What happens if I have to cancel my appointment? Do you charge for missed appointments?
Dr. Brian Silverman requests 24 hour notice for appointment changes. We realize that things sometime necessitate a last minute cancellation, but please call us and give us your notice. Another patient will be happy to find a new time open.
What should I expect as a new patient at my first visit? Do I need to bring any forms or other information with me?
The first visit for an adult patient includes a review of the medical history, an extra- and intra-oral exam, cancer screening exam, treatment planning as necessary and an oral prophylaxis (cleaning). Typically, digital dental radiographs will be taken, unless recent x-rays are available for Dr. Brian Silverman's review. All information about prior illnesses, medications currently being taken and insurance coverage must be completed on this form.
Is my patient information secure and private?
In accordance with HIPPA rules and guidelines, no patients' personal or medical information is shared with any other person or entity, except in the case of another professional who is also treating the patient. A release is signed by the patient before any such transfer of information takes place. The only information transferred is that which is necessary to the treatment of the patient.