ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

Patient Information

 

 

Appointments:
Phone: 210.567.3477
Fax: 210.567.0989

 

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery faculty-practice and graduate-training programs are located in the Dental School at the South Texas Medical Center at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive. Visitors can park in the dental school parking lot (view parking area map) - there is a small fee for parking.


The OMS clinic is on the 3rd floor of the dental school. All patients must have a referral from either a primary care provider, dentist or orthodontist. The referral can be emailed to us at oms@uthscsa.edu or faxed (in advance) to our office prior to scheduling an appointment. A current Panoramic X-ray is required for most visits; should you have this x-ray please have it emailed to our clinic before your appointment. We do not accept copies or films; the x-ray must be digital. Full payment or copay is expected at time of the visit.


Appointment Policy: All patients must arrive 30 minutes early for their scheduled appointments. If you are 15 minutes late your appointment will be cancelled and rescheduled.


Office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. In case of an after-hours emergency, call the University Hospital operator at 210.358.4000 and ask that the Oral Surgeon on-call be contacted.

 

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What We Do

 

The surgeons and staff at the University of Texas Health Science Center are committed to helping you achieve health and esthetics.

 

Office Procedures

We take great pride providing and maintaining state of the art equipment in our office. With this equipment and a talented staff, we are able to perform many diagnostic & surgical procedures in our office with safety and comfort. However, when hospitalization is necessary, rest assured that you will be under the care of board certified experts. Some of the procedures we perform include:

 

Extractions

Wisdom teeth & non-restorable teeth are safely removed with sedation or general anesthesia as needed.

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

Our surgeons are experts in the surgical treatment of pathological conditions (tumors, cysts, growths) of the mouth & jaws.

 

Facial Cosmetic Surgery

We perform full scope facial cosmetic surgical procedures for scarring, birth defects & natural aging changes. Ask one of our surgeons.

 

Orthognathic Surgery

The University has a long history of research and surgical treatment of skeletal defects of the jaws. Orthognathic surgery encompasses the surgical repositioning of the jaws to correctly secure them in the appropriate location. We also have an orthodontist dedicated to support this special treatment.

 

Dental Implants

Replacing missing teeth with dental implants is becoming very common with excellent results. The University has cutting-edge experts researching and performing this service.

 

TMJ Surgery

In some instances, TMJ surgery is necessary. We know when and have experts on the faculty that can provide answers.

 

Facial Pain

The University leads the nation in research and treatment for complex facial pain problems.

 

Fractures and Trauma

We routinely treat patients with major maxillofacial trauma as part of our on-call duties at University Hospital-the city's major trauma center. We have extensive experience correcting residual facial & jaw defects from trauma.