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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

January 17, 2020

After Facial Surgery, Tammy Says Goodbye to Years of Sleep Apnea

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Before coming to Mayo Clinic, Tammy Olson had been told the severe obstructive sleep apnea she’d been living with for years was beyond treatment. After meeting Christopher Viozzi, M.D., D.D.S., a Mayo Clinic oral and maxillofacial surgeon, however, Tammy found the help she so desperately needed.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Viozzi


December 2, 2019

Wide, Wonderful Smiles After Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Treatment

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For Rebecca and J Winkowski, learning that their daughter, Everly, would be born with a cleft lip and palate was an unexpected and unnerving discovery. But after meeting a compassionate team of Mayo Clinic physicians committed to Everly’s care, those feelings of anxiety and apprehension quickly vanished.

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Tags: Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic, Dental Specialties, Dr. Chad Rasmussen, Dr. John Volz, Dr. Mari Charisse Trinidad, Dr. Shelagh Cofer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology


November 4, 2019

Comprehensive Dental Care Produces Show-Stopping Smiles

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Feelings of gloom set in whenever Carys Rees-Baker and her family discussed the surgery Carys needed to fix her underbite. But the shadow lifted when Carys met a team of Mayo Clinic dental and maxillofacial specialists whose compassion assured her she would be well-cared for and the treatment well worth the effort.

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Tags: Dental Specialties, Dr. Chad Rasmussen, Dr. Jonathan Fillmore, jaw surgery


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