Patient Information

Background Information

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Shanks manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Dr. Shanks practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.

Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.

Surgical Staff

The surgical staff at Shanks Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are registered, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery.  All staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and maintain CPR certification.


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