Welcome to the Face and Jaw Surgery Center
As our patient, it is all about you. Our goal is to make every interaction with our office as smooth and easy as possible. In some cases, the first appointment at our office may actually be the surgical appointment. Our practice coordinators will collect information about each patient’s planned treatment and medical history. This information will be reviewed and if there are no concerns requiring further information or coordination, surgery may be scheduled. It is important that our patients have discussed the planned treatment with their general dentist and understand their dentist’s recommendations. Please make sure our coordinators are aware of all medications being taken, including prescription medications, doctor’s office samples, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbals, and nutritional supplements. Please let our coordinators also know about any medical conditions, especially heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, artificial hip or knee joints, etc. Patients under 18 years old will need to be accompanied by a parent or legally appointed guardian. Please follow the preoperative surgical instructions that are given.
We are a Referral-Based Practice
We are generally a referral-based practice. Most often, we do not see patients without a referral from a dentist, physician, or other dental specialist. Please call our clinic to determine if a referral is needed to schedule an appointment. Scheduling with our office is typically one-two weeks out, with the exception of emergency cases.
Please note that end of year appointments, days off from school, summer appointments, and Friday appointments fill up the soonest. We are able to schedule over a year in advance.
For emergency cases, we will make every attempt to schedule the patient on the same day.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires a residency of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, our doctors manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. Our surgeons practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and third molar (wisdom tooth) removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. Our surgeons can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
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