Because of Dr. Smith's expanded dental/medical background and hospital-based training as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, he is uniquely qualified to deal with injuries to the face, jaws, mouth and teeth. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons have extensive training in repairing traumatic injuries, including fractures of the mandible (lower jaw), maxilla (upper jaw) and orbits (bones surrounding the eye) as well as closure of skin lacerations or cuts. In dealing with complex facial fractures (multiple broken bones), the dental occlusion is the most important piece of the puzzle in placing the bones in their proper position.
Childhood injuries resulting from various sports or activities, often involve dental or maxillofacial trauma. Younger children often sustain damage to teeth or supporting structures from falls. These injuries can usually be treated at the office, safely and effectively using various sedation techniques.
Damone E. Smith, D.D.S
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Adjunct Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Nova Southeastern University School of Dentistry
Florida Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants