Choose a Tysons Corner oral surgeon with excellent credentials, experience and technology necessary to perform your procedure correctly and comfortably.
Are you facing a tooth extraction? Which oral surgeon in the Tysons Corner area should you select? The professional team at Avanti Dentistry takes a team approach to complex dental procedures and offers suggestions on how to pick an oral surgeon.
Look for credentials, experience and technology
Has your general dentist told you that you need:
- an extraction of an impacted wisdom tooth
- tooth replacement with a dental implant
- TMJ therapy
- bone grafting to improve jaw alignment or denture fit
- fracture repair
- sleep apnea surgery
These represent just a few of of the detailed procedures included in the scope of practice of a board-certified oral-maxillofacial surgeon such as Dr Ali. R. Elyassi. Receiving his DDS from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dr, Elyassi wants patients to understand the educational background, hands-on experience and technology necessary for execution of oral surgery.
When looking for an oral surgeon to provide your complex dental services, ask a trusted friend or relative for a referral. Additionally, you can go online and contact the state branch of the American Dental Association. Dental schools in your area offer lists of local dental professionals.
Important items to research include:
Education. The surgeon should have an undergraduate degree from a well-reputed college or university and DDS or DMD from an accredited dental school. For oral surgeons, credentials combine 4 to 6 years post-graduate training in an approved oral-maxillofacial program.
Plus, your surgeon should possess continuing education credentials and belong to professional associations such as the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a group of practicing professionals who ensure high standards, provide accountability and share expertise.
Experience. What kind of procedures does the Tysons Corner dentist routinely perform? Does he or she do the one you need, and how many have they done?
Some doctors teach and publish professional articles and books. For instance, Dr. Elyassi has been published in 9 professional journals, and he teaches resident dentists at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Inquire about pain management and sedation. What kinds of sedation and anesthesia does the dentist use? Dr. Elyassi is fully certified by the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology.
Technology. Suffice it to say that any health care professional is only as good as his or her diagnostic skills, dexterity and technology. At Avanti Dentistry, founding dentist, Dr. Farshad Farhoumand, values the best and latest in diagnostic, imaging and treatment equipment. He and his associate dentists, including Dr. Elyassi, believe the best technology delivers high quality treatment and lasting results to patients painlessly. As such, they use state of the art 3-D imaging, soft tissue lasers, CEREC, and many other of the latest “tools of the trade” for optimal results.