a valid I-94, multi-entry visa or visa waiver. Visit the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative website for more details.
We also recommend travel insurance in case we encounter any unforeseen issues that result in you needing to stay a little longer in Tijuana to finish your dental care.
If you are paying for your dental services with a credit card, be sure to notify your bank in advance that you will be using your credit card to make payments in Mexico to avoid your bank blocking your credit card.
4. On the day of your appointment:
If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring all of your information with you. This will save time and allow us to help process any insurance claims.
Arrive early. Give yourself enough time to complete forms, get to know the staff and relax before your appointment. It's hard to feel comfortable in the dental chair when you're feeling rushed or stressed.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern (diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves or joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.). A pre-operative consultation and physical examination are mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. List any medications you're taking, as they may affect treatment.
When filling out the new patient information page, be prepared to provide your complete medical history and form of payment. If you're a current patient, provide your dentist with any changes to your health, medications or dental insurance.
Give accurate details about your oral hygiene routine, including how often you brush and floss. Your dentist may want to know about past dental problems and the last time you visited a dentist. Be honest -- disclosing this information is not meant to embarrass you, but to improve your dental health.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, don't be afraid to tell your dentist about your fears. Dentists now use a variety of methods to successfully treat fearful patients.
Questions or concerns? Please contact us.
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