Sonora Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 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 (jaws and face).
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty that requires many additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. During their residency, oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive extensive training in related medical and surgical disciplines such as general surgery, plastic surgery, internal medicine, critical care medicine, anesthesia and pathology.
As a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Bouchoucha manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, jaw, teeth and facial regions. With 25 years of experience, Dr. Bouchoucha practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to facial reconstructive and corrective jaw surgery.
He is also trained in Cosmetic Facial Surgery including minimally invasive facial rejuvenation techniques and laser procedures.
Dr. Bouchoucha has maintained hospital privileges at Sonora Regional Medical Center and at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He can admit patients and perform surgery there as needed. He communicates closely with the community physicians and dentists to ensure the best treatment outcomes in complex medical and surgical cases.
The surgical staff at Sonora Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery consists of experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and CPR, who are trained to assist in administration of IV sedation, general anesthesia, and surgery in our state-of-the-art office setting. We also have a trained registered nurse (RN) to implement the culture of safety and to assist with continuously improving policies and protocols in the operating room. We adhere to strict OSHA requirements and consistently apply state-of-the-art sterilization and disinfection techniques to provide patients with maximum protection. All of our team efforts are centered on our number one priority: patient safety. Patients are monitored at all times during and after surgery. Our team is regularly trained in the systematic management and preparedness of medical emergencies in the office setting.
All of our administrative personnel are CPR certified. We have a dedicated team of trained professionals ready to help you with any questions regarding scheduling your treatment. They are all well-versed in health and insurance policies.