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What are some tips on finding an oral surgeon on the Internet?

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If you don’t have a regular dentist who can recommend an oral surgeon, and friends or family can’t help, use the Internet.

Some sites rate surgeons and their offices, but read reviews critically. To one person, someone who’s all-business has no bedside manner. To another, that same professional is great because he’s all-business.

Websites can also give you background on the doctor; things like education, experience, and professional affiliations.

Call your state medical board for more information.

SOURCES:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: “Who We Are.”

Consumer Reports: “How to find a good doctor.”

Consumer Reports: “How to find the right surgeon.”

Cleveland Clinic: “How Do You Judge Quality.”

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: “Who We Are.”

Consumer Reports: “How to find a good doctor.”

Consumer Reports: “How to find the right surgeon.”

Cleveland Clinic: “How Do You Judge Quality.”

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 29, 2018

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