Safety and Comfort with Anesthesia at ORA

Narrator: Although stereotypes linger, a trip to the oral and maxillofacial surgery office is no longer the stressful and painful experience older adults remember. Today’s modern oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide patients with a very comfortable surgical environment and appropriate anesthetic to ease their discomfort and anxiety. Most oral and maxillofacial surgery take place in the OMS office; utilizing minimal sedation, moderate sedation, deep IV sedation, or general anesthesia.

The surgeon’s intensive anesthesia training, lifelong learning through didactic and hands-on continuing education programs and their self-regulated office anesthesia evaluations assure that patients receive the safest, most effective anesthesia care available.

ORA Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Studio

Dr. Koos: Every step of the way is a unique experience at ORA Dental Studio. The foundation of our practice is customer service, being minimally invasive, and bracing the precautionary principle and utilizing state-of-the art technology and delivering that care in an eco-friendly and sustainable fashion.

Dr. Kralj: We are the nation’s first green group dental practice. It was about creating an atmosphere that people felt comfortable in. More the Zen spa-like feel, something that was very soothing to patients. When you walk into ORA you feel like you’re not at the dentist and that was one of the reasons why we created this facility.

Eye on Dentistry – Chicago Dental Implant Expert

Narrator: Dr. Steven Koos, chief maxillofacial surgeon at ORA Oral Surgery and Implant Studio is the premier dental implant surgeon in Chicago and will be featured in this edition of Eye on Dentistry focusing on dental implants.


Christina: Hi, I’m Christina McCauley.  Welcome to Eye on Dentistry.  There are approximately 100 million people in North America with one or more missing teeth.  Now patients have a number of restorative options but none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as dental implants.  In this episode of Eye on Dentistry, we’ll look at the potential consequences of not replacing your missing teeth, the options for restoring your smile, and we’ll talk to actual patients and doctors about their experiences with dental implants.

What is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Golpar: First thing I remember, I just heard an impact.  I didn’t even know I got hit.  I felt the car rolling and next thing I know I was laying on the dashboard of the SUV.  I was looking straight at the windshield, and I knew I was going to go through it.

Narrator: One night in November, Golpar Gotti’s SUV was struck from behind.  She was thrown through the windshield and hit the pavement of a busy Chicago expressway face-first.  Golpar had multiple fractures in her skull, cheekbone, and jaw.  Her eye sockets were shattered.  Bone fragments had penetrated her brain.