From jaw and cleft palate surgeries to TMJ and sleep apnea treatments, the oral surgeons at the Alaska Center For Oral + Oral Surgery are here to partner with you for all of your craniofacial surgery needs. 

We’re here to listen empathetically and work with you to help achieve a functional and healthy smile. With board-certified surgeons that practice minimally invasive procedures at an accredited surgery and anesthesia center, you’re bound to get the premier care in the world!

If you’re ready to learn more about the craniofacial surgeries we do and to get to know our oral surgeons, Dr. Nordstrom and Dr. Ueek, connect with us today!


  1. What Is an Alveolectomy? (Part Two)

    Support your oral health and learn how an alveolectomy may improve how dental prosthetics function! In part one, we examined the role of the alveolar bone and process is — it essentially provides structure to your mouth and keeps your teeth in place. This is disrupted through severe periodontal disease and trauma to the mouth.  We’ll further dialogue and introduce the alveolectomy in today’…Read More

  2. What Is An Alveolectomy? (Part One)

    The bones and tissue play a vital role in our oral health and the alveolar bone is a part of our jaw that holds the teeth! When it comes to our mouth anatomy, many people know out teeth and even the maxilla (upper jawbone) and mandible (lower jawbone), but the alveolar bone has people flipping through anatomy books searching for this structure! At the Alaska Center For Oral + Facial Surgery, we ar…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The Different Types of Jaw Surgery

    In our last post, we covered a basic introduction to what corrective jaw surgery is and those who might benefit from it. In today’s post, we’ll go more in depth about jaw surgery with the different types that are available. If you struggle with a misaligned jaw, it can make everyday tasks such as eating and speaking quite difficult. Improve your quality of life and work with us at the Alaska C…Read More

  6. Corrective Jaw Surgery At Alaska Center For Oral + Facial Surgery

    Jaw surgery is commonly referred to as orthognathic surgery in medical terms, and corrects inconsistencies in the upper and lower jaw, or both. The jaw bones are often shortened or lengthened, moved in or out, or up or down to create a beautiful, healthy, and functional smile — in a work of art from your talented oral surgeons! Having a jaw that doesn’t quite move correctly can be both painful…Read More

  7. What You Need To Know About Facial Tumors and Cysts

    Oral and facial tumors not only affect your health; if left untreated they can begin to change your facial structure, leading to other health issues. Both benign and malignant tumors change the shape of your face as they affect the bones and soft tissue in your face, which is why you want the best craniofacial surgeons working on your case. If you find yourself with a facial cyst or tumor, seeking…Read More

  8. What is Sleep Apnea and How is it Treated? (Part Two)

    In part one of this series on sleep apnea, we explored the very basics of what it is and how it is caused. In today’s post, we’re going to continue the conversation and take a look into the risk factors, how it’s diagnosed, and the treatments that are available. Living with sleep apnea is exhausting both physically and emotionally, and waking the next day you already feel completely spent. A…Read More

  9. What is Sleep Apnea and How is it Treated? (Part One)

    Sleep apnea is as much a sleeping disorder as it is a dental concern, and with more than 18 million American adults suffering from it, it poses issues such as fatigue and brain fog to more serious conditions like high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. So, how do you know if you have sleep apnea? At the Alaska Center for Oral + Facial Surgery (AOFS), sleep apnea is one of the many areas in…Read More