Meet The Doctor

Dr. Craig J. Brandner

Diplomat of American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Brandner is a native of Metairie, Louisiana, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of New Orleans and his Doctor of Dental Science with Distinction degree from L.S.U. Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Brandner completed General Practice Internship and Residency at Charilty Hospital in New Orleans before entering Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at L.S.U. Medical Center Charity Hospital of New Orleans. Dr. Brandner is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Dr. Brandner is a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor at the L.S.U. Medical Center, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon holds a Doctor of Dental Science degree and continues his training as a hospital based intern and resident in oral and maxillofacial surgery. This specialty training presently consists of an additional four to six years spent in maxillofacial surgery and related medical and anesthesia specialty areas.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons provide the following health care services:

  • Reconstructive and Corrective Surgery of the face and jaws
  • Treatments of injuries/fractures of the jaws, teeth, facial bones, and soft tissue
  • Biopsy/excision of lesions/tumors/growths of the mouth and surrounding areas
  • Placement of dental (tooth replacement) implants
  • Extraction of teeth and surgical removal of impacted(embedded) teeth
  • Preparation and augmentation (buildup) of the jaws in preparation for dentures
  • Jaw surgery for correction of maloccclusion (poor biting relationships of the teeth)
  • Diagnostic, surgical, nonsurgical management of temporomandibular (TMJ, jaw joint) disease
  • Cleft lip and palate surgical management
  • Outpatient sedation can be provided for most procedures
  • Cheek and chin implants