Heritage Oral Surgery & Implant Centers
Dr. R. Dean Lang, Dr. Payam Samouhi & Dr. Don Kim
22142 Sherman Way #201, Canoga Park | 818-703-8200 | heritageoralsurgery.com
Replacing lost teeth with dental implants is a significant step in restoring health and function to your dentition and your jaws. The final product is the closest thing to a natural tooth. It feels and functions like a natural tooth, which means that an implant-crown unit needs to be maintained just like a tooth. Brushing and flossing daily as well as regular professional cleanings are paramount when it comes to preventing “gum disease” and bone loss around implants. If maintained properly, dental implants can last for decades.
We offer the latest and most advanced techniques in oral surgery and dental implant services utilizing state-of-the-art technology. Our scope encompasses all aspects of dental surgery, wisdom tooth removal, dental implant placement, bone grafting, biopsy and treatment of cysts and tumors of the oral cavity and jawbones, full arch reconstruction, as well as corrective jaw surgery. We provide in-house three-dimensional imaging and general anesthesia. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we are able to take on challenging cases and restore full form and function—transforming our patients’ lives.
Before & After
Some patients have lost several teeth in the upper or lower arch over the years, and the remaining teeth are also in poor condition. Nowadays we refer to this situation as “terminal dentition.” Instead of trying to save the remaining teeth and “build” around them, it may be better to remove the existing teeth and start from scratch. With proper planning, it is now possible for you to come into our office, spend about three hours with us and leave with your old teeth removed and a new set of teeth placed that are held in by dental implants!
What would you like potential patients to know about you?
“We are not your average oral surgery practice. From the moment you walk in, you will experience the difference. Our office looks and feels more like a spa than a traditional health care office. The surroundings are warm and comforting. You will be greeted by kind and knowledgeable staff who will guide you through the whole process. The doctors will treat you with respect and care for you like family.”
How do you work with other health care professionals to care for your patients?
“Our office is constantly in contact with other dental and medical health care professionals to make sure each patient’s care is carefully coordinated. Whether it’s the general dentist, orthodontist, endodontist or primary care physician involved in the treatment, they will be kept informed of all treatment plans and procedures. Our doctors will personally reach out to their colleagues to discuss treatment in detail and come up with the best scenario for the patient.”
To what do you attribute your practice’s growth?
“Our referring dentists recognize that their patients will get not only the best surgical results in our office but also superior service. Furthermore many of our patients are so pleased with their experience that they refer their family members and friends to us. In addition we sponsor multiple continuing education seminars throughout the year for our referring doctors, thus allowing them to keep up with the latest in dentistry and practice management. All of our positive online reviews have also had an impact on patients.”