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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the dental specialty which treats functional, pathologic and esthetic conditions of the jaws, teeth, face and associated structures. At Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Innovations, LLP (OMSI), our doctors, Drs. Allen & Pepper practice the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from cosmetic facial surgery to corrective jaw surgery, and from wisdom tooth removal to the performing of biopsies or treatment of other jaw pathology. We also can diagnose and treat facial pain, facial Injuries and TMJ disorders. We perform a full range of dental implant procedures, and treat obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliances and various surgical procedures. Additionally we also help treat patients with snoring or other related sleep disorders. As one of the first oral and maxillofacial surgical groups not only to become approved to use lasers in the local hospitals, but also to provide such laser treatment in their offices, our dedication to investing in the newest technology to provide the best patient care is unsurpassed.

Our use of the laser is not limited to procedures inside the mouth: our doctors are also skilled in the esthetic use of the laser for the treatment of sun damage and wrinkles, facial hair removal, removal of moles, and laser skin resurfacing. We have licensed estheticians on staff who perform facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and acne treatment as well. Complementing these non-invasive skin procedures, our doctors are also trained to perform Botox®, Collagen injections, and the latest in age-defying technology, Restylane® and Radiesse®. To learn more about these procedures, please click on our "Skin Care" tab on the left side of this screen or on the home page.

To become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon , one typically attends at least four years of college followed by four years of dental school, and then completes a minimum of three years of a hospital-based residency. All such post-college training must be performed at an institution which has been accredited by the American Dental Association and by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Allen is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Pepper is certified by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Drs. Allen & Pepper and our staff also are trained in providing a full range of anesthesia modalities in our state-of-the-art office setting. Each of the doctors is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to perform anesthetic services. Each is certified in both Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and also Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Surgical Staff

The surgical staff at OMSI are oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in the surgery as well as in the administration of intravenous sedation. Most of our staff have been with us for many years, and as a result have developed both extensive experience as well as a warm relationship with the patients they have come to know. All of our staff are CPR-certified, and many are certified as Anesthesia assistants

Our front office staff are administrative personnel, who are well-versed in health and insurance policies. They will work with you to help you determine your insurance coverage, and will try to "cut through the red tape" for you wherever possible. They also will try to arrange the most convenient appointment for you.


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