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The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center, under the Head and Neck Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix provides comprehensive oral and maxillofacial care. From routine oral surgery to complex maxillofacial reconstruction, our highly specialized care providers can help you today.

We are able to provide state of the art care to patients seeking routine oral surgery such as dental implant placement, wisdom tooth extraction, as well as services for those seeking maxillofacial surgery for more complex jaw and facial reconstruction procedures from acquired or congenital conditions. 

In order to better serve our patients, our experts routinely collaborate within the Banner Health and University of Arizona health systems, between other academic medicine institutes and centers, as well as with the many community physicians and dentists in Phoenix and all of Arizona who refer their patients to our center.

At the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center, we  collaborate with experts in other fields under Banner – University Medical Center’s academic medicine institutes including:

  • Community based oral and maxillofacial surgery colleagues
  • General dentists as well as other dental specialists
  • General/trauma surgeons
  • Infectious disease specialists
  • Medical oncologists/hematologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Otolaryngologists/head and neck surgeons
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgeons
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Wound care specialists

As a result of this network of collaborative care, our patients can expect:

  • Collaborative team efforts in providing care
  • Up to date treatment methods
  • Convenient multi-disciplinary care

Conditions we routinely treat in our center include:

  • Benign oral and maxillofacial pathology, including osteoradionecrosis and medication osteonecrosis of the jaws
  • Corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery
  • Dental extractions (routine/wisdom teeth for both healthy and medically complex patients)
  • Dental extractions for patients prior to receiving radiation/chemotherapy/solid organ transplants
  • Dental implant placement
  • Facial fracture and laceration repair
  • Facial pain
  • Facial/dental infections
  • Jaw reconstruction
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)

Our surgeons participate in research activities and routinely attend continuing educational seminars as well serve on various leadership committees both locally and nationally.

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner - University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner - University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you'll have access to new treatments, which may not yet be available to the public.

Not only do we pride ourselves on our clinical care expertise, we are also dedicated teachers to our oral and maxillofacial surgery residents who are instrumental in our ability to provide cutting edge oral and maxillofacial surgical care.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center strives to connect patients with valuable resources such as information from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association and American Medical Association and other useful sources.