Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, our Doctors manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. We practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Our team is trained in assisting with intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
Drs. Franco and Price’s practice, DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, has been accredited by the Joint Commission as an Office-Based Surgery facility since June 2011. Our oral surgeons and team are proud to be one of the few accredited Office-Based Surgery facilities in the Dallas, Texas, metroplex.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) is an independent, non-profit, national body that oversees the safety and quality of health care and other services provided in accredited organizations. JCAHO is universally recognized as America’s premier accrediting body for hospitals and surgery centers. The Joint Commission performs an on-site survey of our facility every three years. This is a voluntary process that results in substantial expense to the practice. However, we believe that accreditation is in the best interest of our patients and team.
When an individual has any concerns about patient care and safety in the practice, which the practice has not addressed, he or she is encouraged to contact the practice’s management. If the concerns cannot be resolved through the practice, the individual is encouraged to contact the Joint Commission.
The public may contact the Joint Commission’s Office of Quality Monitoring to report any concerns or register complaints about a Joint Commission-accredited health care organization by either calling 1-800-994-6610 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our team at DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has experienced, certified surgical assistants who aid in administration of IV sedation and surgery. They are also CPR-certified and well-versed in health and insurance policies.
Meet our doctors
Pedro Franco, DDS
Dr. Pedro Franco was born in Cali, Colombia. He attended Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Dentistry, in Bogota, Colombia, where he earned his DDS degree and completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency. Following his surgical training in Colombia, Dr. Franco went to Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago completing an oral and maxillofacial training program under Drs. Mark Steinberg and Louis Mercuri. He then spent 15 months in a postgraduate fellowship program at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, with Dr. Larry Wolford. Following the fellowship, he returned to Colombia and built a successful private practice in Bogota, in addition to joining Pontificia Javeriana University as a clinical professor.
In 2000, Dr. Pedro Franco came back to Dallas and joined the oral and maxillofacial surgery faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A & M University System Health Science Center. He was employed as a full-time professor instructing the undergraduate and graduate students on oral surgical techniques.
After five years at Baylor, Dr. Franco entered into private practice, but remained as a part-time faculty member. He is currently the president of major oral surgeons’ organization.
In his private practice, Dr. Franco practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with an emphasis in temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, reconstructive surgery. He has special interest in performing facial cosmetic and orthognathic jaw surgery, as well as placing dental implants. Dr. Franco has hospital privileges at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Franco travels to other countries on mission trips to treat patients with cleft lip and palate deformities, and children with craniofacial syndromes. He also lectures internationally on the topics of facial reconstruction, dental implants, temporomandibular joint, and orthognathic surgery.
As a dedicated husband and father, Dr. Franco has many interests outside of his specialty. He enjoys running, cooking, traveling, and spending time with his family. In addition to personal hobbies, he belongs to non-profit organizations such as Healing the Children and the United for Colombia. Further charitable activities include orchestrating and performing pro-bono medical care for patients from other countries who can benefit from advanced procedures and techniques offered in the U.S.
Practice Manager Diana accepted the position as practice manager at DFWOMS fall of 2012, and has over twenty years of experience in the dental profession. She graduated from the same university as Dr. Franco, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, with a degree in general dentistry, and successfully managed her own dental and cosmetic practice in Colombia for thirteen years. Diana moved to the United States before her third child was born and decided to be a stay at home mom at that time. She has been in the U.S since 2003 with her children, with the dreams that she would one day rejoin her passion in the dental profession. She has become a huge asset to our practice and we are very grateful to have Diana managing the team with the determination and enthusiasm that she possesses.
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