Patient Information

Background Information

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires an additional four to six years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Rudd manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Dr. Rudd 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. He can also diagnose and treat facial injuries and fractures.

Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.

Surgical Staff

The surgical staff at Bear Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. All staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.


Video Transcription

So I came to Albuquerque in 2013 after meeting Dr. Steven Roholt, who I bought the practice from and was mentored by, and I was really drawn to the area because of the size of the community. And we love the practice. We love the culture that Dr. Roholt had created that was very patient- centered, and I just hoped that I could build on that and continue to take really good care of people as our number one priority. They treat you, not as just like another patient, but they really do treat you like family. And they have so much care and compassion for you as a person and your whole family, too. And they always want the best for you. The core values of our practice are number one. We want patients to come in and feel like they're genuinely cared for as individuals, and that is much more important than anything else that we do here. We also want to make sure that the level of surgical care that they get is the absolute highest that we are capable of providing. I'm very comfortable referring to Dr. Rudd because I know he will take really good care of my patients and that they will get the best possible care. What I love about seeing our patients coming from referring doctors is we get to coordinate a beautiful, healthy smile with them. Some patients are very self-conscious about their smile, and we like to see the finished product. And coordinating with their referring doctor is always a plus because we have a full team that is helping out. When I refer patients to Dr. Rudd, I am comfortable knowing that he is going to work with me for the patient's best outcome and going above and beyond to work with them and also work with any other dental providers or medical providers this patient may see. I think what impressed me most about Dr. Rudd was he was incredibly professional, incredibly kind, and he took time to answer the questions, as well as any of the staff members that I ever had a question to. They all took their time to give me the answers that I sought. I just am very grateful that I chose Dr. Rudd to come and get my wisdom teeth taken out and to help my family with any other oral things that are going on.