1. Cleft Palates: Everything You Need to Know (Part one)

    Cleft palates are one of the most common facial birth abnormalities and can be corrected with the assistance of a skillful oral surgeon. Having a cleft palate at birth can cause health issues from the very beginning — from nursing and dental development to later concerns with speech patterns and hearing. A little one may also experience frequent colds, fluid in the ears, sore throats, and compli…Read More

  2. Cleft Palates: Everything You Need to Know (Part Two)

    Cleft palates can dramatically impact a person’s quality of life — how they eat, drink, and speak. Find solutions with the Alaska Center For Oral + Facial Surgery. In part one, we addressed what a cleft palate is and introduced the different structures that affect a cleft palate. Further examine the structures and classifications of cleft palate and learn about the surgery in today’s post.…Read More

  3. Steve

    Steve H. Dental Implants “I’ve always had poor teeth. I grew up in a place without fluoridation in the water supply. I feel like I’ve spent my entire life in a dental chair! As an adult, my teeth would crack and then they would have to be extracted. Chewing food was difficult, as I only had one place in my mouth where my molars matched up. It finally got to the point where my remaining teeth…Read More

  4. Owen

    Owen P. Craniosynostosis (Skull Surgery) Parents Chelsey and Brett were busy raising their 3 year old son and new baby, Owen, living a normal life as a young family in Anchorage. When Owen was almost 12 months old, Chelsey took him to see a new pediatrician for a routine visit that turned out to be anything but routine. “The pediatrician took one look at Owen and turned to me and said, ‘There…Read More

  5. Why Choose an Oral Surgeon for Dental Implants?

    Here's why an oral surgery clinic is an optimal place to get dental implants. Dental implants are a surgical procedure and, if you need them, there is a likelihood that you will be referred to an oral surgeon. Over the past few years, however, it has become a trend for general dentists to offer dental implants as a service. When it comes to surgical dental procedures, you can rely on the oral surg…Read More

  6. The Benefits of Dental Implants

    Missing a tooth? Find out how dental implants can help! Your teeth are not just an aesthetic part of your mouth, they also serve a function. They aid in chewing and digesting food, in addition to the ability to form words. When your natural teeth are missing, not only does it make you self-conscious but you also lose functionality. If left untreated, missing teeth can cause a broad range of health…Read More

  7. Wisdom Teeth (Part Two)

    In part one in exploring wisdom teeth, we covered what wisdom teeth are and why they develop. In today’s post, we’ll further explore additional facets of wisdom teeth and wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth removal is a surgery, but it doesn’t have to be scary. The oral surgeons at the Alaska Center for Oral + Facial Surgery care about your concerns and will sit down and answer all your quest…Read More

  8. Wisdom Teeth (Part One)

    Wisdom Teeth Removal and Why We Have Them in the First Place Wisdom teeth, as they are affectionately referred to, are our third molars that sit dormant for a time and appear later in life. While some people can go a lifetime with their wisdom teeth and not be bothered, most people will end up having their wisdom teeth removed. One of the most common oral surgeries is wisdom teeth removal, and at …Read More

  9. Leah

    Leah Jaw Surgery “When my daughter Leah was eight years old, we realized something was truly wrong with her jaw. Our dentist said she just had a very small mouth and that she would be fine, but we always knew there was more to it. We tried dentists, orthodontists and other specialists, and felt like we were hitting a brick wall - it was like no one was listening to us. This is our beautiful baby…Read More

  10. Kate G.

    Kate G. Jaw Surgery “Kate had skeletal malformations such as mandibular hypoplasia and an open bite,” explains Vonda Kay, Kate’s mom. “She had orthodontic treatment since she was 11 years old, but by the time she was 15, all of the orthodontic options had been exhausted; therefore, she was referred for a possible surgical solution.” For Kate, being a teenage girl meant life as usual - fr…Read More