Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. Some oral & maxillofacial surgeons, such as Dr. Andrews, also have a medical degree and experience in general surgery. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Andrews manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Dr. Andrews practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with 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 injuries, deformities and fractures.
Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery in accordance with state regulations and specialty standards.
The surgical staff at Columbia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are experienced, oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in the administration of IV sedation and surgery. All staff are CPR certified.