A beautiful smile is everything. It’s the most important thing we put on every day. However, most people need help achieving that perfect smile, sometimes due to illness or traumatic injury. How fortunate for Denton County residents to have DFW Oral Surgeons right here in Flower Mound to give you that perfect smile, no matter how complex the procedure might be to achieve it. Contained within the walls of this practice is a complete outpatient surgery center dedicated to diagnosing and skillfully treating any mouth and jaw condition.
Owner, Dr. John Shillingburg, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, expertly performs procedures typically not done in a general dentist office. This includes full-mouth dental implants, jaw reconstruction, complicated sinus lifts, and wisdom teeth extraction. In addition to being a gifted surgeon, Dr. Shillingburg’s genuine care and concern for his patients is unsurpassed and a huge testament to his character.
“My love for people and desire to help them get through a difficult situation with absolute comfort is what drives me to be the best I can be,” Dr. Shillingburg said with great sincerity.
Inside DFW Oral Surgeons, the immaculately clean environment strikes you as being a brand-new facility. “The staff are committed to keeping our office spotless, so patients can trust that they are going to be treated in a pristine environment,” Dr. Shillingburg explained. He continued, “It’s safer for the patient to be in an actual outpatient surgery center like this – a completely sterile environment equipped with a bonafide operating room and supported by a state-of-the-art generator. We never once lost power throughout last February’s severe winter storm, and we were available to treat patients who really needed us.”
His talent as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon — confident to perform even the most complicated procedures — is validated by his long list of credentials: Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, trained and credentialed in dentoalveolar surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, implant surgery, orthognathic surgery, facial reconstructive oral surgery, and dental anesthesiology. In addition, Dr. Shillingburg holds membership with the American Dental Association and is a Diplomate of both the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
To implement his procedures, Dr. Shillingburg uses only state-of-the-art, cutting edge equipment. The X-Guide, for one, is an enhanced, computer-assisted way of performing implant surgeries that digitally pre-plans them. A revolutionary 3D turn-by-turn navigation system improves the precision and accuracy of implant position, angle, and depth. Dr. Shillingburg can watch the drill as it tunnels through the bone, making it easier to bypass adjacent nerves, blood vessels, and teeth.
“If there is anything that really elevates us as a practice, it’s that device,” he concluded.
Another piece of high-tech equipment is their 100% digital 3Shape Intraoral Scanner, with which full-mouth impressions can be completed in minutes.
One of Dr. Shillingburg’s most popular procedures is the All-on-4 Dental Implant Treatment.
“It has become the preferred method over dentures for someone who has lost most or all of their teeth, or their teeth are badly broken down, and they want a fully functional set of permanently fixed teeth,” he said. “The process involves the patient receiving a full arch of prosthetic teeth with only four dental implants on the top and four on the bottom, replacing the lengthy and painful method of the past. Best of all, this can be accomplished in one day.”
From an early age, Dr. Shillingburg’s love for working with his hands and his interest in the sciences ultimately led him to dental school. His natural aptitude for the science of dentistry grew into a love for oral surgery.
“I was accepted into the prestigious Brooke Army Center Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program while I was on active duty with the U.S. Army,” he reflected. Subsequently, after completing his residency in 2005, Dr. Shillingburg again served in the Army, this time as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He added, “I cared for many wounded soldiers in an environment where we were extremely concerned about safety. I performed a lot of surgeries, so it was a great place to receive training and experience, all while I was doing some good.”
Dr. Shillingburg and his talented staff continuously seek to improve the patient experience and build a foundation of trust. “My goal is to give each patient at least 110% every time,” he affirmed. “I want people to leave our office saying, ‘He really cares about me.’
And he really and truly means it.
972.539.1491 | www.dfworalsurgeons.com | 4421 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 100 Flower Mound, TX 75028
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