When you are preparing for oral surgery, you want to be reassured that the oral surgeon is using the most current techniques and tools available in the field. Procedures ranging from dental implant placement to wisdom teeth extraction depend on such updated knowledge.
The providers at our practice are committed to staying informed about all of the latest developments in oral surgery. We use a variety of resources that are at our disposal to achieve this goal.
Continuing Education: An Important Tool For Oral Surgeons
Every oral surgeon holds a license to practice the discipline, and in order to maintain that license, they agree to complete a certain amount of continuing education credits per licensure period. Our providers take advantage of all such courses that focus on the latest technology available in oral surgery.
The providers at our practice are committed to staying informed about all of the latest developments in oral surgery.
Furthermore, many surgeons choose to pursue board certification, which also has continuing education requirements.
These continuing education workshops are a valuable tool to help us learn about new techniques and treatments that may benefit our patients. They help us to recommend the interventions that will best meet your needs.
Networking With Vendors And Colleagues To Optimize Care
The continuing education courses required for licensure are only one piece of the educational offerings available to our surgeons. We also collaborate with our vendors to stay updated on the latest changes in the equipment and instruments used in our practice.
For example, when All-on-4 dental implants first became available, we received a great deal of education from vendors on this innovative treatment. That helped us to begin offering the treatment to our patients and help them successfully restore their smiles.
In addition to working closely with the vendors who manufacture the devices and instruments that we use, our providers also maintain robust professional networks through organizations such as the AAOMS (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons).
Those relationships with our colleagues also help us to get the information we need to provide the latest treatments available, and often we will attend presentations about relevant treatments that are hosted by such organizations.
Are you interested in the types of technology being used in your care? Feel free to ask any questions that you may have about this aspect of your treatment at your next appointment with our team at Central Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates.