Patient Information

Background Information

smiling woman at dental officeOral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Capasso, Dr. Garlick, Dr. Albanese, Dr. Edmunds, Dr. Blount, Dr. Weldon and Dr. Theberge manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Drs. Capasso, Garlick, Albanese, Edmunds, Blount, Weldon and Theberge practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.

Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.

Where will my surgery be done?

Most of our surgery is done in the office under local anesthesia or intravenous anesthesia. Pediatric oral surgery is usually done with nitrous oxide analgesia and local anesthesia. Some of our surgery is done in the hospital either as an outpatient or inpatient. We operate at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Hospital arrangements are made through our business office staff and coordinated with the selected hospital.

Surgical Staff

The surgical staff at Connecticut Valley Oral Surgery Associates are experienced, oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. All staff are CPR certified and undergo frequent training.