Patient Information

First Visit

Your first visit to Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants is a very important one. In addition to meeting our friendly and knowledgeable team, you will meet Dr. Smith, who will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to meet your personal oral health needs. This first visit, also known as a consultation, will allow Dr. Smith to personally evaluate your condition, review your medical history, and listen to your concerns and goals about your oral health.

Please arrive early to your first appointment to allow for the extra time necessary to complete check-in and any additional paperwork you may be asked to fill out.

To make the most of your appointment, you should bring the following with you:

At Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we request that any minor patient under the age of 18 years be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Your safety is important to us. Some medical conditions may be of concern prior to surgery. Please let us know if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatic fever, artificial valves and joints, and/or other significant medical conditions.

If you have any questions about your first appointment, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith, please give us a call. We look forward to meeting you.

Anesthesia Options

At Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we offer several options for anesthesia to ensure our patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their procedure.

3D Scans

Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants uses 3D scanning technology to assist in treatment planning while reducing the risk for unforeseen complications during the surgical procedure.

Surgical Instructions

At Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we want you to experience the best possible results and feel comfortable throughout your treatment. For your convenience, we have several pre- and post-operative procedure instructions to prepare you for your upcoming treatment. If you have any questions before, during, or after your appointment, please contact our office. We're always happy to help.

Practice Forms

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Financial & Insurance Information

At Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we strive to make outstanding care affordable for our patients.

Dr. Smith at Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants creates personalized treatment plans for every patient to ensure they experience an optimal result. The cost of your individual treatment is dependent on several factors, such as insurance coverage, type of oral surgery procedure, and overall treatment plan.

If you are covered by insurance, you are responsible to pay the balance as determined by your insurance plan. Some procedures offered by Greater Columbus Oral Surgery may not be covered by your insurance.

Payment is due at the time of service. Greater Columbus accepts several forms of payment and work with many insurance companies to be achieve oral surgery treatment at a reasonable cost. We accept payment via cash, check, VISA®, MasterCard®, and Discover®. Financing your oral surgery treatment is also possible with CareCredit. Should you have any questions about your account, please contact our billing department.

Thank you for choosing Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants.

Privacy Policy

Statement of Privacy Practices

Our office is dedicated to protecting the privacy rights of our patients and the confidential information entrusted to us. It is a requirement of this practice that every employee receive appropriate training and is dedicated to the principal concept that your health information shall never be compromised. We may, from time to time, amend our privacy policies and practices but will always inform you of any changes that might affect our obligations and your rights.

PROTECTING YOUR HEALTHCARE INFORMATION

We use and disclose the information we collect from you only as allowed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the state of Michigan. This includes issues relating to your treatment, payment, and our healthcare operations. Your personal health information will never be otherwise given or disclosed to anyone — even family members — without your consent or written authorization. You, of course, may give written authorization for us to disclose your information to anyone you choose, for any purpose.

Our offices and electronic systems are secure from unauthorized access, and our employees are trained to make sure that the confidentiality, integrity, and access to your records is always protected. Our privacy policy and practices apply to all former, current, and future patients, so you can be confident that your protected health information will never be improperly disclosed or released.

COLLECTING PROTECTED HEALTHCARE INFORMATION (PHI)

We will only request personal information needed to provide our standard of quality health care, implement payment activities, conduct normal health practice operations, and comply with the law. This may include your name, address, telephone number(s), social security number, employment data, medical history, health records, etc. While most of the information will be collected from you, we may obtain information from third parties if it is deemed necessary. Regardless of the source, your personal information will always be protected to the full extent of the law.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PROTECTED HEALTHCARE INFORMATION

As stated above, we may disclose information as required by law. We are obligated to provide information to law enforcement and government officials under certain circumstances. We will not use our information for marketing or fundraising purposes without your written consent. We may use and/or disclose your health information to communicate reminders about your appointments, including voicemail messages, answering machines, and postcards, unless you direct us otherwise. We will never use, disclose, sell, or otherwise allow access to your personal, protected information in exchange for or receipt of financial remuneration.

Any breach in the protection of your personal health information, including unauthorized acquisition, access, use, or disclosure, will be fully investigated, addressed, and mitigated as established by the HIPAA Privacy Breach Notification Rule. You have a right to and will be provided all information relating to any breach involving your personal PHI.

YOUR RIGHTS AS OUR PATIENT

You have a right to request copies of your healthcare information, to request copies in a variety of formats, and to request a list of instances in which we, or our business associates, have disclosed your protected information for uses other than stated above. All such requests must be in writing. We may charge for your copies in an amount allowed by law. If you believe your rights have been violated, we urge you to notify us immediately. You can also notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. An expanded and complete copy of our Statement of Privacy Practices is available for your review.