What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who are trained to treat disorders of the jaws and related facial structures. Prior to becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, one must first complete dental school and receive a doctorate degree in dentistry (D.D.S.). An oral and maxillofacial surgeon must then complete either a four-year or six-year accredited residency program to become a certified specialist. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon who completes a six-year program will have received a medical degree by completing medical school and will have completed a one-year medical internship (usually in general surgery).

The scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery practice includes the diagnosis and medical or surgical management of diseases, injuries, and structural abnormalities of the jaws and related facial structures. The range of treatment that an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon can provide depends on his level of training and experience.

Our office offers the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery utilizing state-of-the-art technology and pain management techniques to expertly remove wisdom teeth, place implants with precision, and perform skillful dental extractions in addition to sophisticated maxillofacial surgeries such as jaw and facial reconstruction.

Our surgeons have successfully completed a 6-year accredited Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program and are licensed physicians and dentists. They are board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which is the only specialty board in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery that is recognized by the American Dental Association.