Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
An important message for our Dental and Dental Hygiene Students’ and Residents’ Patients. Due to the rapidly spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our student dental clinics and specialty clinics will be closed through April 24. We will contact you to reschedule your appointment.
We are adhering to State and Federal agencies and CDC guidelines, including asking all patients about travel history or if they are experiencing any type of cold or flu-like symptoms. If you have traveled abroad to an area affected by COVID-19, have had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or are experiencing any type of flu-like symptoms such as fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, please help us maintain a safe environment for our patients by scheduling your dental appointment at a later date.
Please visit the OSU Wexner Medical Center’s Coronavirus page for recommendations about how to protect yourself and when to seek care.
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident clinic has surgery residents in specialty training who perform dental extractions (including impacted wisdom teeth), dental implants, pre-prosthetic dentoalveolar surgery (alveoloplasty), and biopsies. Under the tutelage of oral and maxillofacial surgery faculty members, our residents also perform trauma surgery, repair of craniofacial anomalies, and treatment of temporomandibular disorders.
Appointments cancelled with less than 48 business hours' notice are considered broken appointments.
For consultations, a patient may be dismissed from the care of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery after two broken appointments. For surgery appointments, a patient may be dismissed from the care of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery after one broken appointment. Should you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please contact us as early as possible.
A Note on Consultations and Referrals
The Division accepts new patients on a case by case basis based on the availability of our limited resources. At times, our resident clinic may not be accepting new patients from referral sources outside the College of Dentistry. The resident clinic always accepts patients for surgical services who are current patients of the College of Dentistry (have had a comprehensive or periodic examination within 24 months by a resident or dental student). The Division reserves the right to dictate resident-level or faculty-level care based on these resources and the surgical complexity of the case.
As specialists, we require a written referral for all services. We also require a consultation prior to surgery. In all cases, your first appointment with us will not be for surgical services. This enables our practitioners to meet you, perform an examination, discuss treatment and anesthetic options with you, and present you with a comprehensive treatment plan including an estimate of your financial liability.
Changes in Information
Our financial policies are designed to be an extension of our commitment to provide the best quality care possible for you. Please advise us of any changes that may affect your billing status. Examples include: change in address, telephone number, employer, insurance coverage, etc. This will enable us to provide you with the best possible service. We thank you for your cooperation.