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What to expect during your first visit?

Oral Medicine
Integrating Medicine and Dentistry

Plan to visit about 60-90 minutes for a thorough evaluation. The evaluation includes questionnaires, a thorough history and examination, and additional testing when indicated. Based on your complaint radiographs and additional testing may be indicated. They include radiographic images, Advanced CT imaging, mucosal imaging, biopsy, oral cultures, salivary flow measurements, and taste and smell testing. Any test that we do not perform at our office [Ex: Blood tests, Serology, MR imaging, etc.,] will be referred out.

We are a specialty dental practice, and our practice is dedicated to Oral Medicine, Facial pain, and Dentistry for medically complex and geriatric dental patients. We are delighted with our ability to help our patients understand and manage complex oral conditions. Our goal is to diagnose the Orofacial condition/disorder and provide the best possible management and treatment plan.

Plan to visit for about 2 -3 hours for an orofacial problem. The visit will include a thorough evaluation and treatment planning. The evaluation includes questionnaires, a thorough history and examination, and additional testing when indicated. Based on your problem, you may need radiographs and additional testing. You may also need advanced CT imaging, biopsies, cytology, and salivary diagnostics, depending on the complexity of your condition. Any test we do not perform at our office [Ex: Blood tests, Serology, MR imaging, etc.] will be referred out. We will provide you with a well-tailored management plan based on the details.

Therapy and management will vary and is dependent on diagnosis. The goal is to provide evidence-based care supported by current and high-standard scientific literature while incorporating advanced tools and technologies. Other dental or medical providers often manage patients in a multi-disciplinary model. We provide interdisciplinary management, working with various dental specialists and medical providers such as Internal Medicine, Neurology, Otolaryngology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rheumatology, and Psychology. Consultations with medical specialists are coordinated with the patient’s primary care physician.

Oral Lesions

Patients presenting with oral lesions receive a thorough evaluation, adjunctive tests, and medical management. Often a same-day biopsy may be indicated, depending on the condition.

Jaw and facial pain management

Patients will receive multimodal management from Homecare therapies, laser therapies, postural guidance, behavioral and cognitive therapy, medical management, Physical Medicine, and Oral Appliances therapy based on their presenting conditions.  

Dentistry

Your dental need may be problem-focused or General care. Based on your general health conditions, modifications to routine dentistry may be necessary. After reviewing your labs and medical history, we can provide a personalized treatment plan. We will discuss this in detail and educate you while offering the best treatment options for preventative and essential dental care needs. On all elective procedures, we work with you on all possible options, so you can choose what is best for you. Our dental services focus mostly on minimally invasive aspects using laser devices.

Office policies for a new patient:

A new patient should complete all necessary processes before the telemedicine visits with the doctor. Please understand that telemedicine has limitations, such as a physical examination of an orofacial condition or disease, and can not be equivalent to a new patient office exam.

Patient Registration

When you call…

Please provide all of the following details for registration:

Full name
Contact phone number
email address
Date of Birth

What’s next?

We will register your information, and you will be able to complete the forms via the patient portal. Once we activate, you will receive an email from enrolling with a link to complete registration forms.

Online Forms

You can complete all the forms at your convenience through the online secure patient portal before your appointment. If you choose to fill at our office, our treatment coordinator will help with the process.

Please assist us by providing the following information

  • Prior health reports, blood test reports
  • Prior biopsy reports
  • List of medications and allergies
  • Prior treatment information

You can bring your medical records such as doctor’s referral, doctor notes, recent blood test reports, biopsy reports, or other relevant records. Or you may choose to mail or fax us the information. Our fax number is 407-636-6019. You can choose to mail the records to our center. Our mailing address is

Center for Integrative Oral Health Inc. 7151, University Blvd, Unit 110, Winter Park, Fl -32792

TELEMEDICINE

Considering our patients often travel over 2-3 hours to our practice from statewide, nationally, and at times from international locations, we offer telemedicine consults to those needing timely care.

JOIN HERE FOR A TELEMEDICINE VISIT IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT

Please review the policy below.

TELEMEDICINE VISIT

General Policy about Telemedicine:

All policies relevant to traditional office visits, HIPAA, and patient care policies apply. Visits are coordinated through a secure patient portal, coded, and billed per practice standards. Telemedicine involves using electronic communications to enable health care providers at different locations to share individual patient medical information to improve patient care. Providers may include primary care practitioners, specialists, and/or subspecialists. The information may be used for diagnosis, therapy, follow-up, and/or education and may include any of the following:

Patient medical records, Medical images

Live two-way audio and video.

Electronic systems will incorporate network and software security protocols to protect the confidentiality of patient identification and imaging data confidentiality. They will include measures to safeguard the data and to ensure its integrity against intentional or unintentional corruption.

Benefit:

This service can be utilized and applicable in special situations such as travel constraints but is not limited to a reasonable limitation to physically present to our office.

Limitations:

Managing your oral disorder, condition, or disease via telemedicine appointment may sometimes not be a practical method considering a physical exam or a procedure may be critical to your prognosis.

Possible Risks:

Telemedicine has potential limitations as with any clinical service[s] or procedure[s]. Such limitations include:

Information transmitted may not be sufficient (e.g., poor resolution of images) to allow for appropriate medical decision-making by the physician. Delays in medical evaluation and treatment could occur due to deficiencies or failures of the equipment that otherwise are utilized during an in-office visit.

In very rare instances: security protocols could fail, causing a breach of privacy of personal medical information. A lack of access to complete medical records may result in adverse drug interactions, allergic reactions, or other judgment errors.

Telemedicine policies for an established patient:

Suppose you are an established patient with our office and choose to utilize telemedicine appointments. In that case, you will need to check with our doctor if a telemedicine appointment is appropriate for treating and managing your condition. If your clinical condition is not a reasonable method per clinical standards, you will not be able to utilize telemedicine appointments.

Managing your oral disorder, condition, or disease via telemedicine appointment may sometimes not be a practical method considering a physical exam or a procedure may be critical to your treatment.

Contact us for more information