The Pursuit of Excellence
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons devote between fourteen and seventeen years of their lives after high school before being allowed to begin their surgical practice. The competition, pressure to perform, and achieve are intense. In the United States of America there are approximately six thousand actively practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons. This is an elite group of women and men who are uniquely trained and qualified to treat facial injuries, craniofacial deformities, head and neck cancers, infections, place dental implants, and provide outpatient anesthesia. As you might expect the specialty is dynamic and constantly improving the care provided to YOU the patient.
Continuing education is a part of the pursuit of excellence. Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande describes surgery as an imperfect science. All doctors are painfully aware that the medicines that they prescribe or the procedures they perform with the best of intentions may result in harm to their patients. It is my belief that this awareness drives physicians and surgeons to continually seek better options for their patients.
Continuing education is a personal and professional effort to improve the quality of care that we provide. Dr. Liu and I reserve many hours each year for continued learning. Last month we attended the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons annual meeting in San Francisco, CA. The presentations reviewed new diagnostic imaging modalities and implant techniques. Our goal is to provide surgical excellence to you and your family in a caring and compassionate atmosphere.
Dr. Beckley and Dr. Liu, both board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are uniquely qualified to provide care to patients needing dental implants. Our surgeons partner with your physician, general, cosmetic, orthodontist or prosthodontic dentist to offer you the highest level of expertise, comfort, and aesthetics. To schedule your confidential consultation, please contact our office at 925-294-4000.
Michael L. Beckley, DDS
Oral and Facial Surgery