Scott A. Preisler, D.D.S., M.S., President and CEO, Face and Jaw Surgery Center
Meet our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:
Periodically, our blog will feature a special interview with each of the seven oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Face and Jaw Surgery Center, an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice with offices in Bismarck, Minot, Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Scott A. Preisler, D.D.S., M.S., President/CEO, Face and Jaw Surgery Center
In addition to his oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) duties, Dr. Scott Preisler is the President and Medical Practice Manager of Face and Jaw Surgery Center. As manager, he oversees and directs the Center’s diverse functions and procedures, from patient care to financial performance. It is a very busy practice. Each surgeon performs surgery 200 days a year. A typical work week consists of 50-60 hours of initial consultations, surgeries and follow-up appointments with patients.
Established and Trusted
Face and Jaw Surgery Center has an established history that reaches back to the 1970’s, Dr. Preisler explained. In 1992, OMS surgeon Dr. Gerard F. Koorbusch (now retired) bought the practice from the original owner. In 1993, Dr. Preisler joined Face and Jaw Surgery Center. They originally had two offices in Bismarck and Dickinson. Since then, the surgery practice has branched out across the state and has enjoyed steady growth every year.
Today Face and Jaw Surgery Center has a staff of seven board-certified OMS surgeons and an experienced surgical and office support staff of fifty-five. It is the largest oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in the Midwest geographically with offices in Bismarck, Minot, Fargo and Grand Forks. Patients come from all over North Dakota as well as eastern Montana, southern Canada, northern South Dakota and western Minnesota.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Is the New Oral Surgery
Traditionally, Dr. Preisler explained, oral surgeons only performed tooth extractions. Over time, oral surgery expanded into the areas of jaw surgery and trauma surgery, led by new surgical innovations developed by oral surgeons. “Of course, we continue to perform more tooth and wisdom tooth extractions than any other procedure,” he said, “but we also do many dental implants, bone grafts, simple and complex jaw surgeries (orthognathic surgery) and cosmetic surgery.”
Exceptional Patient Care is our #1 Priority
Dr. Preisler is passionate about providing exceptional patient care, a philosophy that is shared by his fellow surgeons. “The success of our practice has been directly related to our excellent patient care and the reputation we’ve earned with our general practitioner referrals.”
Excellent patient care at Face and Jaw Surgery Center features:
- Servicing and accommodating patients quickly – “With our staff of seven OMS surgeons, we are able to schedule initial consultation appointments within days, instead of weeks,” Dr. Preisler said, “and we always have a surgeon immediately available for patients with emergencies.”
- Treating patients on a very approachable level – “We are always available to answer patients’ questions and talk to them about their treatment before or after the procedure. Other surgeons have a certain ‘air’ about them. We definitely do not have that in our practice, and we do not recruit surgeons who are unapproachable.”
- Unique breadth of OMS knowledge – Each of our board-certified surgeons is from a different medical training program. We have a variety of younger and older surgeons. The younger surgeons bring a fresh perspective to our oral and maxillofacial procedures.
- Accredited by AAAHC – “Each of our clinics is a free standing ambulatory surgery center that has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.” Dr. Preisler explained. “The accreditation process is very rigorous and involves an audit of our business practices and a physical evaluation of our facilities. The process is repeated every three years to maintain Face and Jaw Surgery Center’s accreditation. When patients are planning to have any kind of surgery at an ambulatory surgery center instead of a hospital,” he advised, “they should make sure that the center is AAAHC-accredited, because this important ‘seal of approval’ verifies a higher quality of medical care and safety.”
- Convenient locations – Face and Jaw Surgery Center’s offices are convenient to the major university campuses in Bismarck, Fargo, Minot and Grand Forks. “This is important because we perform so many wisdom tooth extractions on young adults. Our locations help us provide convenient follow-up care for our patients,” Dr. Preisler said.
In the Midwest, patients have a wonderful way of showing their appreciation for Face and Jaw Surgery Center’s surgeons and staff. “They bring us home baked goodies,” Dr. Preisler laughed, “so we know we’re doing a good job every time we take a bite!”
Schedule a no-obligation consultation with the experienced surgeons at Face and Jaw Surgery Center at one of our four, convenient North Dakota locations. Our surgeons are specially trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery and treatments. They can evaluate your needs and recommend the most effective treatment plan.
Face and Jaw Surgery Center serves all of North Dakota and North West Minnesota including Moorhead, MN and East Grand Forks, MN.