Listening to your questions and concerns, explaining your treatment thoroughly, and caring for you with dignity and understanding are part of our total patient commitment. Our goal is to keep you well-informed about your diagnosis and treatment. We believe that communication is the key to a good doctor/patient relationship. Our staff will help you to understand our methods of practice, policies and services. While patients are often referred to us by their family dentist or physician, please know that you are always welcome to call any of our three offices.
Your doctor at Associates for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is a board certified surgeon. A board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon is required to pass both a thorough written qualifying examination and a rigorous oral certifying examination to be certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. In order to become board certified, your doctor completed an intensive surgical residency in oral & maxillofacial surgery which included rotations in internal medicine, anesthesia, general surgery, trauma surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ENT), and surgical ICU care. They have also completed an intensive application and examination process. During their application process, your doctors provided the board with written verification of their educational and training qualifications from their residency program, as well as letters of recommendation written on their behalf by other board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeons attesting to their exceptional ethical and moral standing in the profession and community. Continuing professional education is an important tool in keeping our surgeons current on new developments in the field of oral & maxillofacial surgery. This is accomplished through national meetings, seminars, lectures, special courses, panels, symposia, and self study. Our surgeons are also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Pediatric Advanced Life Suppor (PALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS).
The surgical team members at Associates for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are skilled oral and maxillofacial surgery assistants. Our team members are certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardio Life Support (ACLS), CPR, and radiology. They are experienced in assisting with anesthesia, taking x-rays, and assisting with surgical procedures. Our administrative team is well-versed in insurance policies, office policies, and scheduling of appointments. Both the surgical and administrative team have countless hours in patient care. Our team approach to caring for patients and answering questions will help put you at ease and make your experience with us a comfortable one.