First Visit

Welcome to the world of outstanding oral health care at Upstate Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. Our goal is to help patients live happier, healthier lives by providing a wide range of oral surgery services to patients of all ages. The first visit is a great time for Dr. Curtis to get to know you and learn about your condition. Then, Dr. Curtis will explain your diagnosis and treatment options. In some cases, surgery can be performed the same day as a consultation, but this could change depending on a complex medical history or a more thorough treatment plan that requires additional appointments.

On your visit, we recommend that you arrive at our Watertown, NY, office a few minutes early to check-in and complete some paperwork. A parent or legal guardian must be present for patients under 18 years of age during the consultation.

Please bring the following items with you to your consultation:

  • Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays (if possible).
  • A list of your current medications.
  • Completed necessary dental or medical insurance forms.

Anesthesia Options

Upstate Oral Surgery & Dental Implants offers both local and general anesthesia to help you feel comfortable and at ease during your treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Curtis will discuss your anesthesia options and will decide which one will be used during your procedure. This is also a good time to bring up any anxiety you are experiencing about treatment because we want to answer all of your questions and make you feel comfortable.

3D Scanning

Dr. Curtis works hard at implementing the latest technological advancements available today into his practice, which is why Upstate Oral Surgery & Dental Implants utilizes Nobel technology. This program is an advanced tool used for diagnosing, treatment planning, and patient communication.

Surgical Instructions

We have detailed pre- and post-operative procedure instructions for you to read very closely and follow prior to your upcoming procedure. If you have any questions regarding these instructions, please feel free to contact our office and speak with our helpful and knowledgeable staff. We are here to address your concerns and ensure you have a smooth recovery.

Practice Forms

Patients and referring providers can complete required forms online.

Financial & Insurance Information

Dr. Curtis proudly delivers outstanding care to patients in the Watertown, NY, area. To make our services more accessible and convenient for our patients, we offer the following payment options:

  • American Express®
  • Discover®
  • Visa®
  • Mastercard®
  • Personal check
  • Cash

Payment is due at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Please keep in mind that you are fully responsible for all fees charged by Upstate Oral Surgery & Dental Implants regardless of your insurance coverage.

Our staff works with you to try to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures and treatments. If you have any questions, our team is here to answer them. We ask that you bring your insurance information with you to your consultation appointment so that we can expedite reimbursement.

HIPAA Notice

At Upstate Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, the privacy of our visitors is very important to us. Please read our HIPAA Notice before visiting our office to review and understand how your personal information is received, collected, and used by Upstate Oral Surgery & Dental Implants.

Why Choose an Oral Surgeon?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive an additional 4 to 8 years of experience and training beyond dental school, making them highly equipped and certified to handle the advanced needs of oral surgery care. Many dentists refer patients to oral surgeons because they are more trained with surgical procedures and the safe administration of anesthesia.