Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only recognized dental specialists who, after completing dental school, are surgically trained in an American Dental Association-accredited hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years. They train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery, and anesthesiology, and also spend time in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), plastic surgery, emergency medicine, and other specialty areas.
Their training focuses almost exclusively on the hard and soft tissue of the face, mouth, and jaws, and their knowledge and surgical expertise uniquely qualify them to diagnose and treat the functional and aesthetic conditions in this part of the body.
Finding a surgeon you can trust can be a challenging process — particularly if you’re dealing with chronic or severe pain. There’s a lot to consider: track record, reputation, cost, and proximity. To make your life a little bit easier, we’re happy to provide our recommendations of the best surgeons in the area.