Dental One Associates of Columbia
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 410, Columbia, MD 21044

Understand the Benefits and Beauty of Oral Surgery

Oral surgery can save your smile from dental diseases and defects. Learn more about this dental specialty that makes many people smile.

A Closer Look at Oral Surgery

Have you ever heard of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS)? This is simply the formal name for any surgical or cosmetic procedure designed to repair or restore a problem with the mouth, facial structure, jaw, and neck. Today, most oral surgery involves cosmetic procedures, such as reconstructing faces after major accidents and elective treatments to improve appearance. Yet, other procedures treat problems that affect dental function.

Procedures Provided by Oral Surgeons

Oral surgeons are the dental specialists with the special skills to perform oral surgery. If you have a dental problem that demands specialized care, your dentist in Columbia will refer you to one of these oral surgeons who have the special skills to provide the advanced and affordable dental care you need. If cost is a concern, you’ll need to ask your dentist in Columbia to recommend an oral surgeon who offers affordable dental care options. Oral surgeons perform a large array of procedures, such as:

  • Reconstructing faces damaged by disease or injury
  • Performing elective cosmetic surgeries on the face, jaw, and neck
  • Extracting extensively damaged and impacted teeth
  • Replacing missing teeth with dental implants
  • Correcting cleft palates
  • Fixing poor jaw alignment
  • Restoring jaws with bone grafts
  • Improving jaw pain
  • Removing tumors affecting the oral and facial area

The Advanced Education of Oral Surgeons

Oral surgeons need to have many years of training to become skilled in the restoration and repair of oral and maxillofacial problems. Their educational path consists of the following:

  • Four years of dental school to learn general dentistry and earn a DDS or DMD degree
  • Four years of a hospital-based residency program to train with future anesthesiologists, general surgeons, plastic surgeons, emergency physicians, and internists.
  • An optional two years of training in an integrated OMS/MD program for a medical degree
  • Fellowship programs to earn additional training in advanced oral surgical procedures
  • Continued education to learn the latest surgical treatments and techniques

If you ever have a dental concern that requires oral surgeons, be assured that you’ll be in highly skilled hands.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Columbia, call Dental One Associates of Columbia today at (410) 346-2350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Columbia. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Columbia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Columbia.

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Patient Reviews
Maxine gives focused, friendly and efficient service while being professional.
Carmen F.
The staff- including front office staff, dental hygienist, everyone!
Amanda M.
Dr. Chao with Dentsl One Associates treated me as though I was a close relative; and she wanted that relative to experience no discomfort. I had been severely traumatized by a different dentist 28 […]
Karen E.
Dr Asher was great, informative and professional. Teeth extraction could not have gone better.
Leo G.
Everyone is always friendly and helpful. The hygienists often even remember me, even though they only see me twice a year and probably see a ton of patients in that time. So that makes you feel like […]
Lorin S.
The people there are very nice and helpful. They make sure you comfortable. They know how to do their jobs.
Virgini B.
Every member of Dr. Wright’s team is just outstanding and they really understand the anxiety around visiting your favorite dentist. Great customer awareness and care, I always leave there […]
Lou K.
Because you do not over-treat, are not overly aggressive in treatment, and you do not overcharge.
Elizabeth S.
Everyone was very nice. Oustanding service!
Julianna C.
I have no complaints
Susan G.
Another great visit @ Dental One. Kudos to my dental hygienist Maxine for her being so good at what she does. She has a clear passion for patient care and well-being, and really enjoys her job. She […]
Jeffrey K.
My hygienist and dentist are always kind and knowledgeable about my dental needs.
Chanelle B.
The dentist took extra care in cleaning my teeth. it had been a few years since my last cleaning. The solution he used to numb my mouth was great. I had two appointments to clean half of my mouth at […]
Walter H.
OMG. I love my new teeth. I had a total mouth reconstruction by Dr. Wright. It was a long process but worth it. I have beautiful teeth and I just can’t stop smiling.
Kole M.
The staff is always very professional and nice. No wait time when I arrived for my appointment.
Darlene H.
Fast, friendly service.
Joshua H.
Friendly and timely staff!!!! Amazing experience even for the dentist!!!!!
Sharday B.
Awesome fast service and clean place. I had a tooth extracted and everything went well.
Luis D.
Deann is excellent
Cristan S.
Dr. Barrow is the best!!
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Phone: (410) 346-2350
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