WHY DO I NEED AN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON?
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 oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a dental specialist with hospital-based, residency-based experience, often recommended by your dentist (or other health care professional) to manage the entire mouth and reestablish structures of your teeth. “It is the extensive amount of training and experience of the surgical specialists that enables them to diagnose and manage the potential complications that can occur with surgical procedures.” This health and stability is vital to ensure the quality, longevity and aesthetics of your dental services and restorations.
Dr. Oakley is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the Kansas Dental Association and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists. He currently is on the medical staff at Shawnee Mission Medical Center where he has chaired various medical staff committees. With over 27 years of experience, Dr. Oakley has developed a special interest in the area of dental implants, and bone grafting techniques to augment the jaws to better accept dental implants.
Your mouth is more than your center of expression, your instrument of communication and your vehicle of nutrition…it is your health. We take pride in providing our patients with the very best, most comprehensive treatment available. Your health and safety is our #1 concern!
Give us a call at 913-722-3253 if you have any questions or concerns. We would be happy to help you with your oral health goals!
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