Why Choose a Board Certified Oral Surgeon

group photo of the oral surgeonsWhen faced with an impending oral surgery, choosing a doctor, and more specifically, an oral surgeon, can be overwhelming and confusing. Our doctors at Oral Surgery Associates & Dental Implant Centers know that when deciding between one doctor and another, there’s a lot to think about. That’s why we offer you this guide—a list of factors to consider.

The Value of a Specialist

The oral surgeon’s sole focus is oral surgery, and as specialists, our oral surgeons at Oral Surgery Associates & Dental Implant Centers, have undergone extensive and concentrated surgical training unique to oral surgery. Furthermore, our oral surgeons have specialized equipment and materials that is easily accessible and within reach. In fact, offices like ours, stocked with instrumentation specific to oral and maxillofacial surgery, allow for our doctors to perform procedures quickly, accurately, and conveniently. Further optimizing the comfort of your treatment, oral surgeons are trained and certified to administer anesthesia.

The Details of Oral Surgery

The foundation of oral surgery is dentistry, and when our oral surgeons finished dental school, they went on to attain specialty training beyond the expertise of their dental credentials. Oral surgery is, simply put, mouth surgery and jaw & facial reconstruction, and our doctors have been practicing this unique specialty for decades.

The Particulars of Oral Surgery Training

Dental graduates have the option of choosing a specialty, and some go on to be trained as oral surgeons. This specialty training includes:

1. 4-6 years of hospital training, including:

  • anesthesiology.
  • internal medicine.
  • emergency medicine.
  • intensive care.
  • general surgery.
  • ENT plastic surgery.
  • neurosurgery.

2. Extended study and skill development of the mouth, face and jaw region.
3. Hands-on experience and thorough research and complete analysis of:

  • dental implant surgery.
  • bone grafting.
  • wisdom tooth removal.
  • corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery.
  • facial trauma.
  • TMJ surgery.
  • pathology & reconstruction
  • facial cosmetic surgery

The Importance of Board Certification

Board-certified oral surgeons are diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which ensure optimal safety and exceptional care. As board-certified oral surgeons, our doctors have completed an additional series of rigorous requirements, from written and oral examinations to a review of their surgical expertise by a panel of peers, proving they have achieved the highest level of competence. Our doctors are committed to lifelong learning and maintain their certifications by continuing to fulfill ongoing professional education requirements provided through national meetings, seminars, lectures, and special courses.

Choosing a board-certified oral surgeon to perform your oral surgery is choosing the most qualified and highly trained surgeon within a specialty, specifically, the mouth, face and jaw region. This will not only guarantee the best treatment possible, but also ensure a peace of mind that you are truly in the hands of an expert.