Dental Specialties

We are fortunate to have several top tier such surgeons in the area with whom we have an excellent long standing working relationship. In any situation where a patient would be better served by such specialized expertise a referral will be made.  

What is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS)?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws. After four years of dental school, surgeons receive four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and medical training, preparing them to do a wide range of procedures including all types of surgery of both the bones and soft tissues of the face, mouth and neck.

Why is your dentist referring you to a Periodontist?

If your dentist determines comparative examinations and diagnostic testing that your periodontal health is not maintaining at a healthy stable level. A referral for specialized treatment would be made. Communication is maintained between your general dentist and periodontist to coordinate treatment to the goal of the patient’s best oral health

The periodontist and dentist work together as a team to provide you with the highest level of care. They will combine their experience to recommend the best treatment available to you while keeping each other informed on your progress. By referring you to the specialist, your dentist is showing a strong commitment to your dental health.

What is an Endodontist?

The Endodontist, diagnoses and treats diseases and destructive processes, including injuries and abnormalities of dental pulps and periapical tissues of the teeth. When a nerve within the tooth is damaged or infected, its removal and sealing can eliminate an infection to the bone and allow the tooth to be retained. Before instituting root canal therapy, the general dentist and endonontist should confer to be certain that enough tooth will remain after the tooth canal treatment to effectively restore the tooth. 

What is a Prosthodontist?

The prosthodontist examines and diagnoses disabilities caused by loss of teeth and supporting structures. They formulate and execute treatment plans for the construction of corrective prostheses to restore proper function and esthetics of the mouth, face, and jaw, in cases of accident or disease where significant portions of the face or jaw are damaged. 

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist has at least two additional years of training beyond dental school. If your child has special needs, care from a pediatric dentist should be considered.

What is an Orthodontist?

Orthodontist’s treat children and adults for problems of tooth position, Including crowding and overlapping teeth problems of job growth and development. These problems can be genetic or caused by undesirable oral habits.