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Getting wisdom teeth removed is a rite of passage for many teenagers in junior high and high school. However, for parents who have been informed that their teenager needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, or for adults finally looking into undergoing this procedure, there may be feelings of uncertainty. This is particularly true if […]


Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the most highly qualified to place dental implants, extract teeth and perform other surgeries that involve oral structures and jaw bones. As stated by The Dental Implant Guide, “patients should understand that there is a significant difference between residency trained surgical specialists (oral surgeons and periodontists) and [general] dentists.” An […]

Keep The Fire Alive

We are so excited to introduce our 25th year of education, “Keep the Fire Alive”. This Great Plains Study Club year is all about putting 2020 behind us….learning from “what was” and looking deep within ourselves to find a “fire” to move onward. On June 11th we held our “final dinner” where we celebrated the […]

The History Of The Refresh Smile Procedure

The Refresh Smile concept was introduced to provide an efficient graftless fixed restoration for the terminal dentition or edentulous patient. The concept utilizes just 4 implants, tilting two posterior implants to avoid grafting (Graftless Solution) and in many cases allows placement of a fixed immediate prosthesis. The design allows for greater load distribution utilizing an […]

Oakley Oral Surgery & The Refresh Smile Concept

More than 100 million people in the United States are missing between 10 and 15 teeth. Approximately 50 million people are missing all of their teeth. Refresh Smile Concept gives these patients an opportunity to smile again with Oakley Oral Surgery. Oakley Oral Surgery is dedicated to providing state of the art care in a […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Will my replacement teeth look natural? The results will likely exceed your expectations in regards to appearance, comfort and function. They will feel and look like a second set of permanent teeth. It has been said that dental implants are the most successful body replacement part known to man. What is the standard of care […]

Chats with Cherron

Did you know we have helpful videos that answer your frequently asked questions about dental implants? Our Implant Coordinator, Cherron takes the time to go through common questions about the dental implant process. This allows you to be as informed as possible before you come into our office! We hope you can use these videos […]

Let’s Grow Together

Our Great Plains Study Club may be a little different this year, but we are still growing together through the hard times of 2020. This Great Plains Study Club 2020-2021 year is all about planting new seeds and watching them grow even stronger! To start off the 2020-2021 year we thought it would be absolutely […]

Now Offering Virtual Consults!

Oakley Oral Surgery is now offering virtual consults! The virtual dental consult is a two-way conversation through video conference. During the dental video consultation, we will evaluate your dental condition and advise you what to do next. You are more than welcome to do an in person consultation, but if you would rather access an […]

Computer Guided Surgery

Why do I need Computer Guided Surgery? The main reason for using computer guided surgery is to increase the accuracy of implant placement and ultimately the placement of the crowns of the teeth. In some cases you might have 2 or more missing teeth that may be different sizes. The positioning of these implants will […]