Dr. Brown is originally from Ocean City, New Jersey, and has been a Florida resident since 1983. He is a uniquely qualified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, as he holds dual degrees and licenses in both Dentistry and Medicine. He is Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is also Board Certified in Dental Anesthesiology by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He was recently re-certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery after 10 years of original certification, and is one of the first in the Treasure Coast area to accomplish this.
Dr. Brown earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Delaware. Dr. Brown earned his Dental (D.M.D.) degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then practiced General Dentistry for three years as a Captain in the United States Air Force, Homestead Air Force Base, Florida, with advanced internship training in each of the dental specialties.
He continued his advanced surgical training, for the next seven years, at the University of Miami and Affiliated Hospitals, also earning his Medical (M.D.) degree. This hospital is recognized worldwide for research and training excellence, and is the second largest hospital in the United States. His advanced training included one full year of Medical Anesthesiology with Certification, three years of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and two years of General Surgery. Specialty training included Cardio-Thoracic (Heart) Surgery, Plastic Surgery, ENT (Ear/Nose/Throat) Surgery, Organ Transplant Surgery, Urologic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery, and Neurosurgery.
Dr. Brown is an active member of the Physician Staff of St. Lucie Medical Center for the past fifteen years, with full hospital privileges. He has been the only Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon providing Emergency Room facial trauma care for St. Lucie County Hospitals for the past ten years. Dr. Brown feels it is a responsibility to provide this care for the people of the county, and plans to continue doing so as long as possible.
Dr. Brown is an active member of numerous Medical and Dental Societies and Organizations, including the following:
Dr. Brown and his partner of ten years, Dr. Engebretsen practice a full range of Oral and Maxillofacial diagnostic and surgical procedures, with special emphasis on continuing education to enhance their knowledge and ability to provide advanced state of the art care for their patients. They are particularly knowledgeable in dental implant procedures and related procedures such as bone grafting and sinus procedures in preparation for dental implants. They are also considered experts in wisdom tooth surgery, dental extractions, anesthesiology, and many other areas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Brown was the first dual qualified and licensed (Medicine and Dentistry) practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the Treasure Coast area. He and Dr. Engebretsen have accomplished other “firsts” in this area, including but not limited to some of the following:
They enjoy working in cooperation with their restorative and referral Doctors in order to provide the best possible overall care for their patients.
Dr. Brown, Dr. Engebretsen, and their friend/partner Dr. Lippisch are the founders and co-directors of the Treasure Coast’s “Seattle Study Club”, a prestigious continuing education program for the areas general dentists and specialists to stay abreast of current knowledge in their profession.
Dr. Brown and his family reside in St. Lucie County. He is a coach for his children’s baseball, soccer and lacrosse teams.
We sincerely hope you will be confident in the care we provide for you and your family.