Choosing an Oral Surgeon for Your Dental Implants

At Dugan, Sweeney & Barroner Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery we encourage our patients to know the facts about their procedure, check the credentials of the doctors and then meet the staff to see if it is a good fit. There is no doubt, our staff is trained, skilled and ready to provide you with the kind of friendly service and superior results that will keep you smiling confidently for many years to come.
Missing a tooth or teeth can be devastating. Luckily, dental implants will restore your smile, making it strong and stunning again.

Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants fuse to your bone for a stable bite, promote bone growth in your jaw, and restore the beauty of your smile. When cared for properly, your dental implants can last a lifetime. Choosing dental implants over dentures and bridges is a no brainer. The hard part is choosing a trustworthy and skilled provider.

Dental implant treatments are fairly simple. In fact, placing a dental implant usually takes less than an hour to perform. The bulk of your treatment will occur during the healing process outside of the dental office – this is when the implant fuses to your jaw bone. Even though dental implants are a fairly uncomplicated treatment, they’re still an in-office surgical procedure that require a skilled surgeon with a keen eye for cosmetics and oral surgery.

Many general dentists are licensed to perform dental implant treatments, but the truth is that most general dentists don’t have the same focused training and education in implantology as specialists. One study in 2014 found that implant success rates are higher when they’re performed by a dental specialist.

The Qualified Oral Surgeons at Snyder and Dugan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA:

The physicians at Snyder & Dugan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA understand the intricacies of your mouth’s bone, skin, muscles, and nerves, ensuring that your treatment is as successful and painless as possible. All of the doctors at Snyder and Dugan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are well-rounded, highly educated, and have extensive surgical experience that’s specifically geared towards placing implants. 

Michael Dugan, D.M.D.

Dr. Michael Dugan is a compassionate dental implants provider, who has focused experience with dental implants. He attained his D.M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. After spending 4 years as an officer in the army, Dr. Dugan returned to receive special training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Brooklyn.

During his five-year residency program, he focused his training on oral-facial trauma, reconstruction, and dental implant surgery. In his last year of residency, he excelled to become chief resident of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn.

His passion for cosmetic dentistry led him to complete a fellowship at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, where he perfected his ability to execute facial cosmetic surgery, corrective jaw surgery, and dental implant surgery. 

He remains up-to-date on the latest and greatest in implant techniques and technology, so he can provide you with the most successful dental implant treatments. He’s an active member in a variety of dental associations. Dr. Duggan treats all of his patients with the utmost respect and compassion. You can expect to have your dental implant treatment tailored to suit your individual needs.   

Patrick Sweeney, D.M.D., M.D.

Like his partner, Dr. Sweeney prides himself in remaining knowledgeable in the most effective techniques, so he can guarantee your treatment is a success. Dr. Sweeney received his D.M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated with distinction on the Dean’s List.

After his General Dental Practice Residency at Erie County Medical Center, he went on to begin his Oral and Maxillofacial Training Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His hunger for knowledge and experience led Dr. Sweeney to receive his medical doctorate, as well as Laser Certification in Dentistry and Medicine, and a General Surgery Certification. Dr. Sweeney is an ambitious doctor, who is also a staff member at UPMC Passavant Hospital in North Hills and UPMC Cranberry.

To remain on top of the latest and most effective techniques in oral surgery and implantology, Dr. Sweeney is a member in a number of oral and maxillofacial surgeon and implantology associations. Dr. Sweeney has ample experience placing implants, so your dental implant treatment is as beautiful and painless as possible.

• Meghan Barroner, D.M.D.

Dr. Barroner earned her D.M.D. from Temple’s Kornberg School of Dental Medicine, where she prestigiously graduated valedictorian of her dental class. She then went to Indianapolis, Indiana, where she spent 6 months completing an anesthesiology residency at Wishard Hospital. You can rest easily, knowing that she’s highly focused in anesthesiology.

After her residency, she completed her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at University of Rochester, where she focused on dentoalveolar, anesthesia, implants, othognathic jaw surgery, and trauma. Her academic accomplishments shine through her research. She also published two scholarly articles. Dr. Barroner is a highly professional oral surgeon, who will go out of her way to make sure you’re comfortable and happy with your treatment.

Choose an Oral Surgeon for Dental Implants

If you’re suffering from tooth loss in Pittsburgh, PA, choose one of the qualified and friendly oral surgeons at Snyder & Dugan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for dental implants. The physicians at Snyder and Dugan are board certified, so your health is in the most competent care. Your safety, well-being, and happiness are their number one priority. The entire staff at Snyder and Dugan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are dedicated to restoring your smile and dental health with dental implants.

For your convenience, they have five convenient locations, so you can schedule your appointment today at one of their locations: Pittsburgh, Butler, Zelienople, Grove City, or Greenville, PA. 

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