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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Almost 50,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. The fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is surprising – non-smokers who are young and otherwise healthy. This is due to the HPV virus, which nearly all sexually active men and women get at some point in their lives. The good news is that early …

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Academy of Osseointegration Celebrates 30 Years

Academy of Osseointegration

The Academy of Osseointegration recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with an annual meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Richard attended the meeting, along with staff members Tracey Hein, Allison Hoffmeyer, Jill Kastning, Kayla Kazimour, Cortnee Koop, Katy O’Brien, Missy Pintozzi, and Lindsey Severson. What is osseointegration? It is the process that occurs when bone cells attach themselves to a titanium surface …

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Filling Out Medical Forms

New OMS forms

Paperwork. It is something that is necessary in a medical practice, but an unwelcome task to perform each time you go into an office. And why do patients really have to fill out the same basic information over and over again? We have recently had a re-design of our OMS office forms, updating our look but also focusing on the …

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A New Website for AAOMS

aaoms website

The American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons has a new website: http://myoms.org. The new site is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. It is often confusing to understand exactly what an oral & maxillofacial surgeon does, and myoms.org does a nice job of providing up to date information. As members of AAOMS, we are part of an association that …

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Continuing Education with ADSA

ADSA Continuing Education

In early December, Doctors Ozment and VanOven attended the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA) educational meetings in Chicago. The ADSA provided educational sessions that addressed General Anesthesia & Deep Sedation as well as Minimal & Moderate Sedation. These courses provide continuing education hours, as well as keeping professionals up to date on the most current research in many areas. …

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Wearing Dentures to Sleep Increases Risk of Pneumonia

Wearing dentures to bed

According to a recent study published by the International and American Associations for Dental Research, poor oral health and hygiene are being recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly. They have found that those who wore dentures while sleeping were more likely to have increased oral health problems as well as a higher association with pneumonia. Dental implants …

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Where to go for Dental Implants II: Is the Choice Clear to You?

Dental restoration maintenance

Part II: Will Franchised Dental Implant Centers be There for You? In Part Two of our look at franchised dental implant centers, we address the problem of taking care of restorations as time goes on. The human mouth is constantly changing. Our teeth go through of lot of wear and tear, from daily chewing and biting, to grinding or clenching. …

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MCDS Features Wellness Presentation

Health & Wellness

McHenry County Dental Society held their monthly meeting at Crystal Lake Country Club on September 9, 2014. Guest speaker Shannon Watley, D.O. gave a wellness presentation, discussing nutrition and the benefits of a plant based diet. She believes that in order to find the path to our ideal body weight and desired health destiny, we need to get back to …

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Patient Safety in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

patient safety

All of the doctors in our practice, along with our professional colleagues, participate in team meetings and collaborative thinking, which creates a “Culture of Safety”. Patient safety is the number one priority. We frequently reevaluate our policies and procedures to determine what is working and what needs improvement. Every person working in our office is a part of the team, …

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Summer Graduate Synergy Training 2014

Graduate Synergy Training Program

Dr. Adam Ozment, Dr. John Richards, Dr. Ted Hughes, and Dr. Bryan VanOven attended the Graduate Synergy Training Program, sponsored by Biomet 3i, at Geneva National Resort in Lake Geneva, WI. Guest speaker Dr. Bradley Purcell, Prosthodontist from Worthington, Ohio, presented valuable information and led treatment discussion on July 25, 2014. The program focused on implant complications, anterior esthetics, implant …

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Doctors Robert K. Conlon, Kurt E. Bruksch, Adam M. Ozment, John J. Richard, Ted A. Hughes and Bryan J. VanOven
Crystal Lake Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Lake Geneva Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Huntley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Burlington Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Our offices have been proud to serve our communities in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin for over 40 years.

Diplomates American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

All on Four Dental Implants
Apicoectomy
Bone Grafting
Bone Morphogenic Protein
Botox Costmetic Treatments
BRONJ
Cleft Lip & Palate
Dental Implants

DIEM Dental Implants
Cone Beam Scan for Dental Implants
CT Scanner and 3D Imaging
Distraction Osteogenesis
Facial Rejuvenation
Facial Trauma
Immediate Load Dental Implants
Impacted Canines

Intravenous (IV) Sedation
Juvederm Injections
Mole Removal
Nerve Repositioning
Oral Pathology (Cancer)
Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
Platelet Rich Plasma
Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Ridge Expansion
Single Tooth Dental Implants
Sinus Elevation
Sleep Apnea
Teeth in a Day Dental Implants
TMJ Disorders
Wisdom Teeth
Zygomatic Implants

ORAL SURGEONS CONLON, BRUKSCH, OZMENT, RICHARD, HUGHES, AND VANOVEN SERVICE THE
COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING THEIR PRACTICES IN CRYSTAL LAKE, LAKE GENEVA, HUNTLEY AND BURLINGTON:

McHenry, IL
Johnsburg, IL
Spring Grove, IL
Marengo, IL
Woodstock, IL
Harvard, IL
Richmond, IL

Algonquin, IL
Lake in the Hills, IL
Cary, IL
Alden, IL
Hebron, IL
Wonder Lake, IL
Prairie Grove, IL

Twin Lakes, WI
Delevan , WI
Elkhorn, WI
Twin Lakes, WI
Union Grove, WI
East Troy, WI

Crystal Lake Oral Surgery
690 N. Route 31
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Phone: 815-459-5600
Fax: 815-459-5601

Lake Geneva Oral Surgery
312 Center St.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone: 262-248-8766
Fax: 262-248-6790

Huntley Oral Surgery
11650 S. Route 47
Huntley, IL 60142
Phone: 847-669-2900
Fax: 847-669-2620I

Burlington Oral Surgery
190 Gardner Ave., Suite 8
Burlington, WI 53105
Phone: 262-763-8101
Fax: 262-763-8103I