Dr. Norman Betts is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Plymouth, MI. Dr. Betts specializes in the treatment of problems related to the face, mouth and jaws. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Betts is a unique dental specialist who can provide emergency medicine, perform general surgery and give anesthesia. These medical doctors are the only type of medical care specialist who can administer anesthesia, besides anesthesiologists. Typical procedures performed by Dr. Betts are tooth extractions, especially wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery, cleft palate surgery and reconstructive surgery after an injury. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can also perform dental work including placing dental implants. These surgeons might also deal with conditions of sleep apnea, oral cancers and more.
Education and Training
University of Michigan BS Summa Cum Laude 1982
Uni of Michigan Sch of Dent DDS 1986
University of Michigan MS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1990
- Soft tissue changes associated with orthognathic surgery.
- Techniques to control nasal features.
- Techniques to preserve or modify lip form during orthognathic surgery.
- The transmandibular implant: implant reconstruction and rehabilitation for the atrophic mandible.
- Compromise and control of the airway.
- Ketoprofen Dental Pain Study.
- Surgically Assisted Maxillary Expansion.
- Intimal hyperplasia in arterial autogenous vein grafts: a new animal model.
- Evaluation of topical viscous 2% lidocaine jelly as an adjunct during the management of alveolar osteitis.
- Short-term healing of autogenous and allogeneic bone grafts after sinus augmentation: a report of 2 cases.
- Reconstruction of the severely atrophic edentulous mandible with the transmandibular implant system.
- The status of implant training in oral and maxillofacial surgery residency programs.
- Techniques that support dental fixation of the maxilla.
- Rehabilitation of maxillofacial trauma patients with dental implants.
- Multiple central giant cell lesions with a Noonan-like phenotype.
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Dr. Betts is an oral & maxillofacial surgeon who is currently serving patients at Plymouth Ann Arbor Oral and Facial Surgery, located in Ann Arbor, Plymouth and Chelsea, Michigan. Plymouth Ann Arbor Oral and Facial Surgery is a full scope oral surgery practice with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. The doctors at the practice, including Dr. Betts, are board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and are diplomates of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Betts received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1986. He completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center, and simultaneously earned his Master of Science degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Betts entered the academic community first serving as an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, after which he served as an Associate Professor/Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in New Jersey. In 1999, Dr. Betts returned to Michigan and accepted a position at the University of Michigan as an Associate Professor/Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Hospital Dentistry.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery specializes in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws, as well as the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. It is an internationally recognized surgical specialty. Being an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Betts specializes in both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. His patients have great things to say about him, one stating “Dr. Betts is such a great doctor. Just had my second extraction & bone grafting. I travel over 1 hour & have to go out of my dental network to see him, but he’s worth it.”
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