Cleft Lip and Palate

We are so excited about the direction our practice is heading, our jaw surgery cases and cleft lip/cleft palate is picking up.  We have seen at least 20 consults for jaw surgery and a few for cleft lip/cleft palate.  We have had great success with these cases and the word is getting out that if you child has a cleft or needs jaw surgery, come see us!  Dr. Murphy is fellow ship trained in cleft and craniofacial surgery following his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN, where he also obtained his Medical Degree.  We are very excited that our practice is growing to include more Jaw surgery cases as well as Cleft and Craniofacial surgery cases. Come see Dr. Murphy!

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Wisdom Teeth

It’s that time of year again, sun is out pools are open, and teenagers are in need of getting their wisdom teeth out.  Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the very last teeth in your mouth.  Recovery is fairly quick and most teens are fully recovered in 4-6 days to pursue their summer activities.  Wisdom teeth can start to cause discomfort around the age of 16.  In most cases they need to be removed, they can cause infection, cavities, cysts/tumors or other pathology and even damage neighboring teeth.  When the tooth does not fully become visible it is “impacted” which is pretty common because most people just do not have enough room in their mouth for third molars.  Most wisdom teeth extractions are done under IV sedation.  Call us today for a consultation!

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National Anesthesia Assistant Certification Exam

Congratulations to Jackie and Stephanie for passing the National Anesthesia Assistant Certification Exam.  This is a self study class equivalent to taking a semester long course, all while working full time for Dr. Aric Murphy.  Not only are Jackie and Stephanie Certified Anesthesia Assistants, they are also Certified Surgical Assistants.  The Anesthesia Assistant Certification Course is designed for oral and maxillofacial surgery assistants in 5 different categories; basic sciences, evaluate and prepare patients, assist in administration of anesthetic drugs, prepare anesthesia equipment and perform patient monitoring, also assist with emergency treatment and protocols. Congratulations!

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Maxillofacial Trauma

Dr. Murphy is an expert in treating and repairing fractures of the upper and lower jaws as well as the orbit surrounding the eyes, and facial lacerations.  He is part of the facial trauma team at Medical Center of the Rockies which is a Level II (two) trauma center and Proude Valley Hospital a Level III (three) trauma center.  These two centers treat serious trauma injuries.  If you, or anyone you know go through a facial injury, and require a trip to the emergency room, be sure to ask for an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to be called for a consult.  Sometimes, depending on your insurance, they may not pay unless you have been seen in the emergency room within 24-48 hours of the accident, and sough treatment for your injury.

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Pediatric Maxillofacial Trauma

Exciting news for Murphy Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery!

Dr. Murphy is going to give a lecture at “GRAND ROUNDS” on February 26, 2014 at the Medical Center of the Rockies.  His topic, “Pediatric Maxillofacial Trauma,” will be telecast throughout the University of Colorado Health System including Denver and Colorado Springs.  He is extremely enthused to lecture on this topic and show others his passion for what he loves.

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