West Jordan Oral Surgery 

What is an Oral Surgeon?

Oral surgery is one of only nine dental specialties the American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes as a form of dental care requiring extensive post-doctoral education and training. Oral surgeons acquire extensive additional training in general surgery, pathology, dental occlusion, anesthesia, periodontology, and pain management. To become an oral surgeon, a dentist must have an additional four to six years of training and pass a rigorous exam.


Dr. Urban received his oral surgery training and experience through some of the country’s finest teaching hospitals and universities, including Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. He is recognized as one of the country’s top oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Dr. Urban is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, an honor extended only to surgeons who have demonstrated an exceptional understanding of the form, function, and esthetics of the face, jaw, teeth, and mouth.

Why See an Oral Surgeon for Dental Work?

Dentists are ideal for routine dental care and many types of cosmetic dental work that do not require surgery, such as simple tooth extractions or dentures. However, they do not regularly perform more complex procedures, such as wisdom teeth removal, reducing their proficiency and effectiveness. Even a slight change or unexpected complication can cause serious problems when working on your teeth, gums, or jaw. Dr. Urban’s in-depth understanding of dental and facial structures ensures every oral surgery procedure is performed with finesse and minimal impact on surrounding tissues.


When surgery is needed, an oral surgeon is always your best option. Oral surgery requires an in-depth understanding of the complexity of the relationships between the jawbone, soft tissues, gums, and facial structure. Dr. Urban performs complex oral surgery procedures regularly, calling on his extensive training and experience to consider each patient’s oral health and esthetic goals. Years of additional experience and knowledge of how the face, jaw, and oral structures work together ensure even the most invasive oral surgeries are handled with professionalism and expertise.

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Are All Oral Surgeons Medical Doctors?

No. All oral surgeons receive at least four additional years of training following dental school and must pass a certification exam. However, Dr. Urban is both a dentist and a medical doctor, having obtained his MD from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. This rare combination of dental, medical, and surgical training gives him an unusual understanding of how dental and facial structures work together, ensuring superior results.

Advantages of Oral Surgeons for Dental Surgery

Your dentist or doctor may refer you to an oral surgeon for procedures such as dental implant placement, wisdom teeth removal, pre-orthodontic surgery, or jaw reconstruction. They trust that your care is in the best hands with Dr. Urban for many reasons, including:


  • Years of additional training in surgery, anesthesia, and facial trauma
  • A greater understanding of face, jaw, skull, and oral anatomy
  • Board certification in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Invasive procedures are performed with less trauma and greater precision
  • Ability to handle unexpected complications with knowledge and confidence
  • Reduced recovery times and full patient follow-up


Oral surgeons look at the total person, not just their teeth. Dr. Urban maintains the highest standard of surgical care by combining science, aesthetics, and compassion.


Trusting your care to the expertise of an oral surgeon whenever you need dental or facial surgery is the best decision you can make for your health and beautiful, natural results. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Urban, please contact our office at Utah Facial Surgical Arts Office Phone Number 801-282-5363.