Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth.
The average adult has thirty-two teeth by age eighteen: sixteen teeth on the top and sixteen teeth on the bottom.
To provide you with a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to orthognathic surgery are discussed.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat Facial Trauma.
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color.
Welcome and thank you for your interest in our practice. We understand that you are likely to have concerns about having been referred to a specialist for your care. We intend to make your experience in our office absolutely exceptional. From the moment you contact us on the phone until your final visit with us, you will know that we really do care and will do absolutely anything to make your treatment as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We invite you to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our office and what we do here. This website offers pertinent information about our office policies, procedures, staff, post-operative instructions and contact information. We look forward to meeting you and providing the very best possible care in a warm and comforting environment.
The Oral Surgical Institute offers the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services. Using the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, we provide a pleasant, warm, and caring environment. We study the latest techniques in oral surgery to provide you with the most advanced diagnostic and surgical care.
We are extraordinarily proud of our staff, who are experienced and caring professionals and committed to high standards of patient care. They will ensure that your surgical and administrative needs are met through well-developed communication and support systems. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. We are here to listen to your questions and concerns and to help provide solutions leading to your better health. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions regarding your care, or call us at one of the phone numbers listed above.
If you are found to be medically compromised or your surgery is complex, you may be referred to the Specialty Surgery Center for general anesthesia. The Specialty Surgery Center is located at 322 22nd Ave. North. Visit the website at www.ssctn.com.
We are proud to have served as the inaugural oral and maxillofacial surgeons for the NHL Predators and NFL Titans.
Dr. Pitts is originally from Sapulpa, OK where he grew up the son of a dentist. He then went on to matriculate at the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!)
Dr. Carter hails from Connecticut and received his Engineering degree from Tufts University in Boston, MA.
Dr. McKenzie was borna nd raised in Chattanooga, TN. He holds a bachelor's degree in music from Belmont University in Nashville where he studied percussion and music technology.
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