Hello there, my name is Dr. Bryan McLelland, one of the surgeons at Liberty Oral and Facial Surgery with Doctor Brennan Olson.
Today I would like to answer some questions that I have had recently emailed from patients. The question was,
What’s the difference between a dentist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?
Why should I even consider going to an oral surgeon for the removal of my wisdom teeth or the placement of dental implants?
After dental school, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon will continue on and do an additional four to six or more years of specialized training to acquire and hone the surgical skills required to extract wisdom teeth and place dental implants with the utmost care and quality.
This training is hospital-based and includes a lot of practical hands-on training and didactic bookwork.
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon also limits their practice to the extraction of wisdom teeth, of other teeth for the placement of dental implants and all other related surgical procedures.
So day in and day out, their skills continue to improve, making them the primary and best choice for removing wisdom teeth and placing dental implants.
The difference between a dentist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon
My name is Dr. Bryan McLelland with Liberty Oral and Facial Surgery.
I want to tell you about the virtual coach and the educational system that we have in place at Liberty Oral and Facial Surgery.
This comprehensive system which includes videos, written material, emails, and reminders, helps take a patient through the entire healing process with key emails and points of contact all the way.
This includes instructional videos which helped minimize complications and the rate of post-operative infections.
After implementing this system, our complication rate through lack of patient understanding and compliance dropped drastically.
Before this, we have tried all other typical measures to help patients understand how to get the best results.
This virtual coach system has single-handedly revolutionized our patient’s experience, easing their way and reducing complications by reducing dry sockets and reducing post-operative infections.
Make an appointment with us today.