State-of-the-Art Dental Care in San Diego
— Hospital-quality facilities
— Documented success
— Solid science
Oral surgeons undergo training that is similar in length and difficulty to that of most medical surgeons — a total of 8 to 10 years of professional study. After dental school, they spend an additional 4 to 6 years completing hospital-based surgical residencies. They train alongside residents in internal medicine and general surgery, but they focus on the bone, skin, and muscle tissue of the face, mouth, and jaws.
Unlike other dental or medical specialists, oral surgeons also train with anesthesiologists. Aside from anesthesiologists, they are the only healthcare specialists administering all levels of sedation and general anesthesia. All the surgical team members are committed to ensuring that MVOMS patients are pain-free, and they carefully match the level and type of anesthesia to the needs of each specific patient.
All MVOMS surgeons also are board-certified by the Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This independent professional recognition testifies to the fact that a surgeon has passed a rigorous series of written and oral examinations and conforms to the highest standards of the profession.
The MVOMS surgical suites are certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), a sign of our commitment to meeting nationally recognized standards and engaging in a continuous process of self evaluation, peer review and ongoing improvement.
Diagnostic and Treatment-Planning Technology
Recent advances in computed tomographic (CT) scanning have given dentists and oral surgeons an unprecedented ability to assess the unique conditions within each patient’s gums and jaw bone. This technology uses computer-processed x-rays to produced three-dimensional images of the inside of objects. The three-dimensional images can be manipulated and rotated. Treatment can be planned with great precision; dental implants can be placed “virtually” before the actual surgery. Being able to do such planning greatly increases the likelihood that the final results will be both beautiful and long-lasting.
The MVOMS team uses a cone-beam CT scanner that provides crystal-clear digital images while minimizing exposure to radiation.