Oral Surgery

When it comes to extensive dental treatment, from wisdom tooth extractions and implant placements, to biopsies and jaw surgery, a referral to an oral surgeon is needed. Your dentist will issue a referral to an oral surgeon due to their extensive training in their field. Our dentists want to ensure you are in the best hands for all your dental treatment. We are lucky to have two in-house oral surgeons right here at Clarence Street Dental!

Dr. Andy Wong

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Wong began his studies at the University of Toronto where he received his DDS in 1995. He then attended the University of Rochester for his General Practice Residency and for his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training. He is currently a clinical demonstrator at the University of Toronto-Faculty of Dentistry. He is on staff at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga along with his private practice in Mississauga. Dr. Wong performs a wide range of surgical procedures. This includes Dental Extractions including Wisdom Teeth, Outpatient anesthesia (Intravenous sedation), Dental bone grafting and soft tissue grafting procedures, Pre-prosthetic Surgery, Oral Pathology Assessment and Treatment, Tissue Biopsies, Mandibular Fractures, TMJ – Temporomandibular Joint & Orofacial pain.

In his spare time, Dr. Wong enjoys golfing and travelling.

Dr. Ron Ho

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Ron Ho obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto. Upon graduation, he pursued his specialty training at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey and New York Medical College to become an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. During his training, he also operated with a craniofacial plastic surgeon to treat children and adolescents with clefts and other craniofacial anomalies. He is a fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada and he is also a diplomate of American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. Currently, he serves as a courtesy staff at the Trillium Health Partners (Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre). He is an active member of numerous regional, provincial and national associations. His clinical interests include dentoalveolar surgery (wisdom teeth extractions, impacted canines), bone grafting, dental implants, orthognathic surgery and treating anxious patients requiring sedation.

Besides English, he speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, as well as rooting for the Raptors.

Dr. Ali Namazie

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Ali Namazie obtained his Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto and his Medical Degree at the University of Western Ontario, prior to specializing in anesthesiology at the University of Ottawa. He has been a resident of Brantford since 2010, and in addition to working at Clarence Street Dental, he currently works at the Brantford General Hospital where he provides anesthetic care to a wide variety of patients. His duties while at the Brantford General Hospital have included being chief of the Department of Anesthesia and developing a protocol for pediatric patients having tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies. He particularly enjoys regional anesthesia and the ability to remove pain through the use of targeted nerve blocks.Dr. Namazie’s passion for anesthesia lies in its ability to calm a patient during a stressful time in their lives, the opportunity to remove pain, and the skill to deal with medical emergencies if and when they arise.

Cindy

Oral Surgery Team

Taylor

Oral Surgery Team

Jess

Oral Surgery Team

Mikayla

Oral Surgery Team

Oral Surgery Services:


Extractions: An extraction is required when a tooth has suffered too much damage and it can’t be repaired.

Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth are often removed due to the lack of space in the mouth – there is almost always only enough room for 28 teeth, versus 32 if the wisdom teeth are present.

Implant Placement: An implant replaces a tooth that is missing as an alternative option to root canals, bridges, or dentures. An implant is an artificial tooth, consisting of the implant itself as the anchor and finished with a crown. Implants look, feel, and function like a natural tooth.

Grafting: Implants need strong and plentiful bone in order to be successful. Bone grafts are performed to allow implants to be properly supported.

Jaw Surgery: This surgery is required to “straighten” the upper and lower jaws when they are mismatched. This surgery is often planned with the Orthodontic team, and helps with chewing, over-bite and under-bite, aesthetics, and opening the airway of patients with sleep apnea.

Temporomandibular Joint Surgery: TMJ (or TMD) is pain associated with the joint where your jaw and skull bones meet. Problems can arise in the joint from trauma, locking, dislocation, or stress, which can lead to difficulty chewing, yawning, and talking.

Frenectomy: The frenum is the piece of tissue that attaches the lips to the gum tissues between your teeth. When the tissues are pulled excessively by the frenum, it needs to be surgically removed to prevent spacing between the front teeth, tongue tie (restriction of movement of the tongue), or gum recession.

Biopsy: A biopsy is required when a bump, lesion, rash, or ulceration is present in the mouth. While most are benign, it is always best to have it checked out to alleviate any stress or fear.

The first step in moving forward with seeing an oral surgeon is having a consultation. All patients must have a consultation prior to treatment. Our fee for this appointment is $100, due at time of booking.


At this appointment we will:

– Review medical history and medications
– Examine your x-rays, or take new ones if necessary
– Perform an oral exam to determine the appropriate treatment
– Discuss anaesthesic options
– Submit estimates for treatment
– Answer any questions you may have

In order to reduce the amount of paper we use, we’ve added all our forms to our website.
Click on the button below for treatment information or to complete any required forms.

Oral Surgery Hours:
Wednesday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (two a month)
Saturday – 8:30 am to 2:00 pm (one a month)

A CBCT scan (cone beam computed tomography) is a special type of 3D x-ray that is taken when more information is needed than can be obtained from a regular 2D x-ray. This scan is able to produce images of not only your teeth, but your tissues, nerves, and bone. A CBCT can be taken for surgical planning of impacted teeth, diagnosing TMJ, to determine the accurate placement of implants, and to locate the nerves for root canal treatment.

A general anaesthetic machine is operated by an anaesthesiologist to induce sleep and prevent pain during surgical procedures. The machine generates and uses a mix of medical gases to induce and maintain anaesthesia. The machine is comprised of a ventilator, breathing system, suction equipment, and patient monitoring devices.

Platelet Rich Fibrin, or PRF, is a modern advancement that is extremely beneficial in the dental world, as it is all natural and helps promote healing and recovery after complex dental surgeries. Blood is extracted from your body and placed in the centrifuge to be “spun”, which causes it to become separated into its three components. From there, the PRF component is applied to the surgical site for healing. The benefit of using the PRF is that it is 100% from your own body and therefore increases healing time.

Book an appointment with Dr. Wong or Dr. Ho!