Dr. Burton has been practicing oral surgery in Utah Valley since 2003. He was first attracted to Utah County while studying at BYU, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He then attended dental school at The University of Iowa, where he was awarded for clinical skills, leadership, and research. In addition to his academic credentials, Dr. Burton also has additional training and experience in corrective jaw surgery, dental implants, and oral cancer surgery.
Oral Surgery in the Utah Valley
Gum disease and gum tissue restoration are the result of periodontitis and involve making incisions along the gum line. The gum tissue is then repositioned and sutured back into place. This procedure also corrects gum recession, which occurs due to the disease. Afterward, a gum graft is used to reinforce the area of tissue loss. The donor tissue may be harvested from the roof of the mouth or purchased from a certified tissue bank.
In addition to patient care, an assistant is responsible for a number of back office duties, including greeting patients, taking x-rays, and following up with patients’ Periodontal professionals. They also take vital signs, route tissue samples, and assist in many surgical procedures, including oral surgery. In addition to assisting with dental procedures, an assistant may perform other tasks such as taking alginate impressions, administering IV sedation, and checking patients’ insurance eligibility.