At Charleston Oral And Facial Surgery, all of our surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. You might be wondering, why is this important or how does this benefit patients? Well, let’s dig a little deeper!
What is a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon?
It is a surgeon that has been recognized as having achieved the highest standards within their profession through continuous education.
How does a surgeon become Board Certified?
4 years of undergraduate school
4 years of dental school
4-6 years residency
They must pass a rigorous written exam along with the ABOMS Oral Certifying Examination (OCE), which is a series of tests focused on their clinical knowledge and judgement as well as different concerns that are addressed in surgery.
They are required to take part in ongoing continuing professional education to stay up-to-date with practices and techniques in their field and must be re-certified on these every 10 years.
How does this benefit patients?
They are under the care of a dental professional with extensive surgical training, experience and skill.
Our surgeons provide safe and experienced administration of all levels of sedation and general anesthesia that is appropriate for each patient’s procedure.
They can be confident knowing that they are undergoing treatment with the most equipped dental professionals to handle complications.
Our surgeons can provide them with the most advanced technology and comprehensive anesthesia monitoring.
Clearly, Board Certified surgeons offer several benefits to their patients that can make them feel more confident to undergo a surgical procedure since they are in the best hands and under the best care.
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