An Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon is a surgical specialist of dentistry. Completion of a minimum of 4 years in an ADA accredited OMFS residency program is required beyond dental school. OMFS residents spend considerable time rotating through related medical specialties during their training. These include internal medicine, anesthesiology, general surgery, trauma surgery, plastic surgery, otorhinolaryngology and emergency medicine.
The scope of practice for an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon encompasses the diagnosis, surgical and medical management of diseases, injuries and defects that involve both the functional and esthetic regions of the mouth, jaws and face. Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons are the highest trained specialists in dentistry. In today's era of insurance and reimbursement, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are an important link in the primary care referral base. Through the appropriate referrals, patients can be provided cost effective health care relating to oral & maxillofacial surgery.
Combining the surgical and medical training of an OMFS with advanced training in anesthesiology is unique among the various surgical specialties. All oral & maxillofacial surgeons receive hospital-based anesthesia training from the Department of Anesthesiology, including IV sedation, general anesthesia, intubation, airway management, emergency/ critical care and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Drs. Kremer & King comply with all office-based anesthesia protocols and guidelines set fourth by the State of Delaware's Medical and Dental regulatory boards.
Drs. Kremer & King are proudly affiliated with the following institutions:
Christiana Care Health System: Level I trauma center for the state of Delaware and surrounding region. Home of Delawares only OMFS residency training program.
Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children: Pediatric hospital and home of the Delaware Craniofacial/ Cleft Lip & Palate team.