Dr Richard Akin's Office behind Goodwood Boulevard

Your First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable
  • A list of medications you are presently taking
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary paperwork or policy cards.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.

Please have nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior to your surgery (unless otherwise instructed). You will also need to have an adult driver present in the office throughout the surgical appointment.

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, artificial joints, heart murmurs) or are on any medications that could alter your ability to heal or clot (i.e. Coumadin, Prednisone).


If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may bring them with you. Often, additional Panoramic x-rays or CBCT images are necessary as they are the standard of care in Dr. Akin's office. These images aid in diagnosis, treatment planning, and informed consent discussions.

Bone Grafting

We have the ability to regenerate bone when needed. Socket preservation can repair sites with inadequate bone structure and allows more patients to become implant candidates.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth.

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed.

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