Welcome to High Desert Oral & Facial Surgery
We understand many people are apprehensive about visiting us, but you can rest assured we will make your visit as pleasant as possible. We pride ourselves in focusing on the patient to provide the best care possible. Our Mission Statement defines what we’re about:
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the staff at High Desert Oral & Facial Surgery is to provide the highest quality of care available for our patients. We accomplish this by abiding to the following commitments:
- Treating each patient as an individual with unique concerns and needs.
- Providing comprehensive care that encompasses the full scope of our specialty.
- Developing new expertise in clinical care and surgical techniques as they develop within the specialty.
- Being available for our patients’ questions or concerns as they arise.
- Actively participating in continuing education classes, both as students and teachers.
- Publishing in national and international journals and textbooks as well as devoting time to clinical research.
High Desert Oral & Facial Surgery will always be dedicated and committed to providing the highest level of patient care. We are a unique group of individuals who are making significant contributions, while supporting each other in our shared commitment to excellence.
High Desert Oral & Facial Surgery Background Information
Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Burke, Dr. Pugao, Dr. Fürchtgott, Dr. Brockhoff, Dr. Yates or Dr. Smart manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. The doctors practice 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. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
The surgical staff at High Desert Oral & Facial Surgery are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. We also have a trained registered nurse (RN) to assist in surgery. All staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.