Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of Utah was founded 25 years ago by one surgeon in a small office in Bountiful. Today, the thriving practice has five board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons with more than 50 years of combined experience and offices in Layton, Ogden, Bountiful and Pleasant View. These doctors love their community and find great value in treating their patients.
The OMS of Utah mission statement sums up the way the doctors feel about their chosen profession. It reads: “We believe in using our gifts to create positive changes in health. We embrace compassion, innovation and integrity as we respectfully serve each person.”
“This statement was born out of much thought and many years of practice,” Dr. Michael Broadbent said. “Our patients are the reason we do what we do. Our team focuses on how best to serve them—to be compassionate and uphold the highest standard of care.”
Part of that ‘standard’ is the practice’s commitment to study and be up-to-date on the most recent treatment techniques and approaches to ensure patients comfort via state-of-the-art surgical techniques.
Dr. Adam McCormick, who recently earned the rare acceptance as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, said he understands when patients are coming in for surgery they are often anxious.
“We understand the word “surgery” can make people nervous,” Dr. McCormick said. “So we focus on patient experience and excellent medical practices. Even patients who have had bad experiences in the past are often surprised with the level of comfort they can achieve.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons attend four years of dental school, post undergrad, and then an additional four to six year surgical residency. They specialize in wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, facial cosmetics including face, brow and eyelid lifts, TMJ surgery, oral pathology, obstructive sleep apnea including help with snoring, bone grafting and facial trauma. The OMS of Utah surgeons perform simple surgeries in their four centers and more complex traumas and in depth surgeries in hospitals—where two doctors are always present and focused on the patient
The list of surgeries and procedures is extensive. “Because we are a patient-focused practice, we were the first to use a process called “platelet rich plasma,” Dr. Jason Chandler explained. “PRP is basically a process of spinning down the patient’s blood to concentrate the healing elements in the blood and then use that to speed up the patient’s recovery.
The practice leads in innovation in other areas as well—as one of the partners, Dr. Todd Liston, invented the Gingival Cuff Links system, which optimizes gum tissue healing around dental implants, and decreases pain associated with the placement of a dental implant.
Dr. Patrick Hall, the most recent addition to the practice, commented on the benefit of innovation in a surgical practice. “Many times, patients don’t know to ask if their surgeon is up-to-date on the most recent technology. But because our top priority is the patient, we have committed ourselves to best practices and modern technology.
Each doctor at the practice maintains board certification and continuing professional development so they can serve at the top of their field. They also ensure they are always available for emergencies or any concerns their patients may have.
Phone: (801) 779-0506