What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
Oral and Maxillofacial surgery is a specialty of Dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions (mouth and jaws)...
Dr. Wells has had extensive education and experience in medical and dental aspects of anesthesia from local pain-blockers such as lidocaine, to nitrous oxide-oxygen, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia...
Your First Office visit
As a new patient, we would like you to complete a short but thorough health questionaire. This will help us to provide you with the best possible care. A single upper and lower jaw x-ray (panoramic view) may be taken. Appropriate additional radiographic and diagnostic studies will be performed as needed.
Should You Require Hospitalization
Dr. Wells maintains staff privileges at these hospitals:
Baptist Medical Center of Jacksonville
Wolfson Children's Hospital of Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South Hospital of Jacksonville
St. Luke's Hospital of Jacksonville
Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville
Shands Hospital of Jacksonville
Flagler Hospital of St. Augustine
Emergency Care After Hours
Should you have any questions after your procedure was performed, or need to get in touch with our offices after hours, please call us at ( 904 ) 296 - 2226 or ( 904 ) 797 - 7111. Our patients outside the Duval and St. Johns County calling areas may use our toll free number, (800) 379 - 3557. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Call Ahead for Delays
We know how annoying it is to be delayed when you arrive promptly for your appointment. We try our best to maintain our schedule, but sometimes there are unavoidable delays or emergencies.
We ask your patience and suggest that you call our office about 60 minutes before your appointment to see if there will be a delay.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, we ask that you call us as soon as possible. With enough notice, we may be able to contact another patient who has asked to be called if there is an available opening.
On most occasions, fees for professional services are due when treatment is provided. All major credit cards, cash and debit cards are accepted. Other financial and payment options are available in addition to conventional insurance, and can be tailored to meet each patient's needs.
Patient coverage and co-payment can generally be provided prior to initial visit when insurance information is given at the time of scheduling.
Future Health Care
We strongly believe in preventive dentistry and preventive medicine to help avoid future problems. If you are new in the area, or have not been to a dentist or physician in some time, we will be happy to recommend a family dentist or physician to help you achieve and maintain optimum oral and general health.
Pre - Operative Instructions
Each patient's pre-operative instructions will be customized for their particular situation...
Each patient's post-operative instructions will be customized for their particular situation...