Welcome New Oral Surgery Patients
What To Expect On Your First Visit?
No Referral Required!
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
By appointment only
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 19 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery.
Please have nothing to eat or drink eight (8) hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert 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 medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires four to six years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Kang manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Dr. Kang practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting.
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of surgical/anesthesia services to our patients. Our facility is a registered non-hospital facility providing general anesthesia services and is approved by the college of dental surgeons of BC.
The surgical staff at Vancouver Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are experienced, certified dental anesthesia assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. All staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.