At Coal Creek Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, a partnership exists between our referring practices, our patients, and our team that is based on health, respect, gratitude, and value.
We are dedicated to the highest level of clinical excellence and personalized service, leading to lifetimes of healthy smiles for our patients.
Highest Standard of Care
From the front office to the exam rooms and surgical suites, we are professionals who take your oral health very seriously. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques with safety and efficiency in mind.
As you walk through our office, you will notice that everything is pristine and sterilized. Your safety and health are our top priorities.
As you step into our office, you will be greeted with genuine smiles. We have an inviting reception area with melodic music and visually appealing, tranquil, rotating destinations. A complimentary coffee bar, water, and WiFi are available for escorts waiting for their loved ones.
We offer blankets and musical selections in our clinical areas, to aid in your comfort and relaxation. Should you feel worried, please talk with Dr. Hayes and our staff. We want you to be at ease throughout your time with us.
Fully Personalized Care
Our team knows you are unique and we believe you deserve personalized attention and continuous support. As such, we go above and beyond to customize treatment based on your individual needs.
Before any treatment, we will sit down and discuss all your options and answer any and all questions, so you feel confident and prepared. As part of this conversation, we will also explain the anesthesia and sedation choices that will give you the most comfortable experience possible.
Our extensive knowledge and skill allow us to make your care a stress-free experience. We are able to facilitate expedited treatment, so you are able to return to your daily routines as swiftly as possible — with a healthier smile!
Schedule an Appointment
Everyone at Coal Creek Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center looks forward to meeting you at our Lafayette, CO oral surgery office. Please contact us to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Hayes and our team today!
Board Certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon
Enhancing the Specialty and Setting the Standard
Are you a patient looking to find an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is Board Certified? The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) is the only certifying board for the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the United States, and it is recognized and approved by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association. ABOMS has been certifying oral and maxillofacial surgeons since 1945 through responsive and relevant examination processes, ensuring that each Board-Certified surgeon is delivering the safest and most optimal healthcare to their patients. As a patient, look here to learn what oral and maxillofacial surgeons do and why certification by ABOMS is important.
What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region, which includes areas relating to the mouth, jaws, face, head, and neck.
An oral and maxillofacial residency provides extensive training in related medical and surgical disciplines such as general surgery, plastic surgery, internal medicine, critical care medicine, anesthesia, and pathology. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to treat patients in hospital settings, outpatient surgery centers, ambulatory surgery facilities, and private offices.
Why is Board Certification from ABOMS Important?
When a patient chooses a surgeon who is Board Certified, they can be confident their doctor is an expert in their specialty and has met the highest standard to deliver the highest quality care possible. Board Certification goes beyond having the required license and education. Board-Certified surgeons must continue to update their knowledge, participate in continuous professional development, demonstrate improvement in the care they provide, and consistently meet standards of professionalism.
Process of Board Certification
ABOMS Board Certification assures the public that certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons have successfully completed a rigorous and thorough peer evaluation process. Here is a look at the pre-requisites, examinations, and maintenance requirements:
Applicants must have graduated from a U.S. or Canadian dental school that is recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or have equivalent foreign credentials. They must have also completed advanced education in an oral and maxillofacial surgery program that is accredited by CODA, or they must be eligible for established alternative pathways for certification.
Evidence of an active dental/medical license must be provided.
Candidates must successfully complete the computer-based Qualifying Examination and the Oral Certifying Examination. Once certified by ABOMS, the surgeon is considered a Diplomate of the Board.
Diplomates are required to participate in a yearly Certification Maintenance process. This provides verification that Board-Certified surgeons are continuously engaged to advance their skills and knowledge in the specialty, and they are committed to lifelong learning.
Seeing a Dentist vs. OMS
Both a general dentist and oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) attend dental school, but oral and maxillofacial surgeons have additional specialty training beyond dental school.
- At least 4 years in a hospital-based surgical residency program to learn to treat not just the teeth, but the jaw and facial areas around the mouth, with oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Anesthesia training
- Training in general surgery, plastic surgery, internal medicine, critical care medicine, and pathology
- Hands-on training for treating patients in hospital settings, outpatient surgery centers, ambulatory surgery facilities, and private offices
- Some OMS also complete medical school; however, a medical degree is not required to successfully become a practicing oral surgeon
Fore more information regarding seeing a dentist vs. OMS, visit our blog post.