Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic

Physicians at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic are dedicated to improving the oral, maxillofacial (lower face and jaws), and craniofacial (upper face and skull) health of our patients through service, education, and research. We provide the highest quality care using the safest, most effective treatments available in a setting where the patient is our most valuable asset.

Who We Are

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at UT Southwestern Medical Center began under the guidance of Robert V. Walker, M.D., in 1952. At that time, we were primarily involved with oral surgery, such as pulling teeth, treating lower jaw fractures, and draining infections.

Over the years, as patients’ needs and hopes increased, so did our scope of care.

We have widened the boundaries of OMS to include cosmetic facial surgery and craniofacial surgery, with more than $20 million donated. Surgeons from Asia, Europe, and South America have visited to observe and to copy achievements gained here. Today, our clinic proudly stands looking forward to the best tomorrow it can bring to our community and to the patients it serves.

What We Treat

Oral Surgery

  • Non-restorable or impacted teeth
  • Cysts, tumors or soft tissue growths in the mouth or jaw
  • Bone ridge irregularities and deficiencies
  • Extractions to assist with orthodontic crowding

Dental implants

  • Missing teeth
  • Loose dentures
  • Tooth loss
  • Damage to teeth and jaws due to accidents
  • Loss of teeth or bone due to tumor removal
  • Birth defects such as cleft lip and palate

Orthognathic/Cleft/Craniofacial Surgery

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

  • Snoring
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS)

Facial Pain and Nerve Repair

  • Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) popping and locking
  • Trigeminal nerve injury and neuropathy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Oral/Facial Pathology and Trauma

  • Salivary gland disease
  • Oral growths and lip problems
  • Moles, skin tags, and keloids
  • Premalignant spots (skin crusts and oral leukoplakia)
  • Head and neck skin cancer
  • Facial and soft tissue trauma

Cosmetic Procedures

  • Facial wrinkles, skin discoloration
  • Excessive forehead or eyelid skin
  • Nasal deformities, breathing obstruction
  • Thinning lips and wrinkles
  • Droopy skin and fat underneath jaw