We are delighted to welcome you to our practice and are pleased that you chose us to help you. We are deeply committed to healing, pain relief, and treatment of sleep disordered breathing. Our goal is to help make your life more enjoyable through excellent care. The Center for TMJ & Sleep Disorders, LLC is one of a few offices devoted to the study and treatment of TMJ Disorders, snoring, and sleep apnea. Our diagnostic equipment is highly advanced, as are our treatment methods.
Your complete case history and preliminary treatment recommendations are discussed during your initial office consultation. Because TMJ disorders and sleep disordered breathing may be painful and often debilitating, support from family and friends is essential to healing. Obviously, the sooner you begin treatment the better. For your convenience, we allot time after your examination for additional diagnostic testing so that we may begin customizing your treatment should you opt to proceed.
Please bring the following along with you to your appointment:
- Completed paperwork (Please fill out all of the paperwork in blue or black ink, even if you feel that it does not pertain to you.) and your health insurance card.
- A list of all health care providers seen for your condition including their name, address, phone number, and specialty.
- A list of all medications including dosages, prescribing physician, and why they were prescribed.
- If your pain is caused by trauma, remember to bring any accident report forms you may have.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are as vigilant as ever. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
We have made these changes to help protect our patients and staff:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you arrive at our office.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- Upon check in, if an exam room is ready for you, we will bring you right back or we may ask that you go back to your car until it a room is ready.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you.
Thank you for your confidence in our practice. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at (610) 796-2835.