Central Maryland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.A. (CMOMS) is comprised of Richard J. Nessif, D.D.S. and Domenick P. Coletti, D.D.S., M.D., FACS. We offer a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services:

  • Third molar and other dentoalveolar surgeryHoward County Oral Surgery, Laurel Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dental implant placement
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction
  • Bone-grafting
  • Soft tissue grafting
  • Oral diseases and infection

Maxillofacial Surgery Includes

  • Facial trauma and treatment
  • Microvascular reconstructive surgery
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

We have 3 oral and maxillofacial surgery operatories and 1 dental operatory with full sedation capabilities. Our suite also houses Baltimore Washington Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center, LLC, a Class C operating room where oral and maxillofacial surgery and pediatric dentistry will take place on an outpatient basis. The entire suite is staffed with experienced medical and dental clinicians to promote patient education, health, and well-being for the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is temporomandibular joint disorder?

A. Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD, is acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible (jaw bone) to the skull. Symptoms can include jaw pain, clicking or popping of the joint, and ear pain.

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

A. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep. As a result, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer. Your doctor or sleep specialist will tell you what treatment is right for you. Surgerycan create a more open airway so obstructions are less likely to occur.

For more information on oral and maxillofacial surgery, please visit the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) (link to http://www.aaoms.org/ )