First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining 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 list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

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 six hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home. If you are planning on only local anesthesia (numbing), you may eat as usual.

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, etc.).


X-Rays

If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.


CT Scans

Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, full-cranial cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of oral surgery. This technology provides full-cranial, highly accurate 3-D 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. The scan is painless and lasts about 9 seconds. 20 seconds later, the images are on the computer screen, ready for immediate diagnosis. This will allow you to truly visualize and better understand your treatment options.

If you have any difficulty locating our office, or if you have any questions on our appointment time or process, please call us at (559)435-7993. Thank you!

Testimonials

Dr. Andrew Rahn is the most caring, gentle, selfless person I've ever met. He genuinely cares about you and takes time out of his busy schedule to help you out in any way you need and that is a rare quality to find nowadays. He has an amazing personality that will keep you laughing which is always a plus! I highly recommend going to him whether it's for your health or in need of a good friend! Madison McInnes
By just meeting Dr. Rahn one time i felt i could trust him in all matters, not just Dental. I like the way i was treated and how he explained everything in detail.
All i want now is a couple of front teeth for the holidays.
PS:::::: i feel (felt) this way about him since he came into this world! Gisela K. Rahn
Dr Rahn is awesome! he is very attentive, caring and has access to the latest technology which he actually applies. Highly recomend him! Melisa Spolini
Dr. Rahn did an excellent job on our sons wisdom teeth and we got a funny video out of it as well. Thank you! Ben Matson
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