Oral Surgery Specialist

Bogota Dental Center

Dentists located in Totowa, NJ & Bogota, NJ

Bogota Dental Center offers oral surgery services for patients in Bergen County, Bogota and Totowa, New Jersey who require more extensive surgery than a general dentist can provide.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is a global term that can involve any kind of surgery to the mouth. In the field of dentistry, however, it is specific to procedures like cleft palate repair. Another procedure specific to this specialty is jaw reconstruction. Oral surgeons are also called maxillofacial (the word maxilla means jaw) surgeons. Oral surgeons confine their practice to the mouth and jaw; they do not work on the neck or brain.

Are All Dentists Oral Surgeons?

Oral surgery is a dental specialty, so an oral surgeon begins by completing a dental training program just like any other dentist. After four years of dental school, an oral surgeon must complete one to two years of residency training in that field. This dental specialty requires both medical and dental training. The next step is a four-year specialty residency specific to oral surgery. This training also includes experience in plastic surgery, emergency medicine and otolaryngology (the specialty of the ears, nose, and throat).

What Do Oral Surgeons Do?

Oral surgeons perform surgery on the structures of the face. An oral surgeon might repair damage to the mouth and teeth from an automobile accident or other trauma. Correcting congenital problems like a cleft palate is another job for an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons also extract teeth, reconstruct or repair bone in the jaw, perform corrective jaw surgery or treat obstructive sleep apnea. Oral surgeons are also trained in sedation dentistry and can perform all levels of anesthesia for dental procedures.

How Should I Choose an Oral Surgeon?

Key issues in selecting an oral surgeon are training, the length of time in practice, technical skill, certification, and a commitment to continuing education in the field. Ask about his or her experience with the procedure you are considering; like any technical skill, practice tends to improve performance. Look for certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. And of course, look for compassion, good communication skills and rapport with patients.

Click for live chat!


At Bogota Dental Center, our goal is patient satisfaction. We strive to make every service achievable and affordable for all patients. We only accept PPO plans. Along with our accepted insurance, Bogota Dental Center accepts Care Credit, Cit Health, and Lending Club. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please call our office.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
MetLife Dental
United Concordia Dental
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I always expect sensitivity during and after my dental cleaning, but not today. For the first time ever, I had painless dental cleaning"

    Mo Togo wry M.
  • Yelp

    "I've never left a dental office in my life feeling like I found a place I could call my dental home but that's exactly what I've found in Bogota Dentistry."

    Lenny R.
  • facebook

    "Very satisfied. I had my implants done, and they made my freighting experience a breeze , now I drive from NY for all my dental needs."

    Monika Fijor
  • Insider pages

    "Bogota Dental has the latest technology, it's a clean modern and friendly office and The Doctors are amazing. I can smile with confidence again."

    Jennifer G.
  • "I am very impressed with the pleasant and professional way Dr. Sherzoy and staff treat patients. They are helpful and listen to concerns."

    Barbara M.
  • Yelp

    "Great service, short wait times and helpful staff. I've been coming here for about two years now."

    Julio S.
  • "The facility was bright and clean and the staff was friendly and very accommodating. I was taken very quickly on an emergency basis and treated like I was family."

    Verified Customer
  • "Dr. Sherzoy sincerely cares about his patients as well do his employees. They always make sure you are comfortable and never in any discomfort"

    Elizabeth P.
  • facebook

    "Love Dr. SHERZOY!! Best dentist I've ever had! Friendly staff and beautiful office. No more dental fears!"

    Jennifer Wooley
  • "The dental cleaning: excellent The dentist consultation: excellent The front desk: excellent"

    Hope G.
  • "The DA's and Dr. Sherzoy are consistent in showing dedication and compassion to their profession. I no longer hesitate when I have dental appointments."

    Wanda C.
  • "Dr. Pole who we had the pleasure of meeting is awesome my daughter loved her. Bogota Dental will be my families new dental center and I will recommend everyone I know"

    Kyana G.
  • "I actually looked forward to going to every appointment. Dr. Pole was my dentist and she is very professional, kind and caring"

    Naomi P.
  • "Dr. Pole and Carla were very professional and careful with my process.I felt at comfort while at their service."

    Sergio M.
  • "Dr. Pole was awesome! I generally dread going to the dentist, and my overall experience with the Bogota Dental team was excellent!!!"

    Anastasia K.
  • Google

    "This place is fantastic and full of incredibly nice and competent people. Shay took my x-rays and pictures and she was so nice and tried to make me as comfortable..."

    Melissa H.
  • Google

    "Excellent dental office! I've been going there for five years. The office is modern and clean. They have a lot of cool equipment like 3D MRI, the device that makes..."

    Tatiana C.
  • Google

    "Anna was great. She even demonstrated the proper way to floss. Great positivity attitud"

  • Google

    "After visiting several dentists, I ended up coming back to Bogota Dental. My hygienist Anna R. was so thorough in explaining my x-rays and overall situation ..."

    Christian E.