Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who diagnose, treat and manage a wide range of conditions, defects and injuries involving both the functional and esthetic aspects associated with the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and face. Their expertise ranges from the removal of wisdom teeth and implant placement to complex reconstructive procedures. They are also trained to diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, oral pathological conditions as well as perform a full range of oral surgical procedures.
After receiving their Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, oral and maxillofacial surgeons require 4-6 years of hospital surgical residency training. This residency includes rotations in associated medical specialties such as internal medicine, general surgery, anesthesiology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, and emergency medicine as well as training within their own specialty.
With specialized training in pain control and anesthesia, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon is able to provide quality patient care with maximum comfort and safety within an office as well as in a hospital setting. Drs. Delgado & Kuzmik offer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Office based surgery is the most efficient and cost effective way to perform most oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures.
The surgical staff are experienced oral & maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist with the surgery and administration of intravenous anesthesia in our state of the art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
The administrative assistants are well informed in patient care, practice policies and insurance matters. They are also trained to answer questions pertaining to surgical and post-operative care.
All office staff members are certified in Dental Radiation Safety, CPR and trained to assist in emergency situations.