Atkinson and Associates - Oral Surgery

Further information can be found under the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Patient Medical History Form

For those patients with multiple medical conditions or medications, it may be easier to fill out the medical history form ahead of time. All information is strictly Medical-In-Confidence and is dealt with in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  

Preparation for Consultation Appointment

  • Feel free to bring a close friend or relative to the appointment.
  • Please bring (if applicable):
    • Referral letter
    • Current list of medical conditions and medications from your medical GP or Medical Specialists
    • Radiographs (x-rays) that you have had taken by your dentist/doctor
    • Other test results e.g. blood results, biopsy reports, photographs
  • An initial consultation fee will be charged. All treatment options and associated costs will be discussed with you at this appointment. Please see our Financial Policy for more information.

Preparation for Treatment under Local Anaesthetic

  • Ensure you take all prescribed medications as per normal. Do not stop any medication unless directed by your surgeon.
  • Eat a light meal before the procedure. This is different to patients who will be having treatment under IV sedation or General Anaesthetic.

Preparation for Treatment under IV Sedation

  • You must FAST before treatment under IV Sedation. This means no eating any food at least 6 hours before surgery and no drinking any water 2 hours before surgery.
  • More information will be provided to you by the Sedationist prior to the procedure.
Preparation for Treatment under General Anaesthetic
  • Please remember to complete the hospital admission form and send it to the hospital well ahead of the surgery date.
  • You will be required to carry out a Pre-Anaesthetic Clinic (PAC) review. This may be done over the phone or in person, depending on your medical history.
  • Please bring to the hospital any prescription medication which you are currently taking.
  • The hospital will contact you before your surgery regarding your time of admission (typically the day before the surgery). If you haven’t heard from them, contact them directly.
  • You must FAST before treatment under General Anaesthetic. This means no eating any food at least 6 hours before and no drinking any water 2 hours before surgery.
  • Please remember to bring your Private Health Fund details as the hospital will require these on admission.
  • Additional information will be provided to you by the hospital prior to admission.

Post-Operative Instructions

Specific instructions will be given to you after your surgery depending on your relevant medical history and procedure.