Patient Instructions

Dental care is a necessity for healthy living and almost everyone needs the care of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon during their lifetime.  Please be assured that we have a strong personal and professional commitment to provide the highest level of care available.

We want you to feel comfortable in choosing our office for your surgical treatment and will do everything possible to deliver care with concern and compassion. Our goal is to create an open and mutually respectful patient/doctor relationship. If you have additional questions that are not answered on this web site, please do not hesitate to ask any member of our staff.

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OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

APPOINTMENTS

We appreciate that your time is valuable. Every effort will be made to accommodate your schedule when making an appointment.

A consultation is generally recommended for non-emergencies, prior to the actual surgical appointment. During the consultation visit you will be examined by Dr. Rega and your medical history will be reviewed. A treatment plan will then be proposed and we will answer any of your questions. This will enable you to become fully informed about your surgical treatment, including alternative options, potential complications, as well as pre and post-operative care. It is our philosophy that being informed about your surgical procedure and becoming familiar with your doctor will help to decrease the normal fear and apprehension associated with a surgical procedure.

Please bring any referral letters and x-rays provided by your dentist to your initial appointment. If you need to change your appointment, we would appreciate at least 48 hours notice.

ANESTHESIA

In assuring our commitment of providing the highest level of care and patient comfort, we offer a wide range of anesthetic options. These options are dependent on many factors, such as patient preference, complexity of the surgical procedure and your medical history. For our patients, we provide local anesthesia, nitrous oxide analgesia, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. The choice for your surgical procedure is best determined with the doctor at the time of your consultation.

TELEPHONE CALLS AND EMERGENCIES

In the event of an emergency outside normal business hours, dial our office (650) 328-2322 and the answering service will contact the doctor on call. This service is available 24 hours a day.