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Patient Education

The American Dental Association Patient Library contains article and video tabs that allow you to choose educational material produced by the American Dental Association, including a discussion of wisdom teeth, dental implant placement, tooth extractions and other topics related to dental and overall health.  We are pleased to provide this educational material for our patients.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the professional organization representing the specialty, provides up-to-date information on topics related to oral and maxillofacial surgery.  Please click on this link  http://www.aaoms.org/conditions.php for a detailed discussion about oral surgery related topics including:

The Culture of Safety in the OMS Office 
Wisdom Teeth 
Dental Implants 
Anesthesia
Nutrition after surgery
Oral Cancer 
Treating and Preventing Facial Injury 
Biphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis (BRONJ)



Underdeveloped cheekbones can sometimes cause flat regions on the face and are typically seen in people who have long, narrow faces or very round faces and flat cheeks. Cheek implants are prostheses that are placed by making an incision between the upper gums and the cheek or just below the lower eyelids. The surgeon then creates a small pocket over the existing cheekbone by lifting the soft tissue.