Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Keep your face and jaw healthy by visiting an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at PacificWest Dental Group!

Oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery is the branch of dentistry that specializes in and includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of disorders, diseases, injuries, and defects involving the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions and related structures.

What Is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializes in oral surgery. These surgeons perform various operations to correct diseases, injuries, and defects of the face, jaw, and mouth through a combination of dentistry and medical surgery. Common procedures include removing wisdom teeth, difficult tooth extractions, dental implants, bone grafting, and more. In addition to dental school, these professionals undergo an additional four to six years of education to become oral and maxillofacial surgeons to give you the best possible care. 

The oral and maxillofacial region includes the mouth and all the pieces connected to it. Surgeons specializing in this field can treat patients having issues with some part of the face, mouth, or jaw. These specialists undergo additional training to treat impacted wisdom teeth and perform dental implant surgery, bone or soft tissue grafting, and other important procedures. Visit one of our Metro Vancouver offices for a consultation today.

What Can an Oral and Maxillofacial From PacificWest Dental Group Do for You?

Many types of head and neck pain are treatable. At PacificWest Dental Group, our team will provide you with a customized treatment plan. Here are the services available at our offices:

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Impaction, infection, or crowding are the most common reasons for wisdom tooth extraction. Our surgeons can efficiently extract wisdom teeth to alleviate pain and prevent future oral health issues.

Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, dental implants may solve your problem. We specialize in dental implant placement to make your smile aesthetically pleasing and functional. 

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Misaligned jaws, malocclusion, and facial asymmetry impact oral health and appearance. Corrective jaw surgery enhances bite function, facial harmony, and overall well-being. 

Facial Trauma

Accidents or injuries can result in facial trauma, causing fractures or damage to the facial bones, teeth, and soft tissues. Treating facial trauma can restore the functionality and appearance of your face.

TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can result in jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty with jaw movement. Our team can diagnose and treat TMJ-related discomfort, including surgery.

Cleft Lip and Palate

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can perform reconstructive surgery that enhances speech, aesthetics, and overall quality of life for patients with cleft lip or palate.

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can solve various facial, jaw, or mouth problems. We offer services to treat several conditions, from wisdom tooth extraction to corrective jaw surgery. Call or visit a PacificWest Dental Group office in Metro Vancouver to book your first appointment today.

If you need to address facial, jaw, or mouth issues, our team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons is here to help. Call to book a consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dentists focus on preventative care, routine check-ups, cleanings, and basic dental treatments. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists with extra years of training to perform surgical procedures involving the face, jaws, and mouth.

Yes. It would be best to have a referral from your dentist, orthodontist, or physician to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. For more information, please get in touch with our office directly.

Surgeries can treat patients with various conditions. Patients with facial trauma, such as those who have been in car accidents or have suffered facial injuries due to sports or other activities, can benefit from oral and maxillofacial surgery.

At PacificWest Dental Group, your comfort during treatment is our top priority. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the surgical area, ensuring a painless procedure. Sedation options are also available for anxious patients.

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Our goal is to achieve the highest level of patient health and satisfaction, and contribute positively to our community. 


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About PWD

We encourage a friendly atmosphere at our Vancouver and Surrey office, and welcome all our patients into the PacificWest Dental family. We understand our patients are trusting us with their smile, and we appreciate that trust. We believe in being transparent with our patients about the process, and we make sure they are comfortable every step of the way. We are happy to offer the latest technology in the industry and multidisciplinary care to treat our patients in the best possible way.

We are pleased to have Dr. Wang, Dr. Lee, Dr. Cheng, and Dr. Chiang overseeing the orthodontic treatment of our patients. Each of our orthodontists is Certified Specialists in Orthodontics. Learn more about our orthodontists here.

The teams at both of our locations provide equal quality care, and we want you to choose the location that is most convenient for you.


Having crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can affect more than how your smile looks. Severely crowded dentition is more difficult to clean, and may result in higher risk of cavities and gum disease. Other common malocclusion such as crossbite and deepbite can cause uneven wear to the teeth and extra stress to the jaw joint. Check out our Orthodontics page for more information.

An orthodontist is a dentist who has so much passion and love in the art of moving teeth, they spend 2-3 more years in specialty school to learn the knowledge and skill in orthodontics. Additionally, they need to pass the rigorous national board examination (The Royal College of Dentists of Canada, National Dental Specialty Examination) in order to become a certified specialist in Canada. Finally, because a certified orthodontist usually will limit his or her practice to orthodontics only, they have much more experience in diagnosing malocclusion and providing treatments than a family dentist.

Whether a case can be treated by a family dentist depends on the complexity of the malocclusion and the experience and training of the family dentist. Many family dentists have great interest in orthodontics and will take courses to obtain knowledge and experience in providing braces treatment. In fact, the orthodontists at PacificWest Dental have hosted many study clubs to help our family dentist colleagues learn about orthodontics.

You should ask your family dentist what kind of training he or she has in orthodontics, if he or she treated cases like yours before, and does he or she have photos of the case that he has completed to show you. We will be more than happy to provide you with a second opinion if you have any questions about your teeth!

Orthodontic treatment is suitable for people of all ages, whether young or old. Starting from the age of 7, we recommend taking your child to visit us so that we can monitor his or her teeth and jaw growth, and keep an eye out for potential problems. Learn more about our approach here.

Braces work by gently pulling and pushing the teeth to guide them into alignment. The real working horse in this process is the wire. Think of your teeth as a set of trains; braces are the wheels on the train, and the wire is the rail. It is the wire that guides the teeth where to go.

But how does the physical force from the wire actually make teeth move? Teeth are suspended in the bone by a collection of ligaments. When teeth are under pressure, these ligaments are squashed, and they release signals to call for cells (osteoclast) to come to remove the bone surround them (so they could become unsquashed).  After the teeth have moved into new position, another type of cell (osteoblast) will come to build new bones around the teeth to secure it in the new position. And this is how braces work to move your teeth!

At the initial consultation, we want to understand your needs and provide you with treatment options. In order to do this, we will need your medical and dental history, and any questions you may have!

This is the million dollar question! The cost of braces is based on several factors like the complexity of your case, how long treatment will take and which type of appliances you choose (metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign® or lingual braces). And because each patient receives a different treatment plan customized to his or her need, the cost will also be different.

Rest assured that during the consultation with Dr. Wang and Dr. Lee, financial figures will be discussed in depth. At PacificWest Dental Group, we work together with our patients to ensure treatment is affordable and payment options are flexible. We offer interest-free financing and accept cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, and debit.

Insurance plan coverage varies greatly, so we recommend asking your provider what your coverage includes. We will provide you the total cost of your treatment before your first appointment so you can determine your cost after your insurance coverage.

We do not direct bill to your insurance provider, but provide you with receipts and invoices so you can successfully process your claims.

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Where To Find Us?

Pacific West Dental’s Vancouver clinic is located at 182 E 15th Ave, in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver. The clinic is situated near Main Street and is easily accessible by car or public transit.

If you are taking public transit to the clinic, you can take the Canada Line SkyTrain towards King George and get off at Broadway-City Hall station. From there, take the 99 B-Line bus towards UBC and get off at Main Street and East 15th Avenue. The clinic will be a short walk away.

If you are driving to the clinic, you can take the Cambie Street Bridge and turn left onto Broadway. Continue on Broadway and turn right onto Main Street. Take a left onto East 15th Avenue and the clinic will be on your right-hand side.

Nearby landmarks to Pacific West Dental’s Vancouver location include Main Street, Mount Pleasant Community Centre, and Guelph Park.

Book a Consultation

Get started todaY by calling us at 604-558-0993 (Vancouver) OR 604-501-0993 (sURREY), or by filling the form below.

During your initial consultation, we will understand your situation, perform a visual examination of your bite, recommend a treatment plan and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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