Why Choose Us?
With so many options in oral and facial surgery, AOFS is the only logical choice.
At Alaska Center for Oral + Facial Surgery, our board-certified surgeons are graduates of both dental and medical schools, with residency certifications in oral and maxillofacial surgery, formal internship training in general surgery, and hospital-based anesthesia within an accredited anesthesiology program. Additionally, our surgeons hold active credentials in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). Our oral and facial surgeons have the traditional four years of dental school, as well as between six and eight years of formal training beyond dental school. This provides you the confidence that the care you or your loved one is receiving is the highest possible level available anywhere.
There is great care and concern when it comes to our patients receiving oral surgery — from dental implants to TMJ surgery — and building a trusting rapport is critical.
When considering who to trust to treat you or your family member for any surgery, big or small, no detail is inconsequential. It is very important for a patient to know the experience level of their prospective doctor. Many general dentists offer oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, such as wisdom tooth removal, dental implants, bone grafting, and IV sedation, without having the requisite training to be called an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. A quick glance at a prospective doctor’s website biography or a call to the office to inquire about the doctor’s training will generally provide clarity.
In addition to this, many people are surprised to discover that our fees are comparable to, or even less than, what they might have already been quoted. This is because we believe in being financially reasonable. With wisdom teeth extractions, bone grafting, sedation, and implants—we can maintain lower fees due to the fact that we do high volume and high efficiency. This also equates to more experience in the complexities of these surgeries.
When performed by an experienced and specialty-trained doctor, wisdom teeth extractions can and should be performed in usually less than an hour. This means shorter anesthesia times, lower anesthesia fees and increased safety margins as patients do not have extended sedation time. This also means a faster recovery from surgery and anesthesia and less medication required.
At Alaska Center For Oral + Facial Surgery, we understand your concerns and want to make your experience with us — whether it’s a bone grafting procedure or tooth removal — as painless as possible. That is why we provide the highest quality treatments available. Our clinic is new and modern and utilizes the newest technology and innovations to deliver the most up-to-date care available.
The surgical suites are modeled directly after a hospital-type operating room, with a strict adherence to infection control protocols. This allows patients the ability to have surgery employing the same standards of care applied at the hospital, with the convenience and cost-savings of an outpatient clinic.
Technology at Alaska Center for Oral + Facial Surgery
AOFS utilizes the most advanced imaging available in a clinic setting. The onsite CT scanner allows AOFS advanced diagnostics — saving you time — at a significantly lower cost and radiation dose than found at the hospital. In addition to this, scans can usually be approved, taken, and evaluated in one visit. Enjoy the Cone Beam CT scanner employed at AOFS that allows for precise dental implant planning and computer-guided surgery, as well as virtual rendering and planning of corrective jaw surgery, trauma surgery or facial reconstruction. Until recently, this type of planning was only available for hospital-grade imaging; but technical advances used by AOFS have allowed physicians to utilize this technology without a hospital visit.