As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Teenier manages a wide variety of problems relating to the oral, facial, head and neck regions. Dr. Teenier practices a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Head and Neck Surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery, wisdom tooth removal, corrective jaw surgery and Head and Neck Surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure via bone grafting with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We also diagnose facial pain, facial injuries, fractures, and tumors of the head and neck.
It is our mission at Bay Area Oral & Facial Surgery to provide the highest level of care to our patients based on individual needs. We will strive to make our patients feel comfortable and safe while they are in our care. Our team will also strive to obtain the best surgical outcomes possible. Our staff of highly trained individuals that have one goal in mind – PATIENT CARE AND SAFETY. We want to be part of your health care team, providing safe, compassionate and excellent oral and facial surgery. We ask that you consider our experience, credentials and compassion in this important selection process.
What should you ask about your oral surgeon?
Be skeptical of whose who promote themselves as an “implantologist” and if their sole training is a General Practice Residency (GPR), or hospital dentist. Although these individuals may be pleasant and affordable, they do not get the intensity of experience or length of training that a Board Certified MD or Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon does. The success of your surgery depends on the training and experience of your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Restorative Dentist/Dental Specialist working as a team.
A GPR (General Practice Residency) trained dentist are those who go one or two years of training beyond dental school ad are not Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons/Oral Facial Surgeon, but basically a dentist who has minimal dental privileges in the hospital setting. They cannot directly admit you to the hospital or perform medical procedures upon you if needed.
The surgical staff at Bay Area Oral & Facial Surgery are experienced, oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. All staff are intensely trained and informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and all are CPR certified. Our doctor lectures nationally on surgical airway management and is Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certified. This should give you comfort about the safety of your procedure.
Bay Area Oral & Facial Surgery is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m and Friday from 8a.m. until 3p.m. . 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. But due to the fact Dr. Teenier provides many types of oral, maxillofacial, head and neck and medical procedures, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for your stay at consultation. Please plan accordingly. Emergency/urgent cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Please plan for this and call ahead and/or bring some work or reading material in case this situation arises.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation and examination explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally if safe, 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. Safety is always our primary concern.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
IMPORTANT:All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit. The insured party must sign/co-sign all forms in the office. During the consultation visit it is very helpful to have the insured party, power of attorney. Split families will be required to have the biologic, adopted, insured parent co-sign all paperwork prior to surgery. We will attempt to make this as straight forward and simple as possible. If you have any concern please bring this to the attention of the staff or the Doctor at your visit.
Please alert the office staff 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, bleeding problems, etc.). If you are currently taking any significant medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, Coumadin, etc.) or any mobility issues such as difficulty walking, use of assistive devices (cane/walker) or you are confined to a wheelchair. This will also assist us in making your stay more pleasant.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink at least eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need a responsible adult to drive you home and take care of you/stay with you post operatively. Your driver must be present and stay during your surgery.
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office or bring them with you as needed. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility. The cost of these radiographs depends on the individual situation.
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of certain head/neck and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery problems. This technology provides full-cranial, highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontics, implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, jaw surgery and other problems associated with the head and neck. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones along with cross-sectional, axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies. These are all read and examined by a separate MD Radiologist.
For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards, most insurance plans, Care Credit/in house financing and most discount plans. We deliver the finest care in the area at the most reasonable cost to our patients by the most qualified surgeon in the area, therefore we require payment 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 361-814-3223. Many times, a simple telephone call will clear any misunderstandings if they occur. Sometimes estimates of surgical costs can be obtained prior to surgery.
Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage.
An estimate of benefits may be sent to your insurance and most insurance companies will respond within four to six weeks; however this is not a guarantee of payment. Your surgery can be done earlier by making payment by check, credit card, or in house financing. This can be discussed with the office manger to maximize your situation. Every case is different. 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.
At Bay Area Oral & Facial Surgery we make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. 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 361-814-3223.
Please call if you have any questions or concerns regarding your initial visit.
Please bring your insurance information/card with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.
It is important to be informed if you are covered by dental and/or medical insurance; our professional services are rendered and charged to you, the patient and not the insurance company. As a courtesy to you, we will file your insurance for these services.