Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialty involving the diagnosis, surgery and treatment of injuries and defects in the mouth, teeth, face, jaws and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. An oral surgeon is required to obtain 6 additional years of hospital based surgical and anesthesia training.
Dr. Templeton is a dental implant specialist who has an extensive oral surgery background. He completed a four-year surgical residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center. Upon completing residency, Dr. Templeton was the staff oral surgeon at the Navy Dental Center in Norfolk, VA. He had an oral surgery dental practice in Tulsa and Broken Arrow for six years.
Given his background, he has specialized knowledge in pain control and advanced training in anesthesia to provide quality care with maximum patient comfort and safety in the office setting.
Types of procedures beyond dental implants that can be performed by Dr. Templeton include: