Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at Stanford Medicine works symbiotically with the Dental Medicine and Surgery program. This clinic is dedicated to customized treatment planning in the fields of corrective jaw surgery, cysts and lesions, craniofacial reconstruction, dental implant based rehabilitation, facial and dental trauma and sleep apnea.

Conditions Treated

Facial Trauma

Surgical or other procedures to cosmetically treat and repair a range of facial traumas, such as burns, cuts, fractures, or soft tissue injuries.

Bone Grafting

A procedure in which a portion of replacement donor bone is grafted to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance, usually as a result of injury, tooth extractions, tumor surgery, or congenital jaw or facial defects.

Dental Implants

A procedure where a metal implant is placed permanently in the jaw to replace a missing natural tooth. A restorative crown or tooth is then placed by a general dentist after appropriate healing. If multiple teeth are missing, dental implants can be used to hold dentures in place.

Orthognathic Surgery

Surgery to correct an improper bite and misaligned jaws, due to differences in growth rates in the upper vs lower jaw, injury, or birth defects.

Sleep Surgery

A range of surgical options to treat obstructive sleep apnea disorders by increasing the size of the airway to reduce the likelihood that it will collapse during sleep.