Appointments

What are the practice hours?
Will I be seen on time?
How do I cancel an appointment?
Is there a charge for not keeping my appointment?
What do I need to have prepared prior to appointment?
Can I schedule my consult and surgery on the same day?
Who is ideal for the All-in-One Visit?
When is it suggested to have a separate evaluation appointment?
How do I prepare financially?
Emergency appointments?
How much advanced scheduling do I need?
Can I reserve a tentative appointment?
Why a reservation deposit?

What are the practice hours?

  • Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
. Saturday hours are available by special arrangements only

  • Evening or weekend appointments available are available by special arrangements only

  • We are available 24 hours a day for emergencies and patient related questions.



Will I be seen on time?

Your time is important to us. With our “3-minute” rule you will be seen on time or within 3 minutes of your appointment. Your appointment is reserved specifically for you therefore we ask you to arrive on time. Here are our suggestions:

  • Plan to arrive 10 minutes before your appointment

  • Consider traffic patterns during rush hours- Give yourself plenty of time.

  • Complete necessary forms online prior to arrival

  • Bring the following unless sent by your dentist:

  • Any available X-rays

  • Referral form indicating requested procedure



How do I cancel an appointment?

Your appointment is specifically reserved for you. While unforeseen circumstances may come up, please schedule your appointment carefully to avoid cancellations and potentially long wait for another appointment. Please note the following:

  • Make prior arrangements with work or school to avoid cancellations.

  • Arrange escort or other transportation means well in advance.

  • Provide us with 48 hours minimum notice, so we can offer your appointment to others on the waiting list.

  • Cancellations less than 12 hours may be subject to a $75 cancellation fee.



Is there a charge for not keeping my appointment?

A $75 charge is applied to those who do not keep their appointment and have not notified us prior to the appointment.


What do I need to have prepared prior to appointment?

  • Registration forms (via online, fax, or bring with you)

  • Any X-rays your dentist has given you

  • Referral form from your dentist indicating the recommended procedure

  • Escort if IV sedation is being administered



Can I schedule my consult and surgery on the same day?

Yes. We offer an All-In-One-Visit

You can arrange your evaluation and surgery all on the same day and dissolvable sutures can be placed so there is no need for a follow-up visit. A telephone or email follow-up is usually adequate. This is suitable if you have limited time especially for students who have to return to school, have exams, work, or other responsibilities that makes it difficult to take time off.

  • Necessary forms are completed prior to your visit via website or fax.

  • On day of your appointment, necessary x-rays are taken, evaluation is done, and surgery is completed as planned- All on the same day!

  • In 5-7 days, the oral surgeon will check up on your progress by phone or email.



Who is ideal for the All-in-One Visit?

  • Healthy patients with no need for special medical precautions.

  • Non-complex impacted or non-impacted wisdom teeth (i.e. no major cyst, pathology, or severe and unusual impactions)

  • No significant financial assistance necessary (i.e. insurance work up, payment plans, etc.)

  • You are comfortable with information provided online and phone, and have good confidence in the recommended oral surgeon.

  • Multiple visits are difficult due to limited time or distance.



When is it suggested to have a separate evaluation appointment?
A separate evaluation appointment is recommended if:

  • You are very anxious and meeting the oral surgeon and the staff might help put you at ease.

  • The wisdom teeth are highly complex in nature (e.g. deeply impacted or malpositioned teeth, presence of cysts or other pathology).

  • You have a lot of questions or are anxious about the surgery or anesthesia and want to make sure you have thoroughly reviewed them with the surgeon prior to your surgery.

  • You have special financial needs or assistance including insurance, payment plans, etc.



How do I prepare financially?

  • Bring a form of payment: cash, credit card, or checks

  • If you need financing, contact company prior to appointment and request a credit line

  • If you want to utilize your insurance, benefits must be verified by your office prior to your surgery date. An evaluation appointment may be recommended to help you with insurance benefits and discussing treatment plan and fees.



Emergency appointments?
Emergency appointments are available if you are experiencing pain, swelling, or have suffered injuries. We offer emergency appointments on the same day. For after-hours or weekends, call us at (301) 654-7070, then dial 2 to leave a message. Dr. Kazemi will call you within a few minutes and discuss arranging an emergency appointment with him.

How much advanced scheduling do I need?
We recommend a minimum two to three weeks advanced scheduling for all elective procedures. If you are experiencing pain or have an emergency, we will be happy to arrange an immediate appointment.

Can I reserve a tentative appointment??
You may hold an appointment for 24 hours while confirming work / school schedule, checking for your ride home, or assessing other scheduling conflicts. To reserve the appointment, you must call us within 24 hours or it will be automatically cancelled.

Why a reservation deposit?
A reservation deposit is required to hold your appointment specifically for you. This reservation deposit is credited toward your overall treatment cost and is fully refundable if your cancellation is more than 24 hours prior to your appointment.