Posts Tagged ‘ Southern Maine Oral Surgery ’

Coming Up SMOMS

At the onset of COVID in 2020, SMOMS followed in the footsteps of other dental and medical practices, hiring Screeners for each of our offices. In addition to greeting our patients, our wonderful Screener Team took patients’ temperatures and ran through a standard set of health questions with our patients. SMOMS could not have opened […]

Treat Your Teeth!

Feeling like the sugary Maine ice cream season is finally catching up to your teeth? Thinking about how you want your smile to look in back-to-school photos? Just invested in your teeth with oral surgery at SMOMS? Whatever your reason, now is the season to show your teeth a little extra T.L.C.!  At Southern Maine […]

A Fireside Chat with Dr. Kris Cooper

At SMOMS, we’re excited to run a special summer edition of our Fireside Chat Series–We’ll call it a Bonfire Chat! Without further ado, we invite you to sit down, grab a s’mores, and learn more about our newest surgeon. Dr. Kris Cooper joins SMOMS in July 2021, fresh out of his residency at the University […]

How do You Spell Oral Surgeon? DDS, DMD, MD, FACS…

Would you trade years of your life (and part of your life savings) for a handful of letters after your name? You might if they signified your commitment to your livelihood, your practice, and your patients! The surgeons at Southern Maine Oral Surgery have a medley of letter combinations after their names: MD, DDS, DMD, […]

Time after Time: How long does it take to place a dental implant?

Between depictions in pop culture and advertisements promising “teeth in a day”, the completion timeline of a high-quality dental implant confuses a lot of patients–and for good reason! The most intricate (and time consuming) part of placing a dental implant happens below the surface of the gum, unseen by the patient. High quality dental implants […]

A Fireside Chat with Dr. Dan Traub

At SMOMS, we are beating the winter blues with a series of Fireside Interviews with our fantastic doctors. Sit down, warm up, and learn more about the SMOMS surgeons! Dr. Dan Traub joined SMOMS after leaving the United States Naval Reserves in 2015, and has been treating our patients with dedicated precision and skill ever […]

A Fireside Chat with Dr. Tim Mitchell

At SMOMS, we are beating the winter blues with a series of Fireside Interviews with our fantastic doctors. Sit down, warm up, and learn more about the SMOMS surgeons! Dr. Tim Mitchell came to SMOMS in 2001, and has been treating our patients with care, skill, and the wit that only an Irishman can supply.  […]

A Fireside Chat with Dr. Rick Crawford

At SMOMS, we are beating the winter blues with a series of Fireside Interviews with our fantastic doctors. Sit down, warm up, and learn more about the SMOMS surgeons! Dr. Rick Crawford came to SMOMS in 1993, and has been treating our patients with skill, care, and compassion ever since.  Q: What inspired you to […]

A Tale of Two Smiles: Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants

In the United States, approximately 120 MILLION adults are missing at least one permanent tooth. Missing teeth disrupt all types of everyday dental functions–from eating to smiling. For patients who would like to fill the gap of a missing tooth (or teeth!), they can opt for a dental bridge or a dental implant. Although they […]

What’s in a Name? Know your Different Dentists

Medical words have a reputation for being tough to pronounce–and nearly impossible for non-medical personnel to understand. This is typically because medical vocabulary uses Greek or Latin roots that seem far away from our everyday language.  However, the proper name of something or someone can tell us a lot about what it is or what […]