From complex orofacial surgery to advanced dental care in a hospital setting, Michigan surgeons and hospital dentists offer nationally recognized expertise in clinical care, drawing patients from around the country to Michigan Medicine, U-M’s high-volume academic medical center.
Breadth of Care
We treat adult and pediatric patients in our growing clinical practice, seeing more than 8,000 outpatient visits a year and more than 1,200 operative cases. As part of a destination hospital, we treat an incredibly diverse range of cases, including complex congenital and genetic conditions, and we bring this experience to bear for each patient.
Our practice centers on two primary areas of focus:
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery: Providing surgical care for head and neck cancers; skeletal anomalies; jaw conditions; and trauma reconstruction.
- Hospital dentistry: Providing advanced dental care in a hospital setting for medically complex cases, including the treatment of oral infections and trauma; comprehensive dental care, including direct restorations, crowns, bridges, root canals, extractions, dentures and restoration of dental implants; as well as prosthetic rehabilitation of patients with cancer or craniofacial anomalies.
By partnering oral and maxillofacial surgeons and hospital dentists, we are able to offer coordinated and comprehensive care for patients, including complex surgical and dental reconstructions for head and neck cancers and craniofacial anomalies. Our surgeons and dentists also work closely with colleagues in radiology, rheumatology, neurology, oncology, cardiology, and otolaryngology to create a personalized care plan for each patient, streamlining the clinical experience.
Advanced Surgical Techniques
We emphasize minimally invasive and surgically precise approaches, utilizing computer-assisted simulation to achieve the best results for patients. We are recognized experts in the use of virtual modeling of reconstructive surgery for oncology patients and those with congenital and acquired conditions, and were among the first to use 3D printing to create surgical guides for reconstruction.