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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Glendora, and Redlands

(from left to right): Drs. Jeffrey Paxman, Christopher Choi, Matthew Dudziak, Danny Kim, Bruce Hicke

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires up to six additional years of hospital-based medical, surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from four years of dental school. Find out more about our unique specialty here.

Dr. Dudziak, Dr. Choi, Dr. Hicke, Dr. Paxman, Dr. Kim and Dr. Hanna practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to orthognathic/jaw corrective surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also treat facial fractures and diseases of the mouth.

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The Top 8 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing Your Oral Surgeons

A Statement From Our Doctors

I hope you find this report to be informative. I encourage you to take advantage of an initial personal consultation with me at Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons – either to begin your process of oral surgery options or to obtain a second opinion on the recommendations given by another doctor. At Inland Empire Oral Surgeons, we understand that there is much to consider when choosing a new oral surgeon. We would love to answer all your questions, go over treatment options, and help make the best possible decision when choosing your oral surgeon. I know there are more things you should know before committing to a plastic surgeon. We want you to be confident with the information that you now have will help you in choosing the right surgeon for your needs and wishes. More importantly, please know that we are always available to answer your questions.

If you would like to know more about any of the information we’ve included in this article, feel free to call our friendly and knowledgeable team.

1. Do They Have Extensive Experience?

The first step is to make sure to research your broad-certified oral surgeon. Ensure that he or she has dealt with like and at least as complex as your own. For example: you wouldn’t want to visit a surgeon for help with your hands if that surgeon focuses exclusively on facial procedures!

Drs. Dudziak, Choi, Hicke, Paxman, Kim and Hanna practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to orthognathic/jaw corrective surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also treat facial fractures and diseases of the mouth. Please use the links to the right to find out more about our surgeons.

2. Will The Doctor Treat You With Compassion And Understand?

Oral surgery involves far more than just oral surgery. It’s getting confidence back in your smile. Your surgeon should provide you guidance, telling you what to expect not just physically but also emotionally throughout your treatment. You should feel comfortable approaching your surgeon anytime you need reassurance. Our doctors care deeply that every single one of their patients feels comfortable and safe throughout his or her entire treatment. They will never rush you through any decision at Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.

3. Do They Provide Anxiety Free Sedation?

Did you know one in three Americans experience anxiety when it comes to receiving dental treatment? Fortunately, you don’t have to let nervousness stop you from getting a necessary dental procedure. Ask your potential oral surgeons providers if they offer any types of sedation of numbing options. With sedation you can relax for the duration of your appointment!

At Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, we offer oral sedation through IV. This medication works to reduce any physical discomfort during your treatment and to reduce anxiety. If you wish to learn more about anxiety-free sedation, contact our office today, and we’ll be glad to fully explain the process to you. We look forward to making your next dental experience a pleasant one.

4. Do The Doctors Go Above Their Education?

With constant advancements being made in dentistry, even a doctor with extensive experience and training must do what it takes to stay on top of the latest industry development. When you are searching for the right dental providers for you and your family, make sure they are to keeping their practice current. Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons has a team of highly trained team members to provide top-notch Ortho care. We educate other doctors and provide CDE credits at all our academic events. Please contact us if you need a certificate of attendance at one of our prior events. Our participation in continuing education is part of our ongoing commitment to always putting our patients first.

5. Do They Have A Guarantee?

A Great Doctor Will stand behind his or her treatment, and the best way to do that is with a guarantee. Oral surgeons should offer a solid guarantee to make sure you know that you come first no matter what. When you are considering a new doctor for yourself or loved ones, ask whether they back their treatments up with a guarantee. Also, make sure that the guarantee doesn’t have any dine print or loopholes that will affect your treatment.

6. Do They Have Advanced Technology?

Technology plays an important role in dentistry and orthodontics and is essential for diagnostic, efficient treatment, number of visits, comfort, and accuracy. Incredible advances have been made in the last 20 years, which is why it’s important to find out whether your potential doctor uses the latest technology for their patients’ benefit.

At Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, we use the latest technology. We offer 3D Imaging, Piezo Surgery, iTero 3D Intraoral Scanner, Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP), and Tissue Engineering.

7. Can The Surgeon Provide You With Patient Testimonials?

A surgeon should be able to provide you with patient testimonials that include both text and photos. A textual testimonial lets you hear about the experience with a particular doctor in the patient’s own words rather than through descriptions simply provided by the surgery practice. The photographic testimonials add an important factor by letting you see with your own eyes what a patient’s results actually look like. At Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, our Doctors strives for sublet and aesthetic results in every patient, and we are pleased to say that our Doctors patients give him and his staff very high marks. After all, there is no stronger compliment than a personal referral from a satisfied patient. We love it when former patients take the opportunity to share their IEOMFS experience with someone new.

8. Do They Care For Their Community?

When a surgical team makes time and resources to generously five back to the local community, that is often a strong sign of compassion and responsibility – key characteristic for any great surgeons! Not old do you benefit directly from a surgeon with caring, solicitous team, but also you can feel good know that you support a small business that anchors your own local community. At Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, we go the extra mile to care for local residents and provide happy, healthy smile to people in need. As part of our efforts to strengthen and improve our community, we regularly donate our time and money to help others. If you know of a local cause that could benefit from our support, please let us know.

Our Mission Is To Provide The Highest Quality Of Care Available For Our Patients.

Our surgeons are dedicated to providing comprehensive care that encompasses the full scope of our specialties. Drs. Dudziak, Choi, Hicke, Paxman, Kim and Hanna are oral and maxillofacial surgeons providing an array of surgical services from our offices located throughout the Inland Empire and San Bernardino Valley area. We specialize in surgical procedures of the mouth and jaws, which range from wisdom teeth extraction, dental implants , bone grafting , orthognathic or jaw corrective surgery, TMJ surgery, facial trauma, oral pathology and more. We are happy to provide sedation and emergency care upon request.