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Michael Whitcomb, DMD, MD

Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery

Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery
    
    Michael Whitcomb, DMD, MD

By
Steve
Gamel

As Dr. Michael Whitcomb has already proven in
his young career, there’s no such thing as jumping too early at an
opportunity. Before finishing his final year of residency in oral and
maxillofacial surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University, Dr. Whitcomb
heard from a reliable source that a premier oral surgery group over 2,000
miles away in Texas might have an opening in the not-so-distant future. But
rather than passively waiting for that day to come, he reached out on a whim
to throw his name in

for consideration.

As it turns out, the rumors were true. And as
far as first impressions go, he nailed it. Dr. Whitcomb is expected to
complete his residency in June and immediately join Northern Texas Facial
& Oral Surgery in Grapevine in July. He replaces respected surgeon,
Navy Veteran, and long-time partner Dr. Craig Buchmann, who is retiring. Dr.
Whitcomb couldn’t be more honored to join the practice and contribute in a
meaningful way.

“Some people might have waited until later in
their final year, but I thought it was better to be proactive,” Dr. Whitcomb
said. “These opportunities don’t happen that often, so when I heard about it
from different people, I knew I had to jump at it.”

Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery
Michael Whitcomb, DMD, MD |
Michael R. Pace, DDS, MD | David K. Hunter, DDS | Dean B. Spingola, DMD, MD |
Brandon R. Brown, DDS

Hyper-Specialized Care

The partnership between the practice and Dr.
Whitcomb couldn’t be more perfect. For more than 30 years, dentists, doctors,
and patients have trusted Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery for
its unrivaled oral and maxillofacial surgery care and commitment to always
having one eye on the future of the industry. Far from one-dimensional, this
team has undergone rigorous training and certifications that allow them to
effectively treat any mouth and jaw condition. This includes everything from
wisdom teeth extractions and dental implants to corrective jaw surgery,
facial trauma, sleep apnea, TMJ surgery, and more.

For
patients, this means hyper-specialized
care from a team that has seen
and
treated it all without the
need to refer out to other providers.

While North Texas residents have options for
their oral surgery needs, NTFOS stands out because it has compiled a team of
doctors that includes familiar faces such as Drs. David Hunter, Dean
Spingola, Brandon Brown, and Michael Pace strategically spread out over
locations in Grapevine, Keller, Irving, and Flower Mound. Adding Dr. Whitcomb
bolsters their skillset while adding a younger, fresher approach to oral
surgery care.

“I am
excited to have him at our practice,” Dr. Hunter said. Dr. Whitcomb will be
with Dr. Hunter at the Grapevine office. “His training program is
exceptional, and he will bring new ideas. He is very personable, which makes
for a great combination. It has been great to see young surgeons in our group
develop over the years.”

“I’ve been fortunate to experience a broad
scope of training, and I’ll bring that experience with me to this amazing
practice,” Dr. Whitcomb added. “As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we are a
hyper-specialized group that can handle any sort of issues in the head and
neck region and provide surgical procedures for patients efficiently and
safely. Another benefit is that we are experienced in anesthesia and
in-office sedations that make each procedure that much more comfortable for
our patients.”

More About
Dr. Whitcomb

Dr. Whitcomb
was born and raised in New Hampshire and was the first in his family to
attend college. He completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College,
then earned his doctorate from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of
Dental Medicine in 2017 and his Medical Degree from Oregon Health Sciences
University School of Medicine in 2019.

He’s been in a six-year surgical residency
ever since and said the latest opportunity is not only important from a
career perspective but is also exciting on a personal level. He and his wife,
Emily, have a baby boy named William and have family in
Texas.

“One of my best friends was two years ahead
of me in school, and he ended up going to dental school,” Dr. Whitcomb said.
“We always stayed close, and I remember him sharing with me that, ‘If you’re
thinking of going into healthcare, you should really consider dentistry.’ I
had always enjoyed the idea of having something tangible you’ve done that, at
the end of the day, has helped someone in a meaningful way. This is why I love oral and maxillofacial surgery. I
always try to explain what’s going on in a way that makes sense to my
patients. It helps me connect with people, which is vital in today’s
world.”

Dr. Brown agreed.

“We are
excited to learn from him and some of the cutting-edge techniques that he
will bring. He will also have the benefit from learning from each of
us,” Dr. Brown said. “Every person has highly complimented Dr. Whitcomb on
how he treats both patients and staff alike.”

Personal
Service. Professional Excellence.

Ask your
dentist or physician who they or their family member would see for
specialized oral surgery care, and the answer is Northern Texas Facial
& Oral Surgery. All NTFOS surgeons have privileges at local
hospitals, which is further proof of their service quality. On top of that,
their dedication has led them to be named one of the top oral surgeon
practices in their field by Living Magazine, D Magazine, Fort Worth Magazine,
and Texas Monthly.

Clearly, the
sky’s the limit — for Dr. Whitcomb and Northern Texas Facial & Oral
Surgery as it looks to the future.

“I look forward to working with this team,”
Dr. Whitcomb said. “I couldn’t be more honored to have this
opportunity.”

Oral
Surgery Services

     

  • Oral Surgery
    Services
  •  

  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  •  

  • Facial Cosmetic
    Surgery
  •  

  • Implant
    Surgery
  •  

  • Orthognathic
    Surgery
  •  

  • Facial
    Reconstructive Oral Surgery
  •  

  • IV
    Anesthesia

CONTACT

1612
Lancaster Drive

Grapevine, Texas 76051

(817)
329-4979

NTFOS.com

Keller, Flower Mound, Irving, and Grapevine


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