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Protection is the Best Prevention: Wear Your Mouth Guard

Wearing a mouth guard

According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, each year there are 15 millions dental injuries, and 5 millions traumatically lost teeth. Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons are the specialists who are called in to treat broken jaws and loosened teeth, and to replace teeth that have been knocked out. Mouth protectors help prevent injury to the mouth, teeth, lips, cheek …

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Synergy Training Program in Bull Valley

Synergy Training Program

On May 10, the staff Synergy Training Program was held at the Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, IL, and was attended by 150 dental staff members. The STP seminars educate surgeons and restorative dentists on advanced dental planning and treatment.  Speaker Jamie Schoessling RDH, spoke on “The Role of the Dental Staff in Implant Dentistry”.  The doctors here at OMS …

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Zygomatic Implant Seminar

California Scenery

Dr. Bruksch and Dr. Ozment attended a seminar at Alameda County Hospital in Oakland, California on Zygomatic Implants on April 22, 2013. It featured a live surgery seminar conducted by Doctor Edmond Bedrossian, DDS. Dr. Bedrossian has authored articles and textbook chapters on the management of the Zygomatic implant, as well as bone grafting techniques and immediate load protocols. Zygomatic …

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Dr. Bruksch – on a Mission to Save a Smile

Dr. Bruksch & Jeanne Bruksch in Panama

Dr. Kurt Bruksch just returned from a fantastic medical mission trip to the San Blas Islands, which are strung out along the Caribbean coast of Panama, South America. He traveled with a team of two dentists, 4 dental students and interpreters to provide much needed care and education to the Kuna people of Achutupu.  The trip was organized through Mission …

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IV Sedation in the Oral Surgery Office

Peaceful steps of IV sedation

For most people, the thought of surgery is a classic anxiety producer.  It is natural to fear the unknown, and wonder whether a procedure will hurt.  The good news is that today’s technology makes it possible to perform complex surgeries in our office setting with little or no discomfort to the patient. Since the earliest days of oral & maxillofacial …

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AES Meeting 2013

Dr. Bruksch attended the 2013 meeting of AES

Dr. Kurt Bruksch recently attended the American Equilibration Society meeting with his dental study club. Several nationally renowned speakers presented at the meeting. Doctors Terry Tanaka, Larry Wolford, Bill Arnett spoke about Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ), and Doctors Carl Misch and Dan Spagnoli discussed positioning of dental implants and tissue engineering. The American Equilibration Society, or AES, is a service …

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Graduate Synergy Training Program

Synergy Training Program

Study Club met on February 1, 2013, for the 3i Biomet Graduate Synergy Training Program.  The program offers interactive education and comprehensive training in all aspects of restorative implant dentistry. Guest speaker Dr. Smith of Prosthodontics Atlanta demonstrated fabrication of immediate temporary implant restoration. During the first half of the session, treatment planning and case presentations were discussed.  Part of …

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Synergy Training Program

Dr. Richard and guest speaker Dr. Bradley Purcell

Dr. John Richard and Dr. Brad Purcell discussed advanced dental implant strategy at the Synergy Training Program (STP). Biomet 3i, maker of dental implants, sponsors the program, which runs five times per year. The STP educates our surgeons and restorative dentist colleagues on advanced dental implant planning and treatment. Dr. Brad Purcell, prosthodontist from Columbus, Ohio, was the guest speaker …

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A Rejuvenating Evening

Botox Group

Crystal Lake OMS hosted their first facial rejuvenation evening.  We offered a special rate of $8 per unit for Botox cosmetic treatments and $500 for Juvéderm injection filler. It was a relaxing, casual atmosphere, with delicious hors d’oeuvres and glasses of wine. Dr. Ozment’s wife Nicole attended the evening, documenting the fun by taking photographs. Facial Rejuvenation procedures are performed …

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Welcome to our new Office Blog

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Welcome to the new website for Crystal Lake/Lake Geneva/Huntley/Burlington Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. We look forward to providing our patients an easy experience navigating the site. We also hope to provide an interesting and informative blog that will give our viewers an ever-expanding base of professional knowledge.

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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