What is an ORal Surgeon?

Saving Faces & Changing Lives

A Rigorous Training Program

doctors working on a patient

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) is a dental specialty that focuses on a broad range of conditions related to the facial region. The training to become an OMS is an intense commitment requiring many years of dedication. Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons complete more post-graduate training than any other specialty in dentistry. After four years each of undergraduate study and dental school, they apply for a four- or six-year hospital-based residency at one or more major trauma and children’s hospitals. This residency includes several month rotations in internal medicine and anesthesia as well as up to a year of a general surgery internship with rotations in trauma, plastics, ICU and head and neck surgery. This rigorous training in dentistry, medicine and surgery makes an OMS uniquely qualified to treat various conditions of both the oral cavity and facial regions.

Learn more at www.myoms.org.

What Can an Oral Surgeon Treat?

 Drs. Noori, Stearns and Carroll practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to facial trauma. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. Our doctors can also diagnose and treat oral pathology, facial injuries, and fractures.

Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation and outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.  The Peak team is trained in assisting with I.V. sedation within our state-of-the-art office setting.  All of our surgical and anesthesia assistants maintain ACLS certification as well as DAANCE certification (Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Exam) which only a small percentage of oral & maxillofacial surgery offices can attest to.


The surgical team at Peak OMS and Dental Implant Center have a collective 50 years of experience in oral & maxillofacial surgery, who assist in the administration of IV sedation and surgery.  They actively engage in continuing education courses and maintain ACLS and DAANCE Certification. Most importantly, they are all very personable, empathetic, and caring individuals who are passionate about their profession and always eager to go above and beyond to help ensure the best possible patient care experience.