Centre for Oral. Facial. Implant Surgery
The experts in face, mouth and jaw surgery
In accordance with our governing body’s directives, the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC), we have implemented the following Interim protocols to ensure everyone’s safety:
1. An initial patient screening questionnaire conducted via telephone.
2. Video consultation options.
3. Social distancing measures in place throughout the clinic.
4. Temperature screening.
5. Daily staff COVID-19 assessments.
6. State-of-the-art sterilization equipment.
7. Enhanced disinfection and sanitization protocols.
8. Enhanced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for patients and staff.
9. Self-contained treatment rooms with hospital grade negative pressure ventilation.
The health and safety of our patients and staff is our number one priority.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us.
Dr Oxana Korj graduated from the University of British Columbia with her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2011. Upon graduation, Dr Korj was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal from the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia for the most outstanding academic record in the graduating class. Following graduation, Dr Korj enjoyed a year of general dental practice in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Then, Dr Korj completed her training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. During her residency, she also rotated through several institutions including Johns Hopkins, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Children’s National Medical Centre.
Dr Korj is now enjoying a full scope Oral and Maxillofacial surgery practice, with a special interest in virtual treatment planning for dental implants, orthognathic surgery and reconstructive surgery. She is both a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr Korj loves and appreciates the beautiful nature of British Columbia and in her spare time enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle. She also enjoys teaching, and has been dedicating her time as a clinical assistant professor at University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry.
Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) are the last teeth to develop and appear in a mouth. They come in between the ages of 17 and 25. In many cases, wisdom teeth do not grow in fully and remain impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth can damage neighbouring teeth or become infected. Wisdom teeth can also be hard to clean, which would invite bacteria that lead to gum disease.
We recommend to have an evaluation of your wisdom teeth early on, to determine your risk of developing disease and establish if there is a need for extractions.
More people are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can be a long-term solution that is embedded in your jawbone, similar to your natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or entire set of teeth. Dental implants can also be used to support and stabilize a denture prosthesis.
Implants heal through a process called osseointegration. There is no shortcut to get around that process, and it usually takes several months before the implant is ready to be used for function. The duration and success of implant therapy is affected by multiple factors, so every patient situation is unique.
We recommend scheduling a consultation to discuss your individual case and determine the treatment option that is right for you.
Our practice places a special emphasis on the use of virtual surgical planning for placement of dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, corrective jaw surgery, and jaw reconstruction. Use of virtual surgical planning increases the precision and accuracy of surgery. This in turn improves surgical outcomes and decreases your recovery time and risk of complications.
Orthognathic surgery is needed when the top and bottom jaws do not meet correctly and/or teeth do not adequately fit within the jaw. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics, and corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly. Orthognathic surgery can also be used to open up the airway space, and therefore can be a treatment of choice for patients with severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Several methods of anesthesia are available. The method of anesthesia that is chosen by a patient depends upon the nature of the surgical procedure and the patient’s level of apprehension. When it comes to anesthesia, our first priority is the patient’s comfort and safety. Our office offers a special expertise in medical evaluation of patients and in delivery and monitoring of anesthesia for both adults and pediatric patients.
During your consultation appointment, we will review the anesthesia options available and discuss your specific risks associated with anesthesia. Our goal is to offer safe and comfortable options to enhance your surgical experience.
We offer a variety of minimally invasive facial cosmetic procedures such as:
Most common Oral surgery procedures which are sometimes required at young age include the following:
Our office is well equipped to see patients of all ages. We will make every effort to make your child comfortable and have a positive experience.