Why Choose an Oral Surgeon for Dental Implants
Choosing a doctor for oral surgery can be overwhelming and confusing. We know that when deciding between your dentist and an oral surgeon, there’s a lot to consider. We’ve created this page to list the benefits and outline the reasons why choosing an oral surgeon to place your dental implants is the better option.
The Importance of a Specialist
As oral surgery specialists, Drs. Conforti, Johnson, Salomon, and Saggese have undergone extensive and concentrated surgical training unique to oral surgery. Additionally, our oral surgeons have specialized equipment and materials in our two office locations. This training and equipment, 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 IV anesthesia.
Oral Surgery Training and Education
The foundation of oral surgery is dentistry. After completing dental school, Drs. Conforti, Johnson, Salomon, and Saggese went on to complete rigorous specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery beyond the expertise of their dental credentials.
Their specialty training includes:
- 4-6 years of hospital training:
- internal medicine
- emergency medicine
- intensive care
- general surgery
- ENT and plastic surgery
- Extended study, research, and didactics involving the mouth, face, and jaws
- Hands-on experience, 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 ensures optimal safety and exceptional care. As board-certified oral surgeons, our doctors hold the highest level of credentials. They have completed an additional series of rigorous requirements, including both written and oral examinations to a review of their surgical expertise by a panel of peers. 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 peace of mind that you are truly in the hands of an expert.
Why Choose Us
We want your experience to be as comfortable and convenient as possible. As a well-established practice, we are proud to serve our community with an unsurpassed level of expertise. 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.
If you have questions about our dental implant procedures or the revolutionary All-On-4 dental implant technique, call us at one of our convenient office locations.