Medically reviewed by: Maher Jandali DMD, MD

If you believe you have an oral health condition that requires the help of an oral surgeon, you may be wondering whether or not you will need a referral from your general dentist or another dental professional to get an appointment. This is a great question and one that our practice is asked a lot, so in order to help you prepare for your first visit with Drs. Jandali and Hur, we’re going to talk a bit more about referrals below.

First Things First, Does Your Insurance Require a Referral?

Before you contact an oral surgeon in Naperville, we recommend that you first check with your dental insurance and medical insurance companies to find out what their requirements are when it comes to referrals. Every insurance plan is different and comes with different requirements that must be met in order to qualify for coverage. Additionally, some oral surgery procedures may be covered by your dental insurance, while others may be covered by your medical insurance plan. To avoid refusal of coverage, be sure to make this call first, so you’ve done your due diligence.

Next, Does Your Oral Surgeon Require a Referral?

At Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville, we do not require a referral in order to schedule a consultation. However, a referral is preferred as it provides him and his team with beneficial information regarding the specifics of your case and concerns. This will also facilitate good communication between our oral surgeons and your general dentist or referring doctor.

How to Prepare for Your First Appointment

In order to ensure our team has what they need for your initial consultation, please be prepared to provide the following information when you come in:

  • Your surgical referral slip from your dentist.
  • Any X-rays, if applicable. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility in Naperville.
  • A complete list of medications you are currently taking.
  • Please fill out our online registration forms or arrive 30 min early to your appointment to fill them out in our office.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the cards or copies of the cards. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

If you have any questions regarding your first appointment, or if you do not have access to some of the mentioned documents, please contact our office, and a member of our team will be happy to assist you in any way they can.

Our Oral Surgeons Can Treat You With or Without a Referral

Drs. Jandali and Hur provide care for a wide variety of conditions relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. With additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training, they have an acute awareness of exactly what it takes to properly treat each patient they see. When you choose Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville, you can trust you’ll be in good hands. To schedule your initial consultation, call our office today at (630) 961-5151.