Patient Information

Background Information

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. McNeill manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Dr. McNeill practices a 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.

Periodontal and Implant Surgery

Periodontal and Implant surgery requires additional years of out-patient based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As a periodontal and Implant surgeon, Dr. Ganter manages a wide variety of problems relating to the gums, teeth, and jaw bones.  Dr. Ganter practices a full scope of periodontal and implant procedures with expertise ranging from All-on-4 prostheses and overdentures to wisdom tooth removal and gum surgery.  This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat mucocutaneous diseases of the oral cavity including lichen planus, burning mouth syndrome, pemphigoid/pemphigus. 

Dr. McNeill and Dr. Ganter focus on a variety of procedures including:

  • Wisdom Teeth
  • Dental Implants
  • Gum Grafts
  • Implant-dentures
  • Biopsies
  • Extractions
  • Oral Medicine
  • TMJ/TMD

Integrative Medicine Training

Dr. McNeill and Dr. Ganter are both trained in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Integrative Medicine (IM) is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies. IM has been especially helpful with chronic conditions and includes therapies such as stress and anxiety management, breathing exercises, meditation, and guided imagery. 

IV sedation 

Our staff 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. Do not eat or drink anything 6hrs prior to your surgical appointment and you will need a ride to wait in the lobby/car and drive you home after. 

Surgical Staff

The surgical staff at North Texas Dental Implants, Oral & Facial Surgery are experienced, certified surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery.

Many of our surgical assistants are certified by the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination (DAANCE).

All staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.