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How to Choose a Denver Oral Surgeon

When it comes to finding a Denver oral surgeon you can trust, many patients simply rely on their general dentists to provide referrals. This is an excellent option, and good oral surgeons receive the majority of their patients through referrals. However, it’s important that you understand the oral surgeon your dentist refers you to is just one of your many options. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, our skilled oral surgeons and dental team members offer safe, effective oral surgery services in an environment that is free from stress and pain. We know that the majority of our patients come to us under less than ideal circumstances, and our team works hard to help you feel welcome and right at home from the moment you arrive. If you want to learn more about Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, please don’t hesitate to call us at our Cherry Hill or LoDo office locations. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and work with you to schedule an appointment to see us right away.

Skilled Surgeons

Front entryway of Altitude

Like finding the right dentist, finding the right oral surgeon is partly a matter of training and experience and partly a matter of finding a surgeon you feel comfortable with. In most cases, you won’t need to spend as much time with a surgeon, so selecting one who makes you feel at home isn’t as essential. However, you are not as likely to feel safe during surgical treatment if you don’t have a surgeon you can talk to and feel comfortable with. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, we have two skilled oral surgeons on our team. Dr. Brian Fangman has years of experience offering a wide range of surgical procedures from tooth extractions to advanced orthognathic (jaw) surgery. He goes above and beyond to make sure his patients feel relaxed and comfortable throughout their time in the office. Dr. Fangman is also fluent in Spanish, so if you’re more comfortable discussing your treatment plan in Spanish, he’ll be happy to help.

Caring Team Members

Dr. Fangman and team members

A dentist or oral surgeon is really only as good as their team. If you’ve ever been to a dentist’s office where the person at the front desk didn’t look up from the computer and no one ever learned your name, you know the importance of a good dental team. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, our team members are dedicated to providing patients with an exceptional experience. We all want you to feel right at home from the moment you arrive. If you ever need our help relaxing or have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re here to help.

State-of-the-Art Convenient Surgical Office

Dr. Fangman and patient in dental exam room

Technology has made almost every aspect of our lives easier. From scheduling appointments to contacting friends around the world, innovations in technology continue to make daily life easier and more comfortable. Many patients don’t know that technology also impacts the way they experience dental care and oral surgery. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, we use the most advanced surgical techniques and technologies to ensure our patients receive the safest, most comfortable treatments available. Both of our Denver office locations incorporate state-of-the-art dental technologies, and you can explore some of our high-tech treatment areas by taking the virtual office tour of our LoDo or Cherry Creek surgical practice.


Oral surgeons provide a wide range of treatments, but not every surgeon has experience with or interest in performing every oral or maxillofacial surgical treatment. Depending on the surgical option you’re interested in, one of our two skilled surgeons is here to provide a wide range of surgical treatments, including:

  • Dental implant placement
  • Tooth extraction and wisdom tooth removal
  • Impacted canine treatment
  • Surgical care following facial trauma
  • Jaw surgery
  • Oral pathology, diagnosis and treatment planning for oral diseases
  • Facial cosmetic surgeries like rhinoplasty and face lifts
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate procedures
  • Surgical treatment for sleep apnea sufferers
  • Advanced surgical treatments for TMJ dysfunction

Sedation Options

Patient receiving tooth extraction

Many dentists are able to offer sedation dentistry to options to make your basic preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental care more comfortable. Surgical treatments can take hours to complete. Without proper anesthesia and sedation options, oral surgery can be very uncomfortable, and that’s why it’s so important for an oral surgeon to use a wide range sedation dentistry methods. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, we offer a variety of comfortable sedation options. From local anesthetic to complete sleep dentistry using general anesthesia, our team keeps patients completely relaxed during the most advanced surgical treatments. Because surgical procedures are typically lengthy and complex, we often use IV conscious sedation, which creates deep relaxation without rendering patients fully unconscious, or we utilize general anesthesia, which is the only form of sedation that truly puts patients to sleep during treatment. No sedation option is right for every patient, so we will work with you to find the best solution.

Dentist & Physician Referrals

The main sources for all surgical patients are referrals from dentists and physicians. If a dentist or physician trusts an oral surgeon to do good work, you should feel confident that they can provide excellent surgical treatments. Our surgeons and team work closely with a number of local dentists and medical physicians, and we often receive referrals from these doctors. We pride ourselves on offering these referred patients quality care that meets or exceeds the standard set by their referring doctors.

What Patients Have to Say

Referrals from your general dentist or physician are great, but your doctor may not have any firsthand experience with receiving treatment from an oral surgeon. That’s where reviews from actual patients can help you get a better understanding of what you can expect from treatment in a specific oral surgery practice. Our patients regularly provide feedback through online reviews, and we are always happy to hear from them. We pride ourselves on offering comfortable, effective surgical treatments, and our patients let us know that our hard work pays off.

Insurance & Financing Polices

Many patients report that they avoid even the smallest dental care procedures because they are concerned about the cost. This is even more of a hurdle for patients who need advanced surgical procedures. However, it is also essential that these treatments be delivered as soon as possible to help you avoid unnecessary pain or continued dental damage. Though the cost of surgical treatment can be high, our Denver oral surgeons and team members are here to help you fit surgical treatments into your budget. We work with dental insurance providers on a daily basis, so we can assist you in processing and filing claims to maximize your benefits. We are also happy to work with CareCredit, a third party financier, to provide low and no interest payment plans for your treatment. Most importantly, our team is always transparent about your treatment pricing, and we work with you to ensure you understand your out of pocket costs. There will be no unpleasant financial surprises associated with your surgical procedures from our team.