What is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon?
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is recognized as one of the nine official dental specialties in Canada. This dental surgical specialty focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the teeth, bones, and soft-tissues of the jaws and face. Requirements to become an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon include at least four additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. A rigourous national specialty examination must be passed in order for an individual to work as an oral surgeon within Canada. This examination grants these individuals Fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
As board-certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Goth and Dr. Olsen manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Their expertise ranges from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. Oral surgeons also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Our surgical staff are trained in assisting with intravenous (IV) sedation and outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during surgery. Our recovery room is staffed by registered nurses (RNs) who monitor our patients after surgery. Our administrative staff are informed and well-versed in dental insurance policies. All staff members in the office work as a team, striving to provide high quality service.