Oral Surgeons Background Information
Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires 4-6 additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training following graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Marshall, Timko or Horne manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. Our doctors practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw and TMJ surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. Our oral surgeons can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures. We also specialize in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures on the face and neck regions.
We credential and certify our surgical staff at Gulf Coast Facial & Oral Surgery. Our clinical assistants are experienced, educated and certified to assist within our clinic as well as local ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals. Our oral and maxillofacial surgical clinicians who assist in the administration of IV sedation and surgery, are BLS and ACLS certified and additionally credentialed as anesthesia assistants.
Our administrative personnel are well educated in benefit verification and implementation for network dental insurance policies. They work diligently to collect appropriate patient data and insurance information to create accurate treatment documents and timely insurance claim processing.