EAST OFFICE 
(316) 634-1414 
WEST OFFICE 
(316) 721-4850

Patient Information

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What Do I Need For My Oral Surgery?

We are so glad you and your doctor have chosen us to be your oral and maxillofacial surgery team! The first thing people ask when they are referred by their dentist, is "what do I need for my oral surgery?" At Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Consultants, we want you to be comfortable and understand the process of your initial consultation, surgery, and post-surgical visits.

  1. You will need a referral from your dentist who will provide our office with x-rays and other information our oral surgeons will need for your consultation.
  2. Schedule a consultation. Call our offices, either our East or West location, and provide the patient’s name and referring dentist’s name. You will be scheduled for an initial consultation.
  3. During the consultation, one of our oral surgeons will review your medical history, x-rays, and discuss the issue with you. A recommendation for surgery may happen at this visit.
  4. Scheduling surgery. You will work with our patient schedulers to determine the best day for your (or your loved one’s) oral surgery. During this time, you will be given:
    1. Our financial policy including anticipated insurance coverage and your financial responsibilities.
    2. Our guidelines for the day of surgery including policies about who can go into the surgical room (patients only), patients must have a responsible adult in the waiting room for them at all times during the surgery, patients must have someone drive them after the procedure, and several other important policies.

Please take time to read through the information in the menu to the left to fill out our Patient Information Form, to see what you will need to bring to your first visit, schedule an appointment, and learn more information about our insurance and financial policies.

Thank you for choosing us!

What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons manage a variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and maxillofacial regions (jaws and associated structures). Furthermore, our doctors practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise including wisdom tooth removalcorrective jaw surgerydental implants, tooth implants, dental bone grafting, cosmetic procedures, jaw surgery, TMJ treatment, and the management of tumors and pathology.

This also includes techniques designed to rebuild jaw bone structure, diagnose and treat facial pain and traumatic facial injuries. Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. In addition, patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.

Surgical Staff

The surgical staff at OMS Associates are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. Additionally, all of our staff are general anesthesia and CPR certified.

Appointments

OMS Associates is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays.

We will schedule your appointment as soon as possible. After an initial appointment with your regular dentist and at their request, the doctor on call may be able to schedule an appointment the same day for certain procedures.

We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact that OMS Associates provides surgical services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases also can arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

For the convenience of our patients, we have two locations.

our offices

PATIENT INFORMATION FORM

After your appointment is confirmed, and before your first visit to our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery office, please fill out this Patient Information form.

First Visit

Relax, you're in good hands.

We have the information you need to prepare for your first appointment.

Initial appointments often consist of a consultation with the surgeon explaining diagnosis and treatment options for your oral and maxillofacial surgery. Occasionally, surgery can be performed on 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 bring with you:
  • Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are taking.
  • Both your medical and dental insurance information.
Important

All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are taking any medication (such as heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.). These details are important in the planning and implementation of your oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Thank you for trusting us with your oral and maxillofacial surgery needs including wisdom tooth removaldental implants, tooth implants, dental bone grafting, cosmetic procedures, corrective jaw surgery, TMJ pain treatment, and cleft lip and palate repair.

Radiograph & X-RAYS

If your dentist or physician has taken X-rays, you may request to have them forwarded to our office. If there's not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our oral and maxillofacial surgeons. If additional X-rays are needed, we will take them at our office.

Insurance

At OMS Associates, we make every effort to provide you with the finest surgical care for your wisdom tooth removal, dental implants, tooth implants, dental bone grafting, cosmetic procedures, corrective jaw surgery, TMJ pain treatment, and cleft lip and palate repair.

Furthermore, our oral surgeons work to provide the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this goal, we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures.

If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well-informed and keep up with changes. Please call us at 316-634-1414 (east office) or 316-721-4850 (west office) if you have any questions or concerns regarding your initial visit. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so we can expedite your reimbursement.

Wichita OMS Financial Information

Our oral surgeons deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients. Payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Our staff makes every effort to notify you of your financial responsibilities before your scheduled oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage.

We will send you a monthly statement. Most insurance companies will respond within two to four weeks. Please call our office if your statement does not reflect your insurance payment within that time frame. Any remaining balance after your insurance has paid is your responsibility. Your prompt remittance is appreciated.

For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and CareCredit. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at 316-634-6372.

Financial Policy

Please download and fill-out our Wichita OMS Financial Policy Form. After you have completed the form, please make sure to bring it on your first visit to our office. The security and privacy of your personal data is one of our primary concerns and we have taken every precaution to protect it.

Financial Policy Form

Oral and Maxillofacial Videos

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons specialize in wisdom tooth removaldental implants, tooth implants, dental bone grafting, cosmetic procedures, corrective jaw surgery, TMJ pain treatment, and cleft lip and palate repair. Learn more about the services of our oral pathologists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons with our video library. As always, discuss dental issues with your primary dentist who can refer you to our oral surgeons.

Dental Implant Surgery

Dental Implants are a good way to replace teeth with a more natural look than dentures. Dental implants are not removed like other dental prosthetics and patients can eat nearly anything they would eat with natural teeth. To be a candidate for dental implants, a patient's jaw bone should be strong. However, with additional procedures, including bone grafting or soft tissue grafting, patients may still be eligible for dental implants. Dental implants can replace one, or all, teeth. Talk to your dentist about your tooth loss and if dental implants would be right for you.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most commonly performed surgeries at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Associates. Wisdom teeth need to be removed when they grow in at an angle, only partially emerge from the gum or are impacted. Impacted teeth can cause bacteria to become trapped between the bone and the gum, and create more problems. When wisdom teeth push against other teeth, it can be painful, and can cause misalignment of the surrounding teeth. Wisdom teeth often come in during the teenage and early twenties. Consult with your dentist if your wisdom teeth are starting to emerge.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery is different than orthodontia because it involves repositioning jaw bones rather than simply aligning teeth. Corrective jaw surgery is also known as orthognathic surgery and is often needed when someone has an improper bite or their jaws are not positioned correctly. These issues can cause problems with speech, chewing, oral health, and appearance. Watch this video and consult with your dentist to see if corrective jaw surgery would be helpful for you. If so, one of our oral surgeons would love to help.

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Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Many people have anxiety related to dental procedures, especially oral surgery. We encourage our patients who struggle with dental anxiety to be open about their feelings before the day of surgery and help our patients take steps to help ease their feelings. 

Before Your Oral Surgery

There are steps you can take before your surgery to help give yourself the best chance of keeping anxiety under control.

  • Be completely honest! Share your fears as soon as you schedule your appointment. The sooner we understand your anxiety, the more we can help mitigate it.
  • Remind us when you meet with us about the extent of your anxiety. In some cases, the surgeon might prescribe anxiety medication to take right before you come in.
  • Read about the procedure you're having on our website. Knowledge is power. In addition, knowing what to expect during and after the procedure can help ease your anxiety.
  • Read your doctor’s bio on our site. Learning more about the person helping you and their credentials can relieve some of the stress. Remember, our staff shares many of the same life experiences and even the fears you have.
  • Choose a low-stress appointment time.
  • Anxiety is a common emotion and there are many resources dedicated to helping you deal with it. Check out some of these resources before your appointment.
  • Think of a “happy place” where you feel safe, secure, and calm. Practice visualizing this place before the appointment to help you stay calm during the procedure. Focus on the end result (an improved smile; pain-free mouth; better sleep, etc.).
  • Bring a stress ball to squeeze if you need a way to fidget.
  • Search through the Apple App Store or Google Play to find a relaxation or meditation app that you might enjoy.
  • Read information on relaxation and anxiety on the internet.
During Your Oral Surgery

Whether it’s during a procedure or while anesthesia is being administered, anxiety can start to creep up on you. Here are some tips for helping keep the stress away.

  • Watch what you eat and drink (nothing with too much caffeine) the day before and the day of.
  • Remind us about your anxiety so we know best how to help make you comfortable.
  • Focus on deep breathing regularly, and slowly. Remind yourself everything is okay. 
  • Visualize your “happy place” Use calm hand signals to let us know when you need a moment.

Some patients get to the appointment and are simply too anxious and stressed to go through the procedure safely. If you feel you are unable to proceed, please let us know right away. We can reschedule you for another day.

It is safer for you, and for our staff, to reschedule your appointment if your anxiety is too high. In some cases, we have had to reschedule or cancel surgery because a patient’s reaction to the anxiety created an unsafe environment for them or our staff.

Whether you are anxious about undergoing anesthesia, or have a phobia of needles, or have other anxiety issues—remember that’s perfectly normal. Open, honest communication between patients and our offices will help you have an anxiety-free (or limited) oral surgery.

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