An Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon vs. A General Dentist

See why choosing a Maxillofacial Surgery experts makes a world of a difference. For all your facial and oral surgical needs, call Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery.

What Is An OMS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon)?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the experts in face, mouth, and jaw surgery.
Like Dr. Gocke and Dr. Whiting, they are thoroughly qualified and trained to perform complex restorative and cosmetic surgical procedures to save lives in the event of a serious accident and to enhance natural beauty.

Watch this video from AAMOS to learn what an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is.

Why Choose An Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Northern Virginia dentists often refer to an oral maxillofacial surgeon when their dental patients need minor and major surgical intervention around mouth, face and neck areas.
To become an oral & maxillofacial surgeon, the following requirements are needed:

  • Four more years of schooling and training in surgical techniques after dental school
  • Advanced training in local and IV sedation to ensure a better experience
  • Hospital-grade advanced operating room technology
  • Hundreds of hours of continuing education and up-to-date techniques

Dr. M. Timothy Gocke and Dr. Justin Whiting, your expert oral & maxillofacial surgeons, are fully absorbed in the surgical industry to make your visits easier and your recovery faster and painless.

Their attention is not divided among all the evolving dental procedures possible; their focus is on surgery and cosmetic/rehabilitative reconstruction.