Surgical Treatments

Our world-class and highly trained Oral & Maxillofacial specialists use both surgical and nonsurgical techniques to treat conditions and diseases of the face, mouth, jaw, head, and neck.

Including facial and jaw reconstructive surgery, implants, bone grafting, sinus lift procedures, facial pain and TMJ / TMD disorders, head and neck cancer, obstructive sleep apnea, facial aesthetic surgery, dental and facial infections.

Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons are an essential part of the multidisciplinary team at The Craniofacial Center at UI Health. Our surgeons work to diagnose and treat congenital craniofacial malformations, including cleft lip and palate.

Dentoalveolar Surgery

Dentoalveolar surgery involves common oral issues that include toothaches, extractions, bone contouring, and minor soft-tissue repairs. Teeth removal may become necessary for different reasons, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma that has resulted in painful, abscessed, or loose teeth. In most non-emergency situations, our surgeons can evaluate and treat you at the same visit.

Dental Implant Surgery

UI Health Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons work closely with other dental specialists - including prosthodontists and periodontists - in the treatment of missing teeth with dental implant placement and bone grafting to the jaws and sinuses. Implant surgery also includes the installation of maxillofacial implants around the face for attaching craniofacial prostheses and bone-anchored hearing aids.

Head & Neck Cancer Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons play a vital role on the multidisciplinary Head & Neck Tumor Board, providing complete care and expertise in a wide variety of oral surgical procedures, including reconstruction and facial aesthetic procedures to enhance appearance and function.

Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Facial reconstruction involves bone reconstruction and soft tissue reconstruction for congenital defects such as cleft lip and palate, and surgery following the treatment of tumors or traumatic facial injuries.


Our surgeons perform microneurosurgery to repair damaged nerves of the head, jaw, mouth, and neck, including the trigeminal and facial nerves.

Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery

Orthognathic surgery - also known as jaw surgery - is needed when the jaws don't meet correctly with the teeth. Surgery can help to correct and reposition the jaw to improve function and also enhance facial appearance.

Sinus Lift Procedures

A sinus lift is a surgical procedure that is performed to help increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw and may be needed before getting dental implants on the upper jaw.

Transoral Robotic-Assisted Surgery

In transoral robotic surgery, a surgeon controls a state-of-the-art accurate robotic arm to remove tumors of the mouth and throat by access directly through the mouth. Our surgeons are highly trained in using this technology to treat diseases of the mouth and throat with minimally invasive techniques.