Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires an additional 4-6 years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. This training includes rotations in internal medicine, general surgery, anesthesia, critical care, along with plastic surgery, otolaryngology and oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Goddard, as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. Dr. Goddard practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. Dr. Goddard can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures. He is currently on staff with UPMC Altoona Hospital and provides consultation and surgical care for conditions related to trauma and pathology.
Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation and outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery to allow for a pleasant recovery.
The surgical staff at Altoona Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in the administration of IV sedation and surgery. All staff are informed administrative personnel, well versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.