Welcome to Centrasota Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
It is a distinct pleasure to welcome you to our practice. Our doctors and staff are committed to excellence in oral and maxillofacial surgery and work very hard to make your surgical experience as pleasurable as possible.
Our practice originated in 1958 when Dr. T.H. Dedolph, Jr. opened his practice of oral surgery in St. Cloud, Minnesota. His was the first practice of oral surgery in the Central Minnesota region. His mission was to provide quality oral surgical care in an affordable manner. Dr. Keck joined him in 1983, and in 1987 the name of the practice was changed to Centrasota Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The practice has grown to six surgeons with the addition of Dr. Pena in 1995, Dr. Stine in 2002, Dr. Morris in 2010, Dr. Schiff in 2014, Dr. Welander in 2017, and Dr. Kenning in 2020. We now have outreach offices in Alexandria, Hutchinson, and Monticello.
Our highly skilled surgeons practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery and wisdom tooth removal to oral reconstruction and oral pathology. Our surgeons also diagnose and treat facial injuries, treat medically compromised patients, and perform a full range of surgical dental implant procedures.
The surgical staff at Centrasota is composed of nurses, surgical technicians and dental assistants, all experienced and certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in anesthesia administration and surgery. In addition, they are all Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified. All members of our surgical staff have passed the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons office anesthesia assistants exam. We are truly proud of our excellent and well-trained staff who assist us with our patients’ needs.
We want to assure you that all of us are committed to meeting and exceeding your expectations. We take our service to you very seriously and strive to provide the highest quality of care, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. It is our mission to provide excellent oral and maxillofacial surgery care in a warm, caring, and compassionate environment in an economically prudent manner. Thank you for choosing Centrasota Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
What is Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is used to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws, teeth, and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions. The term “oral” refers to the mouth, and the term “maxillofacial” pertains to the jaws and facial area.
A doctor practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery first completes a four-year dental degree program and then enters a hospital-based residency program for four to seven years of additional specialty training with rotations in anesthesia, internal medicine, general surgery, neurosurgery, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Our highly skilled surgeons practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from wisdom tooth removal and corrective jaw surgery to oral reconstruction and oral pathology. Our surgeons can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.