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Tyson E. Marrs D.D.S.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Address: 3700 W 83rd Street, Olathe, KS 66208
Phone: 913-381-5194
Dr. Thomas Howard Faerber D.D.S., M.D.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 3.93 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 4601 W 109th Street, Olathe, KS 66211
Phone: 913-469-8895
Douglas W. Fain DDS., MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 3.6 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 3700 W 83rd Street, Olathe, KS 66208
Phone: 913-381-5194
Dr. Michael Glenn Barber DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Address: 3700 W 83rd Street, Olathe, KS 66208
Phone: 913-381-5194
Dr. Richard Martin Oakley DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 5811 Nall Avenue, Mission, KS 66202
Kirk C. Collier DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.92 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 3700 W 83rd Street, Olathe, KS 66208
Phone: 913-381-5194
Dr. Taylor L. Markle D.D.S.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 11005 W 60th Street, Olathe, KS 66203
Phone: 913-268-9500
Dr. Harold A. Krueger D.D.S.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 2.82 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 6807 W 121st Street, Olathe, KS 66209
Phone: 913-529-5999
Dr. Brian E. Pannell D.D.S.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1010 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: 816-941-0000
Dr. Steven L. Thomas
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 12800 Metcalf Avenue, Olathe, KS 66213
Phone: 913-451-7680
Clinical Interests: dental implant surgery, jaw surgery, wisdom teeth removal
Dr. John P. Tanner DDS, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 3.96 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
Address: 4700 Belleview Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64112
Dr. Gregory A. Allen
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1010 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: 816-941-0000
Dr. Colin P. McCartney DOS, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 4700 Belleview Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64112
Dr. Thomas J. Schugel DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.13 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 3700 W 83rd Street, Olathe, KS 66208
Dr. Max D. Smith Jr. D.D.S
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Address: 8787 Ballentine Street, Olathe, KS 66214
Kasey Lawrence Call DMD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 3.35 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 4700 Belleview Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64112
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What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty providing surgical care for the mouth and jaw. It is unusual in that it is a hybrid specialty combining the professional education of both dentists and medical doctors. The path to becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or simply ‘oral surgeon,’ begins with graduating from dental school. The dentist then attends a surgical residency in a hospital, learning general surgical techniques alongside other physicians.

While many routine oral issues can be treated by a dentist, there are some that require specialized surgical care. Some of the procedures performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons include:
  • Removing wisdom teeth
  • Dental implants
  • Corrective surgery for facial deformities
  • Repair of facial trauma
  • Cleft lip or cleft palate surgery
  • TMJ surgery
  • Orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment)
  • Sleep apnea surgery

Some of these procedures are also performed by otolaryngologists or ENTs. There is quite a bit of overlap between the two specialties, and in many cases both will be qualified to perform a specific surgery. In general, oral surgeons are more likely to perform surgeries related to the mouth and jaw, such as wisdom tooth removal or TMJ surgery; whereas ENTs are more likely to handle cancers. However, areas of specialization are truly dependent on the individual physician.

One unusually convenient fact about oral and maxillofacial surgeons is that they are highly trained in the use of sedation and anesthesia, more so than any other doctors except anesthesiologists. This means that they are able to perform surgeries such as the removal of wisdom teeth on an outpatient basis in their office, without the need for an additional anesthesiologist on staff.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons combine surgical expertise with their knowledge of dentistry to provide serious care for the structures of the jaw and face.
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