Training and Education Received by ORA Oral Surgeons
Oral surgery can be a major proposition, and patients facing these procedures gain peace of mind when they know that the oral surgeon has the training, experience and expertise needed for a successful surgery.
When choosing an oral surgeon in Downtown Chicago, patients should carefully consider the qualifications of the professionals who will be operating on them.
The oral surgeons at at ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, Dr. Steven Koos and Dr. Brian Shah, are accomplished professionals who have dedicated themselves to excellence, reaching well beyond the basic requirements for oral surgery practice.
Dr. Koos belongs to an exclusive group of oral surgeons who also graduated from medical school, earning his dental degree from Northwestern and his medical degree from Case Western. He also completed an intensive six-year surgical residency in which he rotated through the top Cleveland hospitals. That educational path gave Dr. Koos countless opportunities to enhance and hone his surgical skills by working with varying patient populations and conditions.
An honored and accomplished oral surgeon, Dr. Koos belongs to a number of professional associations including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Koos was awarded the Patient’s Choice Award in 2011, an honor achieved by a mere 5 percent of physicians.
Dr. Koos also has demonstrated a commitment to practicing oral surgery in an environmentally sustainable fashion. He is a certified sustainability practitioner (CSR-P) and serves on the Council for Environmentally Responsible Surgery as well as the advisory board of the Eco-Dentistry Association.
Like Dr. Koos, Dr. Brian Shah also holds dual degrees in dentistry and medicine. He earned his dental degree from The Ohio State School of Dentistry and graduated from medical school at Harvard University. Dr. Shah completed his surgical residency at several Boston-area hospitals.
Dr. Shah is also a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and holds membership in a number of professional dental and medical organizations.
All oral surgeons must complete a post-graduate residency in the specialty after finishing dental school, but this is the minimum qualification to practice oral surgery. The most dedicated practitioners will pursue ongoing education opportunities and strive to become leaders in the field, as the oral surgeons at ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio have.
To learn more about Drs. Koos and Shah and to schedule a consultation in the Chicago area, call 312-328-9000 today.