We’ll make your first visit and every visit welcoming, professional and efficient with the highest quality service we can offer.

First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Typically we will review your medical history and generate your treatment plan at the first appointment and we will perform treatment at the second appointment.

Please assist us by providing the following information for your consultation:

  1. Complete your health history form online through our website prior to your appointment.
  2. A list of medications you are presently taking
  3. If you have medical or dental insurance, bring your ID cards and/or the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
  4. Your surgical referral slip

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 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 6 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to stay in the office for your surgery and drive you home.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (e.g. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, osteoporosis medication, etc.)


A panoramic (Panorex) x-ray will be taken at our office on the day of your consultation. If any x-rays were given to you by your referring doctor, please bring them with you to your consultation appointment.

Payment Options

You have several payment options for your oral surgery.

We accept checks and will process them electronically. We also accept credit cards, including MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. We also accept payment via third-party financing with Care Credit.

We participate with Delta Premier insurance. We will process your claims and take their assignment of benefits. Patients are responsible for the balance of the fee.

We’ll be happy to discuss our payment options with you when you call to make your appointment.


We’ll take care of you when you’re here to help you feel relaxed and comfortable. You can listen to your favorite music on satellite radio in your treatment room, or opt for noise-cancelling headphones. We’ll keep you cozy with soft blankets and heated neck pillows.

Whoever accompanies you to your appointment will wait in comfort in our waiting room furnished with a fireplace, TV, and complimentary WiFi. We also have a selection of teas, coffee, and hot chocolate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I have already seen my general dentist for this issue. Why does Dr. Burnham need to do a consultation?

Your consultation appointment is a comprehensive evaluation and explanation of your diagnosis and treatment options. We also review your medical history in detail and answer any questions you have regarding your treatment in our office.

This appointment also gives you the opportunity to meet our team and develop a comfortable working relationship.

Q. Is the first consultation a free visit?

There is a charge for your consultation with Dr. Burnham. We allow from 40 to 70 minutes for this appointment and it is a comprehensive examination and consultation that is reserved specifically for you.

Q. Do you work with my insurance?

We do work with most insurance companies and are a contracted provider with Delta Dental’s Premier network. As long as we are able to verify your eligibility and plan coverage, we will have you pay your estimated coinsurance at the time services are rendered and submit a claim on your behalf for the balance. If you have specific questions about how your insurance works at our office, please contact the office and we will gladly address your questions.

Q. Do you take payments?

For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. We also offer 6- or 12- month interest free payments through financing with Care Credit (a GE Capital company).

Q. How long will I need to recover after my procedure?

Every procedure and every patient is different and therefore it is very difficult for us to give you a 100% accurate expectation. In most cases the first 3 – 4 days after surgery are when the most discomfort will occur. We will see you for a follow up appointment within two weeks of your surgery to assess your healing. If you have any questions or concerns before your scheduled postoperative appointment, we encourage you to contact our office right away.