Before your arrival
Depending on your procedure you may want to organise a family member, carer or friend to take you to and from the hospital or clinic following your procedure. For patients under the age of 18 a legal guardian must be present for the duration of the surgery.
It is important you follow your dentist’s advice in what you can eat and drink prior to your appointment. To reduce complications, patients should not smoke for at least two weeks before surgery.
Please check with your doctor if you should continue to take your regular medication on the morning or week prior to surgery. You should contact your dentist immediately if you are too unwell before your procedure.
When you arrive for day surgery
Our staff will confirm:
When you are admitted, a bracelet identification band will be put on your wrist.
It is recommended that you remove all makeup, nail polish, jewellery and body piercings.
Please do not bring your valuables with you. SDH & OHS is not responsible and cannot reimburse you for lost property.
Find out what forms and cards you should bring here.