WHAT IS ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a dental specialty that bridges the fields of dentistry and medicine. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is expanding the scope of the specialty, developing new techniques and refining established procedures. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete an additional four years of hospital-based residency training beyond the four years of general dental training. As part of their specialized training, they study medicine, anesthesia, head and neck surgery, pathology, trauma and radiology. Dr. Murphy has extensive anesthesia training which enables him to offer a variety of techniques including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, intravenous sedation/anesthesia.
Our practice is committed to staying abreast of technology and techniques through continuing education, so we stay at the forefront of exciting advancements.
The surgical staff at Walter K. Murphy, DDS, are experienced oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who are certified in assisting with intravenous (IV) sedation in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery. All office staff are professional administrative personnel, well-versed in medical and dental insurance policies, and are CPR certified.