Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. They treat conditions, defects, injuries and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face.
Oral maxillofacial surgeons care for patients with conditions such as problems with wisdom teeth, facial pain and misaligned jaws. They also treat victims who have endured facial injuries, offer reconstructive and dental surgery, care for patients with tumors and cysts in the jaw, and perform procedures to improve the functional and esthetic conditions of the maxillofacial areas.
Dr. Juan Ulloa provides advanced care for wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, bone grafting, facial and jaw deformities, tumors and cysts involving the head, neck and oral cavity, maxillofacial trauma and maxillofacial reconstruction.
A graduate of the Colombian (SA) College of Dentistry, Dr. Ulloa had the opportunity to do a one year general practice residency working with severe and medically compromised patients at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Upon completion he went in to his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Miami's prestigious Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he focused on head and neck cancer, tumor surgery and reconstruction of facial deformities, as well as maxillofacial trauma. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Professor's Cup for being an outstanding resident.
He then went on to receive advanced training in the form of a one-year fellowship under the guidance of world-renowned Dr. Robert Marx where he had the opportunity to treat complex cases of tumor and reconstruction from all over the world. During his fellowship, he was co-investigator in a research study involving BMP (Bone Morphogenetic Protein) therapy for bone regeneration in the craniofacial skeleton. He worked with Robert Marx in bisphosphonates induced osteonecrosis of the jaw, an emerging complication of drug therapies for treatment of osteoporosis and prostate cancer.
Dr. Ulloa also has a fellowship in the field of oral implantology by the International Congress of Oral Implantologist, as well as a Fellowship in Dental Anesthesiology given by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He has lectured on this and many other topics throughout the world, and has published articles in important journals.
He worked for Trinity Health Hospital in Minot, North Dakota for seven years where he was in charge of treating complex cases of maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, as well as tumor surgery. Currently he has a private practice in Williston, North Dakota, where he has a state of the art facility and performs the latest oral and maxillofacial procedures.
Dr Ulloa donated his time for five years at the Dade County Research Clinic in Miami, Florida to help treat the under privileged population and helped train dentists in that community in the field of oral implantology and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
HE IS A MEMBER OF:
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA)
International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR)