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Background Information

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. DeMaio & Rutner manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Drs. DeMaio & Rutner practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal, to corrective jaw surgery, TMJ surgery, facial trauma surgery, and facial cosmetic/plastic surgery. Our doctors also treat a large pediatric population that is unsurpassed by any other oral maxillofacial surgery office in the area and have been selected as Top Dentists in "New Jersey Monthly Magazine.”

Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.

Surgical Staff

The surgical staff at our practice are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. All staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified. Our office is also accredited by the state of NJ Board of dentistry to perform out patient general anesthesia in a monitored setting.

Consultation

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.

A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).

X-Rays

If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.

Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Rutner will be happy to extend a complimentary facial cosmetic consultation to anyone who mentions viewing the website.

Scheduling

Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8 am until 5 pm with Tuesdays till 6:30 pm. We are also always available on the weekends for emergencies. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.

We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact that our practice provides surgical services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Please call 908-654-6030 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Financial Information

For your convenience, we accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at 908-654-6030. Many times, a simple telephone call will clear any misunderstandings.

Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage.

We will send you a monthly statement. Most insurance companies will respond within four to six weeks. Please call our office if your statement does not reflect your insurance payment within that time frame. Any remaining balance after your insurance has paid is your responsibility. Your prompt remittance is appreciated. We can make arrangements for a monthly payment plan, but that must be implemented prior to the actual procedure.

We also offer commercial payment plans such as Care Credit with little or no interest monthly payments

Insurance Information

At our office we make every effort to provide you with the finest surgical care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this goal, we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. Our office also participates in several dental insurance plans. Due to the nature of these plans we sometimes add or drop specific plans. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date. They can be reached by phone at 908-654-6030. Please call if you have any questions or concerns regarding your initial visit. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Videos

Our online videos are presented in order to help you understand more about the oral surgery procedures we perform. Please choose a specific video of your interest.

Online Patient Registration Form

Please download and fill-out the forms below. After you have completed the forms, please make sure to bring them on your first visit to our office. The security and privacy of your personal data is one of our primary concerns and we have taken every precaution to protect it.

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More Information

The following websites are provided as a resource for our patients looking for more information. This section contains hyperlinks to World Wide Web sites that are created and maintained by other organizations. We have included these links because we think that our patients may find them of interest. Keep in mind that Drs. DeMaio & Rutner do not necessarily endorse the views expressed on these websites. Also, we do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information presented on these sites.

WebDental - American based dental database

Medscape - Searchable commercial collection of full-text articles from such useful sources as the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

American Academy of Implant Dentistry

American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons - find information about oral and maxillofacial surgery including cancer, dental implants, sports safety, jaw surgery, and more.

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

American Medical Association

American Dental Association - ADA Online - access to news, publications, and products and services related to dental health.

Oral Cancer Information Center - US based web-site