Oral Surgeon in Port St. Lucie FL
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Dr. Brown is originally from Ocean City, NJ, and has lived in Florida for most of his life. He is a unique highly 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, for the second time, after 20 years of original certification, and is the first in the Treasure Coast area to accomplish this. Board Certification is a reflection of the quality of education, training, and dedication to a profession, and should be an important factor in patients’ decision-making when seeking a healthcare provider.
Dr. Brown earned his Dental (DMD) 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.
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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 from the University of Miami School of Medicine, Class of 1992. 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 a member of the Physician Staff of St. Lucie Medical Center for the past 30 years, with full hospital privileges. He has been, until recently, the only Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon providing Emergency Room facial trauma care for St. Lucie County Hospitals and patients for over 20 years. Dr. Brown feels it is a responsibility to his patients to maintain hospital privileges.
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Dr. Brown is an active member of numerous Medical and Dental Societies and Organizations, including the following:
- St. Lucie County Medical Society
- Florida Medical Association
- American Medical Association
- Treasure Coast Dental Society
- Atlantic Coast District Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (Member and Board Certified Fellow)
Dr. Brown practices 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:
- First use of continuous infusion anesthesia techniques for outpatient surgery.
- First performance of in-office tibial bone harvesting for grafting to the face and jaws in preparation for dental implant placement.
- First maxillary full-arch immediate fixed dental restorative and implant surgery.
- First performance of “Teeth in a Day” and “Teeth in an Hour” procedures.
- First use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein for bone grafting to the sinus and jaws for preparation for dental implant placement.
- First use of Simplant computer software implant treatment planning in conjunction with first use of Biomet 3I “Navigator” computer-guided implant surgery.
- First use of Nobel Procera software implant treatment planning in conjunction with Nobel guided implant surgery.
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/associate Dr. Lippisch are the founders and co-directors, along with Dr. Kuhns, of the Treasure Coast’s “Seattle Study Club”, a prestigious continuing education program for the area’s general dentists and specialists to stay abreast of current knowledge in their profession.
Dr. Brown and his family reside in St. Lucie County. His children keep him very busy in his spare time with sports endeavors. He enjoys fishing and golf. We sincerely hope you will be confident in the care we provide for you and your family.
Treasure Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Surgery Center
Patient Review By Cindee A
FIVE STAR Oral Surgeon! Wonderful staff!
- Cindee A
Patient Review By Ted C
Had an upper decayed wisdom tooth and the molar directly in front of it extracted by Dr Kuhns. I could not believe how fast and painless the procedure was! Dr Kuhns and his staff were very thorough and explained everything! I am now about 36 hours after the procedure and virtually pain free following their detailed after care instructions! I cannot thank Dr Kuhns and his staff enough!.. I HIGHLY recommend!
- Ted C
Patient Review By Katie P
From the time I walked in the door until the time I left. The atmosphere, the receptionist(I’m sorry I forgot her name, Janelle, the dental assistant, and Dr. Engebresten all had a calming effect and made you feel comfortable in what is usually an uncomfortable situation. I was well taken care of. It went so fast and pain free and prepped for implants. I look forward in completing the rest of my care with them. I HIGHLY recommend themThank you
- Katie P
Patient Review By Karen M
Dr. Engebretsen is an excellent doctor and very thoughtful and kind. He always makes sure that I am comfortable and not experiencing any pain. I cannot be any happier than I am with him and the work he does!
- Karen M
Patient Review By Matt H
I had a need for a very painful extraction and Dr. Engebretson got me in to office the same day as my request. Both he and Alyssa did my procedure and they were extremely professional and they were outstanding at keeping me informed as to what was happening throughout the entirety of the procedure. The office was very clean and well maintained and I would definitely refer anyone in need of their services. They made a very painful situation very tolerable and as pleasant as possible.
- Matt H
Patient Review By Susan S
Although I had 2 teeth extracted, under anesthesia, it was a great experience. There was no pain afterwards, virtually no bleeding, and no pain or swelling 24 hours later. If I could rate them more than 5 stars I certainly would. Dr. Kuhns called me about 7pm that evening to make sure I was ok.
- Susan S
Patient Review By Chip E
I am a veteran with special needs due to PTSD. The entire staff and Doctors could not be more accommodating to help me through the process. I definitely will return and not hesitate to recommend to family and friends.
- Chip E
Patient Review By John G
#15 extraction over a month ago. ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS. You should trust Dr, Brown completely. When he sez a little pressure now, he means pressure, not pain. His manner is so friendly, assuring, & comforting that I wish we could go out and have a beer or 2. P.S. Stock up on soft foods before you go.
- John G
Patient Review By David M
Do yourself a favor and go to Dr Browns office.
- David M
Patient Review By Leslie R
Everyone explained the work being performed
- Leslie R
Patient Review By George R
I had three teeth extracted yesterday including one wisdom tooth. The service was outstanding . Today I have no swelling,bruising,or pain. I am very satisfied with the results. Dr Engebretsen even called last night to check on me. I highly recommend.
- George R
Patient Review By Paula C
I cant say enough about the care I received from Dr Engebretsen and his wonderful staff. They made you feel that they were taking such great care of you. I had 4 implant surgeries. I would not think of going anywhere else.
- Paula C
Patient Review By Jenni H
We were very happy to have a trusted friend in the field refer us to Dr. Brown for my daughters oral surgery. Darlene at the front desk was very helpful and informative and answered all my many questions about the procedure and related costs. Dr.Brown was friendly and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and concerns and put myself and daughter at ease for her first surgery experience. Also want to say Joey the surgical nurse was awsome and according to my daughter her new friend. She also wants to thank the other girl but she can't remember her name. Thank you all again for a great experience.
- Jenni H
Patient Review By Paul R
I had have three dental implants done by Dr Brown. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I’m completely satisfied and would highly recommended he and his staff to my family and friends.
- Paul R
Patient Review By Marlie M
We had the best care. Staff went above and beyond. Thank you all
- Marlie M
Patient Review By Leeanne C
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Patient Review By Briann L
Dr Brown and staff are all very nice and extremely helpful! Highly recommend!!
- Briann L
Patient Review By Liam K
Overall as good an experience as can be expected from wisdom teeth extraction.
- Liam K
Patient Review By Elita L
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Patient Review By Joyce H
The only dentist I DON’T dread.
- Joyce H