Oral surgeons are highly specialized dental and medical professionals, who can offer experience, skill, and advanced training that general dentists cannot. (We talk more about why you should choose an oral surgeon for your specialized oral treatment here.) However, when searching for a Southlake, Colleyville, or Euless oral surgeon, it’s important to choose one who is board-certified. What does that term mean, and why is it important? Read on to discover why choosing a board-certified oral surgeon can give you peace of mind that you are receiving superior oral care.
If you’re searching for a Euless oral surgeon, and desire a surgeon with experience, skill, and advanced training, choose Dr. Chris Tye. A board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Tye was the first ever dual-degreed oral surgeon in Tarrant County, graduating from both dental and medical school. He is passionate about offering high-quality care for North Texas patients, and has over 25 years of experience in dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions, TMJ surgery, and more. Contact our practice today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tye!
What “board” are we talking about?
ABOMS stands for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and is the certifying board for all oral surgeons in the United States, recognizes by the American Dental Association. Board-certified oral surgeons have been certified by this certifying board. The goal of the organization is to maintain and improve oral surgery standards, as well as provide ongoing education for oral surgeons within the organization.
What does board certification mean?
In short, board certification means that an oral surgeon has completed a difficult evaluation process (created and monitored by leading oral surgeon peers). Since ABOMS focuses on maintaining and elevating oral surgery practices in the United States, oral surgeons must maintain their board certification by passing a recertification exam regularly.
Only oral surgeons who have graduated from an accredited dental program and have completed advanced oral surgery training are able to take the board certification examination.
When it comes to you or your loved one’s health, you want to be sure that your oral surgeon is highly skilled, experienced, and prepared to handle any situation which may arise with your treatment. By selecting a board-certified oral surgeon, you can rest assured that you will receive this level of care. Board-certified surgeons have undergone rigorous education, advanced training, and examinations, and have been verified by a board of experienced oral surgeons who uphold high practicing standards.
Board-certified oral surgeons have also demonstrated that they value ongoing training and education to continually improve and fine tune their abilities, since their certification process must be regularly renewed through re-certification examinations.
How can I find board-certified oral surgeons near me?
The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery website features a “Find a Diplomate” search feature, which allows you to search for board-certified oral surgeons in a specific geographical area. You can define the search to a certain mile radius from your home address. In addition, board-certified oral surgeons should mention their certification on their practice’s website, but checking on the ABOMS website is the best way to ensure you find surgeons who are currently qualified as board-certified.
Contact Dr. Chris Tye, serving the Euless, Southlake, and Colleyville areas.
Now that you know the importance of selecting a board-certified oral surgeon, look no further than Dr. Chris Tye. A Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Tye has consistently been nominated by his peers as one of the best oral surgeons in the area. Choose the oral surgeon other dental professionals choose! Call us today to schedule your consultation at (817) 552-3223