Welcome to our web site and thank you for allowing
us to participate in your care. The following information will
help you to understand how our office functions.
Oral and Maxillofacial surgery is the specialty
of dentistry which focuses on the surgical treatment of diseases,
deformities and injuries of the mouth and face. Following the
completion of dental school, an oral surgeon will spend four
or more years in a residency program studying oral and facial
surgery, as well as anesthesia, general surgery and medicine.
Drs. Dachille, Laing and Paladino are board certified
Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons. We offer a full scope of surgical
services. Our staff consists of caring and dedicated health-care
professionals who communicate well with the patients to insure
that all questions and concerns are addressed. Our office is
one of the most up to date and well-equipped facilities in the
area. All necessary anesthesia and emergency resuscitative equipment
is present. We are very proud of the excellent reputation our
practice of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery has developed and
constantly strive to make all patient visits as pleasant as
Your first visit to our office will, most likely,
be for a consultation with Dr. Dachille, Dr. Laing and Dr. Paladino. It is important
for us to meet you and review your x-rays and examine you to
determine what surgery is necessary and where the surgery can
be safely performed. Most routine oral surgery is done in the
office in our operating room. At times, due to health concerns
and/or the complexity of the surgery, the procedure will need
to be done at the hospital. This will be discussed with you
during your consultation. Several different anesthetic techniques
can be utilized to accomplish the surgery. Local anesthesia,
intravenous sedation and intravenous general anesthesia may
be used. A recommendation regarding an appropriate type of anesthesia
will be discussed during the consultation.
Drs. Dachille, Laing and Paladino are available Monday
through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00pm.To schedule an appointment,
contact the office at 412-653-7400. Every effort will be made
to accommodate your schedule. Please bring your referral form,
x-rays and insurance information to your consultation appointment.
Also, a parent or guardian should accompany patients under the
age of 18.
Insurance for Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
can be confusing. Some policies will cover the surgery as a
medical expense, while others cover it under a dental plan.
Most often, impacted wisdom teeth are covered by medical insurance.
Routine extractions are usually covered by dental insurance.
Our insurance coordinator will make every effort to simplify
and verify your type of coverage prior to surgery. While we
participate in most (HMO) managed care programs, you must have
a referral from your primary care physician before you are examined
in our office. Most medical procedures (biopsies, infections,
TMJ, wisdom teeth extraction) will require this referral. Our
insurance coordinator will file your insurance claim. Upon our
receipt of an insurance payment, any balance will be billed
to you. Co-payments and deductibles are payable on the day of
your surgery. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and personal
Please call our office at 412-653-7400 if you
have any questions or concerns regarding your initial consultation.