We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist, Dr. Joseph E. Pierse of Precision Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Phoenix. Dr. Pierse is an oral surgeon who treats patients of all ages. Some of his services include wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, TMJ treatment, 3D imaging and more!
What made you decide to become an oral surgeon?
I have always liked working with head and neck anatomy. I enjoyed trauma and reconstructive surgery in my residency. In dental school, I got to partake in maxillofacial surgeries for cancer patients.
What is your specialty/area of interest?
Pathology and reconstructive surgery. I’ve worked on patients who suffered gunshot wounds, high speed accidents and head and neck trauma.
What types of cases do you see in your Phoenix office?
Our Phoenix office has been open about 2 years and we work on cases such as wisdom teeth removal, pathology, implants, TMJ surgery and joint reconstruction.
I am well-trained in anesthesia and ear, nose and throat.
What’s your favorite part about being an oral surgeon?
I enjoy putting people back together and giving them a better quality of life than they had before. Seeing the finished result is rewarding.
If you could tell patients to stop doing one thing, what would it be?
Keep up with your regular visits to the dentist. It’s a good way to retain your teeth. Once you start losing your teeth, your quality of life changes.
What is the best dental advice you’ve ever received?
Treat every patient the same way you would treat your spouse and children. I’ve held this philosophy from dental school until now.
Tell me a little more about your practice.
When a patient comes to my office, we treat them as an individual. Everyone that enters this office is family. We are a family-run business where the patient comes first.
When I became a doctor, I took on a life of service. We treat a great deal of military, police and firemen and women.
What are three things that always make you smile?
- My beautiful wife
- My 3 kids
- Off-roading with my Landover
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