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
The Center For Oral & Facial Surgery at Anthem - Brian J.
Dorfman, DMD, MD, Oral Surgeon
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Implants, Wisdom Teeth, Oral Surgery, and Cosmetic Surgery.
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 web site, please do not
hesitate to ask any member of our staff.
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, & Fri
We appreciate that your time
is valuable. Every effort will be made to accommodate your schedule when making
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
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.
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
CALLS AND 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.