Patient Information, Shenandoah Oral & Facial Surgery

Background Information

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires an additional 4 to 6 years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school.

Dr. Quitmeyer, as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. Dr. Quitmeyer practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. He can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.

Our team is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation and outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.

Surgical Staff

The surgical team at Shenandoah Oral & Facial Surgery are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants and licensed practical nurses, who assist in the administration of IV sedation and surgery. Our anesthesia assistants are highly trained and are DAANCE certified. The Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Exam (DAANCE) is a continuing education program designed for oral and maxillofacial surgery assistants in which they undergo a rigorous study program and certification exam. All team members are informed administrative personnel, well versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.