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Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Mar 02, 2018

MHDC-James_Garel.jpgWhy it matters to be a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon:

The need to find the right oral surgeon can be a stressful process, and in more cases than not, when you need the services of an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, time is of the essence. Should you find yourself in need of an oral surgeon for yourself or a loved one, an important qualification for the professional is whether or not they are Board Certified. Doctors who are Board Certified through the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can offer greater expertise and security beyond simple licensing.

Mile High Dental & Implant Center is proud to have such a competent, on-site, board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon as part of our team. Dr. James Garel, received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at University of Colorado, Boulder, graduating in 1974. He then attended the University of Colorado School Of Dentistry in Denver, graduating in 1979. He was accepted to a multi-year oral & maxillofacial residency at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, where he earned his certificate of specialty training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Garel has received a number awards such as Outstanding Achievement in Oral Surgery from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry & Outstanding Achievement in Oral Radiology, also from the Colorado School of Dentistry. He also became board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

What does it mean to be certified? While all practicing surgeons must be licensed in order to offer their services to patients, Board Certified doctors are recognized as having achieved and continue to maintain the highest standards within their profession. They voluntarily decided to meet additional standards above and beyond what standard licensing requires.

In addition to submitting a portfolio of cases demonstrating the oral and maxillofacial surgeon has experience with a broad array of surgical concerns the board certification process also requires an intensive written examination as well as a lengthy oral examination to test the surgeon’s level of immediate recall knowledge. Thus, board certification represents that oral and maxillofacial surgeon has demonstrated a high level of dedication and hard work above and beyond standard expectations. It represents someone strongly dedicated to providing his or her clients with the highest quality in care and service. 

Dr. Garel has always strived to offer the best quality service possible while always bettering his practices. Finding the right oral and maxillofacial surgeon is easy when you come to Mile High Dental & Implant Centers.


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