What is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon? An Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon is a Dental specialist specifically trained to treat diseases of the facial skeleton, jaws, mouth, soft tissue, teeth, and related structures. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are especially skilled at addressing the problems associated with missing teeth and performing implant surgery.

A formal Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency education involves a minimum of four years of training and experience after dental school in the fields of general anesthesia, internal medicine, general surgery, neurosurgery, head and neck surgery, oral pathology, radiology, plastic surgery, and general oral surgery. Some programs send their residents overseas to enrich their experience and broaden their scope of expertise. In addition, a number of oral and maxillofacial surgery residency programs integrate a full medical education and an MD degree with a postgraduate surgical internship year.

Our practice offers a full scope of surgical services including:

  • Treatment planning and the placement of titanium dental implants.
  • Removal of teeth including impacted wisdom teeth.
  • Corrective jaw surgery.
  • Specialized outpatient anesthesia services including sedation and general anesthesia.
  • Specialized imaging including digital radiography and cone beam CT scanning technology.
  • Surgical services requiring an outpatient surgical facility or hospital.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the mouth, jaws, face, and facial skeleton.
  • Treatment of traumatic injuries to the face and fractures of the facial skeleton.
  • Reconstructive and pre-prosthetic surgery including bone grafting to the jaws.