At the Center for Oral and Facial Surgery at Glen Allen, Dr. Herrera specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. From basic oral surgeries to complicated reconstructions, our team can help with even the most extensive cases. Want to know the extent of what a maxillofacial surgeon can do? We want all of our patients to be well-informed about Dr. Herrera’s specialty so you feel as comfortable as possible in his expert care.
OMS is a specialty that is focused on the restoration of the face and the treatment of facial diseases and injuries. In the United States, it’s considered to be a specialty branch of dentistry, and it combines dental knowledge with traditional surgical techniques.
To become an OMS specialist, a qualified dentist must complete a surgical residency through the ADA, which lasts between 4-6 years. They must also take a written and oral exam. After this, they will be board certified as an OMS specialist.
Another route to become an OMS specialist is to earn a degree as a medical doctor and a dentist. Several programs exist for this, and they usually take at least six years of intensive study.
OMS surgeons perform basic surgeries as well as extremely complex reconstructions and everything in between. This includes:
Whether you need a dental implant, treatment for TMJ, or any of the other services provided by Dr. Herrera, we’re here to help. At the Center for Oral and Facial Surgery at Glen Allen, our mission is to create an environment that’s welcoming, comforting, and informative.
Oral surgery is our specialty, and we’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan and explain every step. Schedule a consultation for oral surgery at (804) 556-1233, or stop by for a visit at 4805 Lake Brook Drive, Suite #150, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060.