When your mouth requires more complex or specialized treatment, it is important that you receive the right care from the right doctors. At Ocean Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons can properly care for your advanced dental needs with their experience and expertise. If you are wondering if you really need an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, keep in mind that oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only dental specialists that are recognized by the American Dental Association to be surgically trained in a hospital-based residency program.

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons completed four years of dental school, just like your dentist did. However, they have also spent at least four years of additional training after completing dental school to become experts in the mouth, jaw, and face, as well as in the safe administration of in-office anesthesia. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons train alongside medical residents in various fields, including internal medicine, general surgery, and anesthesiology; they also spend time in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), plastic surgery, emergency medicine, and other specialty areas. This training focuses almost completely on the bone, skin, and muscles of the face, mouth, and jaw.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have the knowledge and expertise that uniquely qualifies them to diagnose and treat a number of functional and esthetic conditions in this anatomical area. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and their staff also maintain a “Culture of Safety” in their practice to ensure that patients have a safe, comfortable, and successful experience.
If you require extensive dental or maxillofacial treatment, we encourage you to contact our practice at 805-735-3665 and learn more about why you need an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Our surgeons, Dr. David McAninch and Dr. Robert Kiken, are here to help care for your smile.