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What to do When a Tooth is Knocked Out

sports injury

7 top tips for for avulsed (knocked out) teeth: 1. Avulsed primary teeth (baby teeth) do not need to be replaced back into the mouth. 2. Avulsed permanent teeth need to be replanted as soon as possible. 3. If the tooth is contaminated, rinse with water. Do not rub to remove debris. 4. Handle tooth only by the crown (top), …

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Training for Medical Emergencies

ACLS Training

Doctors Ozment and Bruksch attended the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Training and Testing program.  It was presented by the Illinois Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and held in Oak Brook, IL on March 3 & 4, 2014. Seventeen of our OMS staff members also attended this training. ACLS refers to a set of clinical interventions for the urgent …

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Attending the American Equilibration Society Meeting

The AES Annual Meeting

Dr. Kurt Bruksch sent us this photo, from the American Equilibration Society lecture on Progressive Implant Dentistry. He recently attended the AES 59th Annual Meeting, titled Occlusion:  The Bigger Picture . . . And Beyond.  It was held Feb. 19 – 20, 2014 at the Chicago Downtown Marriott. “AES is the largest organization in the world  that deals with the …

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Treatment Planning for Dental Implants

Synergy Training Program

The OMS doctors recently attended another session of the Masters Synergy Training Program, at Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, Illinois, on January 22, 2013. They enjoyed an educational session lead by Dr. Wael Garine of Jupiter, Florida. Dr. Garine’s specialty is Prosthodontics, and his research in implant dentistry has received several awards. He was ranked first by the American …

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Nutrition and Oral Surgery

Soup after oral surgery

Nutrition, at its most basic definition, is the fluids and foods we need to survive.  After surgical procedures, it is important to meet nutritional needs in order to facilitate optimal healing. The single most important nutrient is water.  Generally, adults should drink six to eight glasses of water per day. After oral surgery, patients should avoid carbonated beverages, should not …

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Graduate Synergy Training Program on Treatments for Dental Implants

Dr. John Richard

Dr. Richard spoke during the Graduate Synergy Training Program in December. The OMS Doctors attended a Biomet 3i Graduate Synergy Training Program in December. Dr. Bradley Purcell was the guest speaker at this event, focusing on educating surgeons and restorative dentists in advanced treatments and techniques for dental implants. Dr. Purcell is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State College …

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Looking at Advanced Treatments for Oral Surgery Aesthetics

Doctors Bruksch and Ozment

As we head out of the busy summer months and into fall, we look forward to the time of year when more educational events are scheduled. As professionals, we are continually learning about new advancements in our field so that we bring the most current, progressive, leading technology to our patients. Drs. Bruksch and Ozment recently attended an implant program …

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A Closer Look at Orthognathic Surgery

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective Jaw Surgery is also known as Orthognathic Surgery. In some cases, when the jaws are not aligned correctly, it can affect a person’s ability to eat, speak, breathe or sleep. Severe misalignment can affect a person’s appearance, which can affect a person’s psychological well-being. While an orthodontist can correct the alignment of teeth, a certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon …

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Managing Dental Injuries Onsite

dental injury on the field

When attending your child’s sporting event, or participating as an adult in a sport, how likely is it that a professional will be onsite if there is a dental injury?  Would you know what to do? Responding quickly with the correct procedures can make a difference in managing these emergencies, and is something that parents, athletes, coaches, and caregivers should …

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Are You Going Back to School With Your Wisdom Teeth?

university student

September is around the corner, and summer has flown by – did you forget to make an appointment for removal of wisdom teeth?  It’s not too late to look ahead in your schedule and plan now for times when students are on break. The optimal time to remove wisdom teeth is in the mid-teenage years, before the roots have fully …

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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