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New Patients

Your First Visit

Before you visit, the first step toward unrestricted sleep and jaw pain is to give us a call. At Encino Sleep & TMJ Center, our focus is creating an excellent experience for you. For this reason, we have a scheduling coordinator who will help you book an appointment—they’ll spend as much time as you need answering any questions you have.

Now that you set your appointment, the next step entails you arriving at our Encino practice. Our front desk staff is waiting by to greet you with a warm smile. They’ll have you fill out a quick patient intake form. From there, a member of our team will take you to one of our operatory rooms where you’ll meet Dr. Simmons.

Once you’ve discussed your situation, lifestyle, and eating habits, Dr. Simmons will spend some time trying to diagnose your issue. If he believes you may have sleep apnea, he’ll send you to a trusted physician who will administer a sleep test. After your diagnosis, we can start crafting your treatment plan, taking any necessary studies or images as recommended.

After your treatment plan is in place, you’ll meet with our treatment coordinator. During this time, you’ll discuss your financing and insurance options to find a program that won’t break the bank. Typically, the entire first-visit process takes about 60-90 minutes.

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