Leaders in Oral & Craniofacial Surgery

Portland Oregon Oral Surgeons

When it comes to your health, it’s important to have confidence in your physicians. As the Northwest’s most specialized medical and surgical practice, we have over 25 years of experience providing unmatched care to our patients. Now that’s something to be confident about.

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Impacted & Wisdom Teeth

With advanced training and residencies specializing in oral cavity conditions and associated systemic disease, our oral surgeons perform both routine and highly complex dental procedures for our patients.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The jawbone then bonds with the titanium posts, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.

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Jaw & Craniofacial Surgery

For individuals born an overbite or under-bite, jaw surgery can offer a solution to the associated functional disabilities. The benefits of jaw surgery can include restoring a person’s ability to eat and chew without difficulty, improve or eliminate joint pain, and restore facial harmony and ideal dental form.

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Reconstructive Surgery

Our surgeons have extensive experience managing patients with severe maxillofacial and head and neck injuries. As members of Legacy Emanuel Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Team, our surgeons are uniquely qualified to help patients with facial injuries as well as the cosmetic and functional deformities that sometimes result from serious facial trauma.

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Head & Neck Cancer Surgery

Our oral & craniofacial surgery procedures help to advance some of the nation’s top research into oral cancers, utilizing state-of-the-art technology, partnering with top research hospitals and creating a unique team of pioneers in the oral and craniofacial surgery fields.

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Sedation Dentistry

While many oral surgery procedures can be done with standard local anesthetic techniques, several procedures are better performed while our patients are sedated with general anesthetic. All of our surgeons are licensed in dentistry and medicine and have thousands of hours of anesthesia training.

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Meet Our Portland Oral Surgeons
  • Dr. Eric J. Dierks
    Dr. Eric J. DierksBook Appointment Eric J. Dierks M.D., D.M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.D, F.R.C.S.(Ed) A founding partner of HNSA, Dr. Dierks earned his...
  • Dr. R. Bryan Bell
    Dr. R. Bryan BellBook Appointment R. Bryan Bell M.D., D.D.S, F.A.C.S. Dr. Bell is a fellowship-trained head and neck oncologic/oral and maxillofacial...
  • Dr. Allen Cheng
    Dr. Allen ChengBook Appointment Allen Cheng M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S Dr. Cheng earned his medical and dental degrees at the University of California,...
  • Dr. James P. Cuyler
    Dr. James P. CuylerBook Appointment James P. CuylerM.D., F.R.C.S.C. Dr. Cuyler was born and raised in Canada and earned his medical...
  • Dr. R. Sterling Hodgson
    Dr. R. Sterling HodgsonBook Appointment R. Sterling HodgsonM.D. Dr. Hodgson, a native Oregonian, and second-generation ear, nose & throat surgeon received...
  • Dr. Ashish A. Patel
    Dr. Ashish A. PatelBook Appointment Ashish A. Patel M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S. Dr. Patel earned his dental and medical degrees from New York...
  • Dr. Caitlin B.L. Magraw
    Dr. Caitlin B.L. MagrawBook Appointment Caitlin B.L. MagrawMD, DDS Dr. Magraw is a fellowship-trained surgical specialist in Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial...
  • Christina Fratangelo
    Christina FratangeloBook Appointment Christina Fratangelo CRNP Christina Fratangelo is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner new to HNSA.  She graduated with a Bachelor...

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The Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that usually appear in your late teens or early 20s. Because they can cause a range of oral health problems, dentists frequently recommend their removal. Although the idea of tooth extraction may feel a little alarming, it can bring significant health benefits and prevent future oral pain

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