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About OFSI
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Welcome to the Oral Facial Surgery Institute in St. Louis, Missouri.

We represent the leading-edge medical and dental care in terms of technology, expertise, and client satisfaction in our industry.

Our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are dental specialists who treat conditions of the teeth, mouth, jaws and face. Our specialty encompasses diagnosis, surgical, and related management of disease, injury, and defect of both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the oral and maxillofacial regions including preventive, reconstructive, and emergency care.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires up to 6 additional years of hospital-based surgical, medical, and anesthesia training after the completion of undergraduate work and dental school. Our practice is unique in our region because most of our surgeons also have a medical license, are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and are Fellowship trained. With specialized knowledge in pain control and advanced training in anesthesia, our surgeons are able to provide quality care with maximum patient comfort and safety in an office setting. The surgeons of our 30-year-old practice frequently perform oral surgical procedures such as wisdom-tooth removal, bone grafting, and dental implant placement. They are nationally- and internationally-recognized experts, receiving referrals throughout the United States for the treatment of complex surgical cases such as temporomandibular joint surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant pathology, corrective jaw surgery and micro-surgical nerve repair.

Our practice is the only teaching practice in St. Louis. Since 2005, oral surgeons from all over the United States have applied for our accredited one year fellowship training program. These select surgeons come for additional, specialized training in our true full scope practice. Our surgical case load at Mercy Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma hospital, provides a one of a kind education with a hands on surgical approach. The focus of our program encompasses facial cosmetics, reconstructive, orthognathic, and TMJ surgery, facial trauma and complex implantology.

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Facial
Trauma

Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional and physical trauma to patients.

Dental
Implants

Dental implants are designed to improve people’s lives by helping them to smile with confidence again.

Dental
Extractions

Your dentist may determine that you need a tooth extraction for one or several reasons; severe decay, advanced periodontal disease, or a tooth has broken in a manner that cannot be repaired.

Bone
Grafting

Bone grafts give us the opportunity to place implants in the best location to restore function and aesthetics.