If you’re on the hunt for the best oral surgeon to perform your surgery, we’re here to help! Whether you need to have your wisdom teeth pulled, dental implants placed, or you’re looking to get rid of a gummy smile, finding the right oral surgeon is the most important decision you can make. Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery wants you to be confident in your choice of oral surgeon, so we’ve put together a list of 6 factors to consider when making that decision.

  1. What Does Your General Dentist Say?

Most men and women have a general dentist they’ve been seeing for years. And when you find a dentist you trust, their opinion matters. Before making a decision on an oral surgeon to perform your procedure, first, ask your general dentist for a referral. Every day, Dr. Gocke sees patients who have been referred to him by general dentists from all over the area and even the country. Because of his expertise and exceptional care, he is one of the most trusted and sought-after oral surgeons among his peers.
2. Is The Oral Surgeon In-Network With Your Insurance?
Make sure you check the details of your insurance coverage before you schedule your oral surgery. You should know if your procedure is covered by your medical insurance or your dental insurance, and whether or not the oral surgeon you choose is in-network with your carrier. If you find the thought of dealing with your insurance company daunting, Dr. Gocke’s staff can help you get the answers you need to all of your insurance questions. For your convenience, Dr. Gocke works with the following select insurance plans:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Connection Dental
  • Delta Dental
  • DenteMax
  • MetLife
  • GEHA

And not to worry! If you are unable to use insurance for your procedure, our office accepts cash, check, credit card, and provides payment plans through CareCredit.
3. What Are The Credentials Of Your Prospective Oral Surgeon?
Most oral surgeons will have all of their credentials listed on their website. If you come across a prospective oral surgeon and you can’t seem to find out where they graduated from, or what type of certifications they have, you should move on – immediately. Oral surgeon Dr. Gocke believes in full transparency and provides all of his credentials online for easy access for all of his prospective patients.
4. Does The Oral Surgeon Have Adequate Experience Performing The Type Of Surgery You Need?
Not only should the oral surgeon you are considering have the right credentials, but they should also display adequate experience performing the specific type of surgery you know you need. Dr. Gocke has more than 15 years of experience providing men and women in Northern Virginia with all types of oral surgery, ranging from wisdom teeth removal to dental implants and facial trauma reconstruction.
5. What Do The Online Reviews Say?
For patients, the nice thing about online reviews is that they are most often independent of the provider. This means that the oral surgeon you are researching doesn’t have the ability to remove negative reviews. If you come across more negative reviews than positive, take that as a sign to mark that oral surgeon off your list. Dr. Gocke’s reputation precedes him, as he has 5-star reviews on Google, Healthgrades, and ZocDoc!
6. Do You Feel Comfortable When You Meet With Your Prospective Oral Surgeon One-On-One?
Lastly, you should always meet with your prospective oral surgeon one-on-one before making a decision. During your initial consultation, you will be able to tell whether or not you feel comfortable with the doctor. Bedside manner and kindness go a long way in building trust with clients, and Dr. Gocke prides himself on the hospitality each member of his staff extends to all of his patients. 

Dr. Gocke Is Here For You

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect oral surgeon for your upcoming procedure, look no further than Dr. Gocke. Not only is he well-versed in every type of oral surgery, but his credentials and bedside manner speak for themselves.
If you’d like to meet with Dr. Gocke for your one-on-one appointment, call his office today, and a member of his team will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.