Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specially trained dentists that treat complex problems of the teeth, mouth, jaw, face, neck and head. If you have been told by a dentist that you need oral surgery, or you are experiencing symptoms that suggest you could need oral surgery, you want the most qualified surgeon to handle your care. Ideally, you want someone that offers a high level of patient service in a comfortable environment.
To help guide your search, Dr. Ronald Trevisani, the oral surgeon Orlando has trusted for great care since 1996, offers his best tips.
Start with Personal Recommendations
It’s always wise to start your search with a personal referral, especially from your general dentist. If your dentist told you that you need an oral surgery procedure, ask him or her to provide a list of names of oral surgeons they recommend. Your dentist should have a fairly good idea of the best oral surgeons in your area.
If your dentist doesn’t have any recommendations, expand your search to your circle of family, friends and colleagues. And if they don’t have any names, try a Google search for doctors in your area.
When looking at an oral surgeon’s website, look for information about their educational background, training and certifications. Preferably, you want someone certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (the only board certifying the specialty in the U.S.).
Be sure to read online reviews, which provide a first-hand account of a doctor’s care. These reviews may contain small details that speak to an oral surgeon’s personality, chairside manner and follow-up.
Consult with a Few Oral Surgeons
Once you have narrowed your list down to a few names, it’s time to book some consultations. During these appointments, you will discuss your case with the oral surgeons and they will recommend how they would approach your case. In addition to getting a feel for each surgeon’s expertise and demeanor, be observant of their offices. During each visit, make mental notes of the following:
- Is the staff friendly and helpful?
- Is the office organized and efficient?
- Do you feel comfortable in the office environment?
- Does the office feel modern — i.e., use advanced equipment and technology?
Consider Cost and Insurance
Cost and insurance coverage are important factors when considering oral surgery. However, they aren’t the defining factors. The goal of your search is to find an oral surgeon that understands you, is ready and willing to meet your expectations and can deliver quality care.
Meet Dr. Ronald Trevisani
Dr. Trevisani has been performing oral surgery in Orlando for more than two decades. He and his staff are committed to delivering extraordinary care in a comfortable and stress-free environment.
To book a consultation with Dr. Trevisani to discuss your needs, please call or email our office today.