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What to Expect

Below is information to help prepare you for your visit


Please find below patient documents, display forms and information about the day of surgery.

Getting here

Our Facility is located at 1220 Caraway Ct, Ste 1050, Upper Marlboro MD, 20774.  Look for the welcoming woodland creatures on our wall. 

Patient forms

Medical Clearance

(to be completed by your primary care physician, if requested by our staff)

Patient forms

Financial Acknowledgement

Insurance Information Form

Dental Information Sharing Policy

Surgical & Anesthesia Consent

Display forms

Patient Rights & Responsibilities

Center Information

Advance Directive Policy

Notice of Privacy Policy

What to expect


Before surgery

  1. If requested, Medical Clearance must be signed by PCP and / or specialist no more than 30 days before procedure

  2. Dental Surgery Center of DC will call to confirm health status before procedure

  3. Patient needs a responsible adult to give them a ride home and monitor after anesthesia

  4. Parent or guardian must be on premises during entire procedure


Day before surgery

  • Dental Surgery Center of DC will call to confirm appointment

  • Patient must fast (cannot eat, drink or chew gum after midnight before the surgery)


Day of surgery - Check In 

  • Patient must fast (cannot eat, drink or chew gum after midnight before the surgery)

  • Family should plan to fast with patient

  • Bring insurance card, Medical Clearance (if requested)

  • Parent or guardian must be present to check in patient

  • Patient should wear comfortable clothing

Day of surgery - After Surgery

  • Patient will be transported to and monitored in Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

  • In the event of unforeseen complications, patients may be transferred to Children's National Hospital

  • Responsible adult must be present to take patient home


At home

  • Monitor patient for at least 24 hours

  • Call Dental Surgery Center of DC with any unusual symptoms experienced by patient

  • Do not administer medication to patient without practitioner approval

  • Dental Surgery Center of DC will call to check patient status on the next working day following the procedure 

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