Welcome to High Desert Oral Surgery & Implant Center!
The following information will help to acquaint you with our office policies and procedures.
It is the intent of this office to provide for your oral surgery needs in a way that ensures your comfort. We believe that service to our patients is best when there is a complete mutual understanding, informed consent, trust and co-operation.
Generally, the procedure for a new patient in our office is as follows:
The initial consultation appointment (except in cases of emergencies) is spent ensuring Dr. Harris is aware of all of your medical, dental and surgical needs. This includes a complete health history, any necessary examinations, viewing any x-rays, along with an informed consent process and possibly even an informed consent video. For your safety, please be as complete and honest about your health history. During the consultation we will discuss your oral surgery condition and recommend proper treatment. The fees for that recommended treatment will be outlined and any financial arrangements and insurance estimates can be discussed. At this point, predeterminations for your insurance can be sent.
The fee for each service is based on the service to be rendered, as well as the time and risk associated for its completion. You will find our fees are in keeping with the quality of the service and the amount of contact / time you have with Dr. Harris. When you have decided upon a treatment, you and our staff will. * Bone Grafting
* Deep Sedation Is Our Specialty
* Dental Implant Placement/ Uncovering
* Emergency Care
* Maxillofacial Surgery
* Oral Pathology
* Oral Surgery
After hour/emergency calls are forwarded directly to Dr. Harris' cell phone. We do not utilize an answering service so that Dr. Harris can better serve your post-operative needs. Should he not be immediately available please leave a message,Dr. Harris will return your call within 2 hours,if not much sooner. If you believe your condition is life threatening,please go immediately to the emergency room or call an ambulance. However,the treatment or care that is available at an emergency room is extremely limited for oral and Maxillofacial emergencies. Dr. Harris will not call in drug refills without an examination to ensure you are not experiencing a complication.
Please reserve insurance,billing and other business related calls until regular business hours as Dr. Harris will be unable to answer your questions or aid you when not in the office.