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 may require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. We strive to make your experience at Johnson Oral Surgery Knoxville as convenient, accessible, and affordable as possible. To do so, we will work with you directly to maximize reimbursements from your dental insurance provider. Before your procedure, we will do our best to provide you with the most accurate payment estimates we can obtain from your insurance carrier.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable (your dentist can email or fax this over before your appointment).
  • Bring a list of medications you are presently taking if you have not already entered them in the electronic system before your arrival. 
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring all your Health Insurance Cards and we will ensure you complete the necessary forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims. You can take a picture with your phone and upload this in advance for us safely, lets us show you how. 

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

A preoperative consultation and physical examination are mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. Any patient who has been IV sedated will be required to have an adult to drive them home (escorts cannot leave the office at any point during the case until they are ready to take the patient home for recovery).

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 artificial joints,  etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy “blood thinners”, etc.). Our intake paperwork will cover all of these conditions ensuring we know all the necessary details about your health conditions. 


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 (Printed out / USB drive / CD / DVD ). If additional radiographs (or CT scan) are necessary they can be taken at our facility.

Johnson Oral Surgery Knoxville uses the latest most sophisticated electronic routes for referring dentists to send and communicate with our office through HIPPA-compliant pathways that protect your health/personal information and ensure timely management of your needs. If you would like to learn more please contact our office. 865-364-1122