Background Information

Background Information

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. OMS 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. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.


The surgical staff at OMS are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation. All surgical staff are CPR certified as well as graduates of the AAOMS Anesthesia Review Course. We also have trained registered nurses (RN) to assist in surgery.

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


Created in the spirit of honesty and integrity that Dr. Witherspoon has practiced in Springfield for over 57 years, our surgery center strives to provide the best patient care for you and your loved ones.

Located in the heart of the medical mile in Springfield Mo., the C. Rex Witherspoon Surgery Center is the premiere alternative for patients who require outpatient surgical procedures under general anesthetic.