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Dr. Brian Dorfman

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Anthem, AZ
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

Anthem, AZ

Address

42104 N. Venture Dr, Suite A-106, Anthem, AZ, US
Directions

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The Center For Oral and Facial Surgery

Anthem, AZ

About

Bio

Dr. Dorfman is a Board Certified Dual Degree (MD, DMD) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon specializing in Dental Implants, Teeth In A Day, Bone Grafting, Orthognathic Jaw Surgery, Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatments. His office is state of the art with in office Cone Beam CT.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

132 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
YES!: Dental implants are actually the most successful procedure an oral surgeon performs today. With a 95-99% success rate according to studies, there are... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Although it is not a very good option, it is possible. The long term prognosis is not very good. Partial dentures can also damage other teeth, gums a... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: Dependingon whether you are a candidate for an immediate implant (placing the implant at the time of extraction) the time can be 3 months up to 8 mont... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Missing Teeth: Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, you are a dental implant candidate. If you have failing teeth or teeth in prro condition yo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: The procedure is succcessful if performed by an experienced surgeon.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
It depends: Most dental implant procedures do not cause much discomfort if performed by properly trained individuals. The extent of the bone grafting will determ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Cement or screw: Depending on the practitioner and hte situation a crown can be cemented onto an abutment or the crown and abutment are integrated and the whole unit i... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Alignment: This surgery is used to correct the growth disturbance in the uuper jaw caused by the original clefts. It is performed in the teens to early twenties... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
None: If you already have caries, there is no holistic way to cure it. It must be mechanically removed. There are some holistic ways to prevent caries tho... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Not much: They work the same way, one product has a slight difference in chemical structure.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on the severity of the infection and if it was treated properly. Can range from a day or two to a few weeks.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Not done properly: The only way this can occur is if the implant is place incorrectly and it has perforated the jaw on the tongue side of the mandible. If the drill perf... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Electric or sonic toothbrushes are preferred because they are less traumatic and more efficient than manual brushing.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Committment: You must attend dental school and then do very well to be near the top of your class. Then you have to be accepted into a residency program which is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: The type of bone grafting procedure and extent of the graft will determine what you would expect. There are many types of grafts for the upper jaw inc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
No: This is not contagious, everyone harbours this fungus, but it only manifests itself when your immune system is decreased or if you are on antibiotics ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Several medications: Speak to the surgeon and let them know she has n/v. They can prescribe one of several meds to help this very quickly.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: The recovery time depends on the type and extent of bone grafting performed. It can be from a a day to a few weeks.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
More Training: An oral and maxillofacial suegeon has focused training from anywhere from 4-6 years depending on the program. This is entirely focused around the face... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Not Usually: The discomfort is comparable to having a tooth extracted if the implant is a standard root form implant. Older implant types such as subperiosteal im... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: If it is just a piece of collagen to cover over the bone graft in an extraction socket and it has been in place for a few days, it should do just fine... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Many possibilities: The cyst may be caused by several factors. It can come from a "dead" tooth, from the tissue around the root of the tooth, from other tissue near the ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Snoring Cures: I have a very busy practice which addresses snoring and sleep apnea. I would say that you should have obstructive sleep apnea ruled out prior to just... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Lip biting can cause mucoceles which are whitish blue fluid filled lesions. They are from damaged minor salivary glands and ducts in the lip. Sometime... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Chest XRAY: You need to get a chest xray to make sure that you did not aspirate it into your lung. Most of the time it is in your stomach and will pass, but if i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
3-4 months usually: A bone graft in the mouth usually takes from 3-4 months to fully heal. This also depends on the size, location, and type of graft used. Bone harvest... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Jaw Surgery Diet: Most patients lose about 5-7% of their body weight after orthognathic surgery depending on the procedures performed, the weight returns once on a regu... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Definitely Not: A block graft from the chin is a very invasive procedure with a significant amount of morbidity, even in the best surgical hands. Allografts used wit... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Possibly: You need to seek the help of a board certified oral surgeon to correctly diagnose and treat your problem. If its ted, it may only require a splint or... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Abscess: This is the classic presentation for a subperiosteal abscess. Food debris gets trapped under the gums as they heal. This results in an infection in t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Peritonsilar abscess: This may be a peritonsillar abscess. Make an appt to see your physician.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: If the tooh was not root canaled, the nerve may be dying and the pressure changes will ellicit the pain. If the tooth did have a root canal and you a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Many possibilities: Depending on the area of the throat, it can be many different things. Most people see their tonsils when they look in their throat, if this is the ca... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Very Easy: The crown is easily removed with a crown bumper or handpiece. If there is any decay underneath it can be removed, if there is severe decay the tooth ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
A day or 2: Most of my patients are back to work the following day as long as the denture fits well. The discomfort is minimal and as long as the general dentist... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Dental Implants: Sometimes a dental implant can be placed at the same appointment that the tooth is removed. In 2-4 months the final restoration can be placed on the ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
No, Not True: Gum tissue will attach gently to an implant surface via a junctional epithelium. This attachment is very weak and is easily broken with a probe at th... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Sounds like Reflux: Substernal "burning" is often a symptom of reflux, especially if it gets worse when lying down. Seek the advice of your physician to make sure this i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Possibly: Depends on what you mean by an 'instant implant' this is not the typical term used. An immediate implant requires the extraction because that means ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Possibly: This may be the flu. It can also be any number of viral illnesses. If it continues seek the advice of you physician.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Benzodiazepines: Benzodiazepines are a class of medications that are often prescribed for anxiolysis. They include drugs like valium, halcion, xanax, (alprazolam) etc... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Antifungals: See your physician who will prescibe you an antifungal. There are oral forms ANS vaginal suppositories.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Possibly: If there is not enough bone below the sinus in this area in your particular case, this may be a necessity. In some individuals the siuns done not com... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Not usually: With todays technology the entire process can take as little as 3-4 months in the right situations and properly trained surgeons. Immediate implants ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: Costs of dental implants vary from region to region. Be very careful when seeking out a properly trained individual. Do not look for the "cheapest" ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Vegans can actually have higher rates of caries because their diets contain a lot more carbohydrates which the oral bacteria use to produce acids whic... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
RLS?: This may be an indicator of restless leg syndrome or other slepp disturbance. Ask your physician to send you for a sleep study if this is a recuurren... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Not Necessarily: Long term treatment has been linked to bisphosphonate related osteonecosis of the jaws (bronj). With long term treatment as you mentioned you need to... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: There are several types of oral surgical procedures for orthodontic issues. The expectaions are different for ach procedure. The procedures can rang... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Infection: Most likely an infective process, possibly sinus infection with constant drainage. See your physician to be evaluated.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dorfman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dorfman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dorfman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks a lot for your reply. I do not have my wisdom teeth anymore. My jaw is popping and clicking hurts to talk eat open close pain relief?
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! He did give Tylenol 3, pinicillin, & Motrin. It's just scary having a hole from mouth to sinus. Not normal.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm just looking into options...thank you...can any facial stuff help?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UMDNJ UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Newark, NJ

Awards

AADR / IADR Student Research Fellowship Award Winner 1998
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Student Research Scholarship 1998
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Special Recognition Award 1998

Affiliations

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Publications

Use of the Antilingula as a sole determinant of Intraoral Vertical Ramus Ostetomy Position
Accuracy of Using The Antilingula As A Sole Determinant In Vertical Ramus Osteotomy Placement.
Pigmented Lesions of The Oral Cavity
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