With ongoing concerns and uncertainty about the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, we want to reassure you that the health, safety, and wellbeing of our patients and your family are very important to us. We are closely monitoring developments of the outbreak and are taking precautionary measures — consistent with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines – to help support the ongoing health and safety of our employees and patients.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Thiede manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions.
Dr. Thiede practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. Our office can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
We also offer the convenience of CareCredit for monthly payment plans.
If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at 1-714-730-6767. Many times, a simple telephone call can clear up any misunderstandings.
Please remember that you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage.
We will send you a monthly statement. Most insurance companies will respond within four to six weeks. Please call our office if your statement does not reflect payments made by your insurance company during that time period. Any remaining balance after your insurance has paid its portion is your responsibility. Your prompt remittance is appreciated. Please ask our staff for more information via email or 1-714-730-6767
The surgical staff at Craig C. Thiede, DDS are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, trained in assisting with intravenous (IV) sedation and outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
All Staff are informed administrative personnel, well versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified. We speak English and Spanish and are currently accepting new patients.
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If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.
Please call us at 714-730-6767 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact that Dr. Thiede provides many types of dental services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
Our online videos are presented to help you understand more about the oral surgery procedures we perform. You may choose to view online videos about Dental Implant Surgery, Wisdom Tooth Extractions, Jaw Surgery, and Post-Operative Instructions
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Our online Oral Surgery Videos are presented in order to help you understand more about the oral surgery procedures we perform. Please click on the image to begin, and choose a specific video of interest.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan may require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 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 six hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary they can be taken at our facility.
Online Secure Registration
You may preregister with our office by filling out our secure online Patient Registration Form. After you have completed the form, please make sure to press the Submit button at the bottom to automatically send us your information.
On your first visit to our office, we will have your completed form available for your signature. The security and privacy of your personal data is one of our primary concerns and we have taken every precaution to protect it.
Our forms are also available for print or download to complete and bring with you to our office.
These forms are in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you may download Acrobat Reader for free and use it to access these forms.
New patients and physician-referrals are always accepted. Call today to schedule your visit with us!