How to Get Started
Your first appointment is usually a consultation. You will be examined, and your x-rays will be reviewed. Dr. Strahs then will present and discuss your treatment options. Often, your extraction or biopsy can be performed immediately following your consultation. Depending on the type of surgery, the advantages of an intravenous sedation or general anesthetic will be discussed. If you think you will prefer to be sedated for your surgery, please know that a prior consultation is mandatory.
Office Hours & Appointment Scheduling
Dr. Strahs has office hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. You may reach us by phone at (310) 208-7224 on Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment (on Wednesday, our hours are 9 - 12). Our automated phone service answers calls outside of these hours. Please page Dr. Strahs only if you have an emergency.
When calling for your first appointment, please describe the nature of your problem to the staff (why you need to see Dr. Strahs). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your first appointment in order to fill out your medical history form. Alternatively, you may print this online form (here is our Notice of Privacy Practices), fill it out, and bring it with you.
Languages spoken are English, Spanish, and French.
Schedule a consultation
During your consultation with Dr. Strahs, we ask that you provide:
- X-rays: If your dentist has an x-ray that he or she feels might appropriately image the surgical area, please bring it with you or
instruct the office manager at your dentist's office to mail them to us, so they have reached us before your consultation appointment. Please
be advised that "dental films" do not always show structures that oral surgeons need to see. If this is the case, we will take the appropriate
x-ray (panorex) at our office.
If your dentist does not have a periapical, we also can take that x-ray.
When phoning to schedule your consultation, indicate whether you will bring x-rays,
will arrange to have them sent, or would like us to take them.
- A medical history: