We do our due diligence to make sure you’re happy with your new smile and that your procedure and recovery are as comfortable as possible.


Before your surgery you will meet with Mike Risk, our Lab Manager. He will work with you to help pick out the size, shape and color of your new set of temporary teeth. Because these teeth are temporary, when we begin the second phase of your treatment (fabrication of the final prosthetic), you have a second opportunity to make adjustments so that you are comfortable with your decision and love your new smile. With this process, you have the chance to see the aesthetic of your teeth prior to making a lifelong commitment.

Prior to treatment, you will meet with either Dr. Doncaster or Dr. Al-Janabi. During this appointment the doctor will review your case, provide you with detailed explanations of all of your treatment options, study your health history, review your X-rays and CT scans, and prepare you to have your surgery.

If it has been determined that sedation is required for you procedure it will be by conscious sedation. This type of sedation will put you into a dreamlike state, keeping you relaxed and comfortable while the dentist is working on your smile. During your treatment you will be constantly monitored by an ECDC RN and the ECDC team.

Do not drink alcoholic beverages in the 18 hours before your procedure.

  • Take medication as prescribed with minimal water (unless otherwise instructed by the dentist).
  • Arrange for a friend or family member to stay with you for the first 24 hours after your procedure.
  • Do not wear contact lenses to the appointment.

If you have any questions about what to do before your procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact us.