Dr. Dessner began his "people oriented" style of oral surgery practice in 1976. By focusing on patient concerns he has built a reputation for caring and satisfying patients with even the most complex problems.
An Emphasis On Education
His training is extensive and includes degrees in general dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Among his academic honors are Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. These are awarded, by examination, to only the most qualified surgeons. Additionally, he edits the Oral Surgery Bulletin, an educational publication read by many area dentists, and has taught oral surgery at the University of Illinois.
While teaching, Dr. Dessner has continued to learn. He has completed advanced courses on state-of-the-art methods such as medical lasers and orthognathic surgery. He is also a recognized expert on oral implants and frequently conducts implant seminars.
Dr. Dessner has performed thousands of office oral surgery procedures under general anesthesia. His practice sets an example for the safety and comfort of patients who require surgical removal of wisdom teeth, difficult extractions, oral surgery for endodontic or orthodontic purposes, preprosthetic surgery and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
His office has been approved for surgery and anesthesia by the Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and by the State Department of Education and Regulation. Dr. Dessner often performs advanced surgery to correct facial deformities and treat accident injuries. He is on staff at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield and Valley Ambulatory Surgicenter in St. Charles, IL.
Patient Satisfaction Approach
With all his extensive experience and education, Dr. Dessner knows that how he treats each patient as a person is just as important to them as how he treats their individual needs. When asked to summarize his philosophy of care, he says, "To care for patients in a way that not only solves their problem but makes them feel they are better cared for here than anywhere else."