Kenneth S. Roll, DDS, oral surgery and dental implants


Dental implants and extraction of wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the most common oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. But OMSs do much more. Since the earliest days of the specialty, OMSs have expanded their scope of practice to include surgery of the entire maxillofacial complex. Their knowledge and skills make them proficient in the management of bony and soft tissue reconstruction of the entire maxillofacial skeleton


OMSs are trained to become experts in all aspects of pain and anxiety control, including general anesthesia/deep sedation, and conscious sedation. Much of their training focuses on ambulatory anesthesia and airway management, preparing them to administer safe and effective anesthesia services in the dental office and other ambulatory settings.

Dentoalveolar Surgery for Impacted Teeth

The mainstay of most OMS practice involves the extraction of diseased or impacted teeth. Surgical exposure of impacted teeth to enable the orthodontic assisted eruption of those teeth into a functional and esthetic position is an important part of dentoalveolar surgical practice. Other traditional office procedures include preparation of the mouth for dentures, treatment of oral infections and biopsy of suspicious lesions of the hard and soft tissue. OMSs also serve as the primary referral source for general dentists needing advice or assistance with the diagnosis of oral surgical problems.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium metal cylinders that replace tooth roots. They are placed into the jaw bones where bone grows into them and locks them in place. Dental implants are used very effectively to replace missing teeth. Dental implants may comfortably and permanently replace one or more teeth, and are regarded by many as one of the most important advances in dentistry in the last 50 years. OMSs plan and place dental implants used to replace missing teeth. Training in the placement of implants includes proper diagnosis, treatment, site preparation, (including the reconstruction of bone and soft tissues), and maintenance.

Maxillofacial Trauma

OMSs repair routine and complex facial injuries, set fractured jaw and facial bones, reconnect severed nerves and ducts, and treat other injuries of the face and neck region.

Temporomandibular Joint

OMS training includes the diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. It also includes the differential diagnosis of head, neck, and facial pain. This comprehensive knowledge affords the patient the ability to regain normal function while eliminating pain.

Pathologic Conditions

OMSs diagnose and manage patients with diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region, including cysts, benign and malignant tumors, soft tissue, and severe infections of the oral cavity and salivary glands. The reconstruction of the mouth and face following the removal of tumors represents the ability of the oral and maxillofacial surgeon to return patients to optimum levels of appearance and function.

Providing the finest quality care in a Pleasant and Caring Environment.