Your initial appointment at the M3L clinic will involve a personalized comprehensive assessment executed by one of our surgeons Dr. El-Hakim, Dr. Makhoul or Dr. Gigliotti. This is done to better understand your oral situation, decide on the need for additional investigations and discuss treatment options in order to establish the best treatment plan for your condition and needs. It’s important to remember that having any procedure completed on the first appointment is usually rare, except for single tooth extractions.
Your surgical procedure will be explained in depth by your surgeon and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the risks and benefits of your different surgical options. Upon completion of your consultation, you can liaise with our booking staff to arrange surgery, payment, and review appointments. If you are undergoing IV sedation or general anesthesia, a physical examination is mandatory prior to surgery along with a meeting with our dedicated on-site anesthesiologist. If you have an artificial prosthesis or artificial heart valves you may be required to premedicate with antibiotics prior to surgery.
Required information for your first appointment at Maxillo 3 Lacs
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your initial consultation.
- A valid photo ID (preferably RAMQ card)
- Your surgical referral slip or any referral document (if you have one)
- A list of the medications you are taking
- Bring the necessary medical information you think could be helpful to your surgeon
- A copy of your Patient Registration Form if completed online
- X-rays if applicable
- Next of kin contact information
We ask that you arrive at least ten minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. If an appointment needs to be cancelled or rescheduled please contact us as soon as you can. Also, please call 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 medications (i.e., heart medications, blood thinners, bisphosphonates for osteoporosis, etc.).
Dr. El-Hakim, Dr. Makhoul & Dr. Gigliotti are skilled surgeons and have been practicing in Montreal for over two decades. Their commitment to Maxillo 3 Lacs and the Vaudreuil-Dorion community shows a unique willingness to lend a helping hand in any way they can. Each procedure performed in our oral and maxillofacial clinic is always approached with the same dedication in order to consistently bring superior results to every single one of our patients.
We will take the time to communicate with your dentist or medical professional to make your surgical care a hassle-free experience. We know very well that good communication between doctors is the hallmark of fine patient care and we strive to keep lines of communication open throughout your treatment.
Scheduling your appointment
When our patients call for an initial consultation visit, we make every effort to try to schedule your appointment at a time most convenient for you. We will always schedule all non-emergency patients for their consultation visit prior to their surgical appointment. At this pre-surgical visit, we will be focused on assessing your exact needs and recommending the best treatment options for your current situation.
Insurance and Financial
Since each patient has unique surgical needs, individual fees will be determined at the time of your initial consultation for treatment. We will be happy to help you bill your private insurance by giving you a copy of your dental claim that you will then need to submit yourself, but remember, you will have to pay your portion in full on the day of surgery. For your convenience, we offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. We accept all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), debit cards and cash. If you have any questions about financing or payment options, please call our office at (514) 395-9896!