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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

What is Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who treat conditions, defects, injuries, and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. Their training includes a four-year graduate degree in dentistry and the completion of a minimum four-year hospital surgical residency program.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons care for patients who experience such conditions as problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, offer reconstructive and dental implant surgery, and care for patients with tumors and cysts of the jaws and functional and esthetic conditions of the maxillofacial areas.

With specialized knowledge in pain control and advanced training in anesthesia, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon is able to provide quality care with maximum patient comfort and safety in the office setting.

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Carlos J. Rodriguez-Feo, D.D.S.

Dr. Rodriguez-Feo received his DDS degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry (Summa Cum Laude). He received his postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. He has lectured in Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and other topics. Dr. Rodriguez-Feo has practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in South Miami for the past eighteen years and is on staff at a many area hospitals. He is well versed in all phases of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including; surgical removal of impacted teeth, implantology, bone grafting and treatment of traumatic injuries to the maxillofacial region in both children and adults to name a few. Dr. Rodriguez-Feo has been with us for over six years and has treated many of our patients during this period. We are pleased to have his continued relationship with our facility.

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Roland I. Hernandez, D.D.S.

Dr. Hernandez Graduated from the University of California, San Francisco with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. During his time at UCSF he was a leader serving as class president. During his time in leadership he received the Professional Development Award from the dental alumni association. He continued on to complete his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami, School of Medicine where he graduated as a Chief resident and also received the Best Surgical Skills award. Dr. Hernandez has graduated from a program that is very well known for their enormous surgical experience including, but not limited to trauma, craniofacial, cancer and reconstructive surgery. With the exception of TMJ, Dr Hernandez treats all conditions, defects, injuries and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face.

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