Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Childress, Dr. Meyer, and Dr. Johnson manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Our doctors have all completed medical school as well, so they hold both dental degrees (DDS) and medical degrees (MD). East Brainerd Oral Surgery is a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery practice, with surgeon expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation and outpatient IV general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
The surgical team at East Brainerd Oral Surgery are Registered Dental Assistants, experienced in oral and maxillofacial surgery, who assist in administration of IV sedation, IV general anesthesia, and surgery. All staff are well-informed and well-versed in current surgical protocol, and are CPR certified.