By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer
Business name: Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates
Address: 172 Main St. (Rt. 20), Northborough and 113 Water St., Milford
Owners: Dr. Steven V. Pittman and Dr. John P. Ouano
Contact Information: Northborough, 508-393-1223; Milford, 508-473-7900 www.metrowestoralsurgical.com
What services do you provide?
“Our business is oral and maxillofacial surgery, so we remove wisdom teeth and place dental implants. We also treat facial trauma. If you were in a car accident or hit by a baseball in the face, we would be able to treat these injuries. If you need corrective jaw surgery, we are the oral and maxillofacial surgeons to see. We work with a patient's general dentist on a treatment plan for whatever the oral surgery needs may be,” said Caryn Pittman, professional relations coordinator for Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates.
The practice's two oral surgeons, Dr. Steven V. Pittman and Dr. John P. Ouano, are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons and are certified by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiologists.
Patients may be referred by their general dentist or may contact Metrowest Oral Surgical directly.
How long have you been in business?
“The practice was founded in Framingham in 1960, a location that has since been closed. The Milford office was opened in 1972,” Caryn said. “We opened up in Northborough over seven years ago, and built our new office three years ago.”
Are the same services available at both locations?
“Yes. Our oral surgeons travel to both offices. And some of the staff works in both Northborough and Milford as well. Both offices are fully staffed, and all our staff members are CPR-certified and trained in anesthesia assisting.
“Ninety percent of the work can be done in the offices. Some surgeries do need to be performed in the hospital, and patients with certain pre-existing conditions may need the surgery done in a hospital,” she said.
What is your newest equipment?
“We now have a cone beam computerized tomography unit, or CBCT, in each office. Before, patients had to go into Boston or to one of the major hospitals to have a CT scan. We can do scans on-site, which is much more convenient for the patient. We use dental CBCT scans for many diagnostic reasons. With dental implants, for example, we can see how much bone a patient has, how much thickness there is. If there's a nerve, we can see where that nerve really is. It's a three-dimensional version of an x-ray.”
What sets your office apart?
“Our experience and commitment to our patients. We'se well-known in both Northborough and Milford and in the surrounding communities. The professional community knows who we are, and we are well-respected by them.”