We are a boutique oral surgery practice that caters to our patient's needs. Our goal is to make every patient feel at home in our office. Our practice specializes in every aspect of oral and maxillofacial surgery including: dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions, IV sedation, extractions, oral pathology, and corrective jaw surgery among others.
Dr. Blum's specialty is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which includes dental implants, cosmetic procedure, extractions, and corrective surgery of the mouth, gums, and jaws. In addition, he performs biopsies to help diagnose oral cancer and treats patients with temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). A significant portion of Dr. Blum's practice involves dental implants. As one of Florida's premier dental implantologists, Dr. Blum is proud of the fact that dental implants have a truly remarkable success rate. When compared to more traditional treatment options like dentures, bridges, and crowns, he views dental implants as highly beneficial to patients in the long term. Dr. Blum is a strong believer in procedures being made as easy as possible on the patient. One unique aspect of his practice is the number of "immediate load" implant cases performed. Where circumstances allow, patients come into Dr. Blum's office and leave with their new teeth, thereby avoiding multiple visits to complete treatment. This is something patients vastly prefer yet it is a rare scenario in practices performing dental implants. His practice performs a great deal of digital photography, which makes it easier and faster to create accurate before and after photos of patients' treatment. When appropriate, Dr. Blum works closely with other dentists and physicians to ensure that patients receive the benefits of a multi-disciplinary approach. Education: BS, University of Florida, Gainsville DDS, Emory University School of Dentistry, Atlanta, GA Residency, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine Fellowship, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, North Wales Hospital Service, UK Certifications: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 1978 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Care, American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association Advanced Trauma Life Support, American College of Surgeons Hospital Appointments: Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami, Fl. Clinical Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Miami of Medicine