Patient Information


Why an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Oral maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws. Oral surgeons receive an extra four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and medical training, after dental school. They prepare themselves to do a wide range of procedures including all types of surgery of the hard tissue (bones) and soft tissues of the face, mouth and neck.


Our Goal & Commitment

Dental care is a necessity for healthy living and almost everyone needs the care of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon during their lifetime. Please be assured that we have a strong personal and professional commitment to provide the highest level of care available.

We want you to feel comfortable in choosing our office for your surgical treatment and will do everything possible to deliver care with concern and compassion. Our goal is to create an open and mutually respectful patient/doctor relationship. If you have additional questions that are not answered on this website, please do not hesitate to ask any member of our staff.


Office Hours

Monday through Thursday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM



We appreciate that your time is valuable. Every effort will be made to accommodate your schedule when making an appointment.

A consultation is generally recommended for non-emergencies, prior to the actual surgical appointment. During the consultation visit you will be examined by Dr. Dorfman and your medical history will be reviewed. A treatment plan will then be proposed and we will answer any of your questions. This will enable you to become fully informed about your surgical treatment, including alternative options, potential complications, as well as pre- and post-operative care. It is our philosophy that being informed about your surgical procedure and becoming familiar with your doctor will help to decrease the normal fear and apprehension associated with a surgical procedure.

Please bring any referral letters and x-rays provided by your dentist to your initial appointment. If you need to change your appointment, we would appreciate at least 48 hours notice.



In assuring our commitment of providing the highest level of care and patient comfort, we offer a wide range of anesthetic options. These options are dependent on many factors, such as patient preference, complexity of the surgical procedure and your medical history. For our patients, we provide local anesthesia, nitrous oxide analgesia, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. The choice for your surgical procedure is best determined with the doctor at the time of your consultation.


Surgical Fees

Fees are discussed prior to surgery, and for your convenience, payment plans are available for all procedures. Additionally, we will gladly assist you with the completion of insurance claim forms. Please bring your insurance information to your first appointment.


Telephone Calls & Emergencies

In the event of an emergency outside normal business hours, dial our office and the answering service will contact the doctor on call. This service is available 24 hours a day. Should you or a family member require the specialty services of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from one of our affiliated hospitals, a consultation by one of our doctors may be requested through the emergency room physician.