Thomas Faerber, DDS, MD

Oral Surgeon

4601 W. 109th Suite 118
Overland Park, KS 66221
(913) 469-8895

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www.surgicalarts.com/

Board Certified Specialist,
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Dental Implant Reconstruction
  • Bone Preservation & Grafting
  • Surgical Removal of Teeth
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Sedation & Anesthesia

About Dr. Faerber:

Dr. Faerber graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society comprising the top percentile of graduating medical students. He is also a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, which denotes a top percentile ranking upon his completion of dental school at Creighton University.  After graduation, he spent two years training at Ohio State University and five years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Truman Medical Center.

He has had previous appointments as an associate professor in both schools of medicine and dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The unique combination of doctorates in medicine and dentistry, both with honors, provides Dr. Faerber a high level of insight and dedication into the jaw and facial region.

On the national level, Dr. Faerber is a former site surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and a former board examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.  He was a member of the Kansas Medical Society Task Force on Office-based Surgery and served as a member on the subcommittee for guideline development.   He is also a past chairman of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery department at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

Currently, he is a member of many professional organizations which include the American  Assoication of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Faerber continues to lecture nationally, as well as to local organizations and groups.  He also devotes time to several national charities including the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association

About the practice:

Faerber Surgical Arts offers a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. Dr. Faerber’s expertise ranges from dental implant surgery, corrective jaw surgery, reconstructive bone grafts to wisdom tooth extractions. The doctor and his dedicated team also treat various oral pathologies, facial injuries, facial pain, and fractures.

He is one of the few surgeons in the area who provide a private, outpatient surgery center accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) for both functional oral and maxillofacial surgery and facial cosmetic surgery.

Dr Faerber believes dental Implants are the standard of care for the treatment and replacement of missing teeth when used to replace the missing tooth roots.  Once used to replace a missing tooth or teeth, he believes they help stimulate a patient’s jaw bone, stop the loss of bone that has begun around missing teeth, and eliminates the movement and loss of healthy teeth.

Your Initial Consultation:

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

X-rays will be taken during the consultation and are one of the most important diagnostic tools in an oral & maxillofacial surgery office.  Their standard of care requires a panoramic x-ray for all patients. These films check for pathology in the roots, sinuses, nerves, and jawbones.

When conditions are right, dental implants are incorporated into the treatment plan and are considered the optimum choice for replacing missing teeth.