DOUGLAS M. GALEN, D.D.S.
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
8920 Wilshire Boulevard, #442
Beverly HIlls, CA 90211
BEFORE YOUR SURGERY
Consultations and surgeries are scheduled by appointment. You are requested to give 24 hours notice if you are unable to keep this appointment.
Patients under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian present at the time of consultation and surgery. Please bring your referral card along with any x-rays that your dentist may have given you and a list of medications you are currently taking. If you are taking prescription medications, you may take them on your regular schedule with a small sip of water. Anticoagulant medications (such as Coumadin and Plavix) may need to be stopped for a period of time before surgery; please contact your medical doctor for specific instructions related to these types of medications.
In some instances, Your procedure may be scheduled the same day as your consultation. Please feel free to discuss this option with our scheduling staff.
•You may eat and drink prior to the procedure. However, it is suggested that you have a reasonably light meal.
• A driver is not required after the procedure, however you may still wish to have someone to drive you home.
• If you are taking any anticoagulant medications, contact your medical doctor for specific instructions related to these types of medications