Patient Information

Introduction:

As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Akin manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and face. Dr. Akin practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from treatment of oral pathology to dental implant surgery and bone grafts. Utilizing the latest and greatest surgical technique designed to regenerate bone and soft tissue with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. Additionally, Dr. Akin is an expert at removing wisdom teeth with safe and comfortable administration of anesthesia.

At North Country Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Akin frequently performs a wide range of surgical procedures, so you can rest assured that your surgery will be performed by a skilled and experienced professional. With state of the surgical techniques and an expert multidisciplinary staff dedicated to your oral health, we are in a unique position to offer best-in-class care.

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 time to prepare for proper individualized 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 pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.

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.

Financial Policy:

For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Care Credit. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at 315-265-2896. Many times, a simple telephone call will clear any misunderstandings.

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 four to six 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. If you are interested in applying for a Care Credit account, please visit their website at carecredit.com, or call our office.

Insurance:

At North Country Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery we make every effort to provide you with the finest surgical care and 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 up-to-date. They can be reached by phone at 315-265-2896. Please call if you have any questions or concerns regarding your initial visit. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.

 

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