Oral & maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. Dr. Schmidt manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions with expertise ranging from wisdom tooth removal and dental implant surgery to corrective jaw surgery. Dr. Schmidt’s training and experience also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure and expose impacted teeth, with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort.
Our staff is trained in assisting with many levels of anesthesia, ranging from light sedation with nitrous oxide (laughing gas), moderate sedation with intravenous (IV) sedation and outpatient general anesthesia with deep IV sedation in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
The surgical staff at Eric R. Schmidt, DMD, PSC are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in the administration of IV sedation and surgery. Active certifications earned by our surgical staff include:
- KY Board of Dentistry approved course for starting IV lines
- AAOMS DAANCE – Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination
All staff are informed administrative personnel, well versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.