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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Dr. Jonathan DeJong

Dr. Eric Knox
Dr. Eric Pearson

Highly Skilled and Uniquely Qualified Surgeons

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Mouth and Jaw) provide a wide range of services, from orthognathic (jaw) surgery to the treatment of facial traumas.

Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws do not meet correctly and/or teeth do not seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are also trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. These surgeons are versed in emergency care, acute treatment and long term reconstruction and rehabilitation for facial trauma injuries.