Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires four to six additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Andrus & Dr. Howard manage a wide variety of problems relating to the jaw, teeth and facial regions. Dr. Andrus & Dr. Howard practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery and cosmetic procedures. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. Oral & maxillofacial surgeons also diagnose and treat facial pain and facial injuries including fractures.The surgical staff at Longmont Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery are experienced, certified oral & maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. Our administrative personnel are well-versed in both medical and dental insurance billing. The entire staff is certified in BLS/CPR.
Dr. Kevin Andrus is a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. He graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2002. Dr. Andrus then received specialty training in oral, facial and implant surgery throughout his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Andrus also received extensive training in the administration of general anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Read More»
Dr. Benjamin Howard is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He hails from Indiana where he attended Indiana University; graduating with honors in 2002. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2008. Dr. Howard then went on to complete his post-graduate training at Loyola University finishing his residency in 2012. Following nearly three years of full-scope practice in the greater Chicago area, he found his way back to Colorado. Read More»
Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence. Read More»
By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and premolar teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing. Read More»