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Welcome to Our Practice

We at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates P.A. extend you a warm welcome to our web site.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires up to 6 additional years of hospital based surgical and anesthesia training. As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Cox manages a wide variety of problems relating to the Mouth, Teeth and Facial Regions. Dr. Cox practices a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from Corrective Facial and Jaw Surgery toTreatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Wisdom Tooth Removal. He can also diagnose and treat Facial Pain, Facial Injuries and TMJ disorders, and performs a full range of Dental Implant procedures.

Dr. Cox’s staff is trained in assisting with IV Sedation within our state of the art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery. In addition, General Anesthesia provided by a board certified Anesthesiologist is available within an operating suite .

Surgical Staff

The surgical staff at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates P.A. are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV Sedation and surgery. We also have a trained registered nurse (RN) to assist in surgery and the recovery of patients undergoing a fully intubated general anesthesia. All staff are CPR certified and are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies.
Dr. Cox is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support as mandated by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Cox is board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, member of the Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, member of the South Carolina Dental Association and the South Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, demonstrating that he has met the highest standards of training, skill and experience.

Everyone involved in your treatment is here to make sure your visit is as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

General Information

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have a varied educational background that exposes them to all facets of medical care. Their unique training program includes comprehensive study of the human body, all surgical procedures and complete anesthesia management. During four years of residency, expertise is acquired by actually administering anesthesia during even the most complicated surgeries.

The term “oral and maxillofacial surgery” refers to a specialty practice within the broad confines of dentistry. The practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the mouth, teeth, jaws, and facial structures. Treatment includes removal of diseased and impacted teeth, orthodontic extractions, diagnosis and care of oral infections and tumors, implants and preprosthetic surgery to improve denture fit.

In addition to these routine procedures, oral surgeons correct malformed jaws and facial bones by surgically moving the affected areas to a more esthetic and functional position. This surgery is done to correct and treat patients whose teeth and jaws cannot be corrected with orthodontic treatment alone. These procedures are also utilized to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Oral surgeons also place dental implants to replace missing teeth and support dentures. Victims of facial trauma often are treated for fractures of the upper and lower jaws, cheekbones, and orbits, and the overlying soft tissues of the face. TMJ surgery is occasionally performed on patients who are unresponsive to nonsurgical treatments.

Many of these more complex surgeries require hospitalization. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are comfortable working in the hospital and operating room settings as the residency programs are required to be hospital based to provide this type of training and experience.  Welcome to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates.