Patient Information St. Simons Island GA
What is Oral and Maxillofacial surgery?
OMFS is a specialty of Dentistry. After 4 years of dental school a residency is completed in a hospital based setting. It is during these 5 years that Dr. Capes and Dr. Mattox received extensive training in Surgery as well as Anesthesia. A unique distinction, both oral surgeons also completed Medical School and a 1 year residency in General Surgery.
Why all the training? Surgery is a complex process. You see it is not about doing a procedure it is about taking care of you as a whole. So many factors determine what procedure will be right for you. It is with that training and experience that then allows us to treat you properly and successfully. As Dr. Capes has always said “I have never met a tooth that wasn’t attached to a person!”
As I have always said I have never met a tooth that wasn’t attached to a person!
We specialize in treating conditions of the mouth, teeth, and facial structures. This includes removal of teeth (wisdom teeth), performing biopsies of oral lesions, correcting traumatic injuries of teeth and facial bones (jaw fractures), and reconstruction with dental implant procedures.
Our goal is to use our gifts to make you healthy and whole.
Creating Smiles and Changing Lives!
We are blessed to be surrounded by surgical assistants who are passionate about taking care of you.. They have completed the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery assistants training program as well as the program on Anesthesia Assisting. They are certified to provide CPR as well as advanced cardiac life support. They are a key part in the success of your treatment, and having a great experience. We couldn’t do it without them.