Our History

Facial & Oral Surgery Associates has a long and rich history in Pocatello. The business began back in 1949 with Dr. Bland Weaver Sutton, who was one of the first oral surgeons in Idaho. Oral surgery has long been a profession of compassion. Oral surgeon’s often relieve great pain with their services, but having a restored smile is also emotional rehabilitation. Most people lead a much happier life if they have confidence in their smile. Dr. Sutton realized that this was a service that Southeast Idaho was in desperate need of.

Dr. Bland Sutton - Pocatello Oral Surgeon

Dr. Bland Sutton, 1949 to 1973 (deceased). Dr. Sutton was one of the first oral surgeons in the state of Idaho.

Original Location in Oldtown Pocatello

The original location for Facial & Oral Surgery Associates was in Oldtown Pocatello

Following Dr. Sutton, Dr. Eugene Wray and Dr. Brent Lee brought Facial & Surgery Associates into the future of oral surgery. During their tenure as oral surgeons, many exciting and amazing health breakthroughs in orthognathic surgery, dental implants, and sedation dentistry became commonplace in Pocatello.

Dr Eugene Wray

Dr Eugene Wray, 1963 to 1992 (retired)

Dr. Brent Lee

Dr Brent Lee, 1976 to 1998 (retired)

Dr. Eugene Wray and Dr. Brent Lee

Dr. Eugene Wray (far left) and Dr. Brent Lee (far right) take a break from a conference to spend time with their wives.

Dr. Lee and Dr. Wray with staff

Dr Lee, Dr. Wray, and staff in the late 1970’s

Dr. Lee and Dr. Wray pose with the staff in the late 1970's

Dr. Lee and Dr. Wray pose with the staff in the late 1970’s

In addition to their cutting-edge oral surgery services, they also gave back extensively to the community and to world health, going on many different humanitarian expeditions to help under-served populations that don’t normal have access to great healthcare. From cleft lip surgeries to reconstructive surgery, Facial & Oral Surgery Associates performed many operations to greatly increase the quality of people’s lives.

Dr. Mark Baker, Dr. Eugene Wray, and Dr. Brent Lee

Left to Right – Dr. Mark Baker, Dr. Eugene Wray, and Dr. Brent Lee

After Dr. Wray and Dr. Lee went into semi-retirement, Dr. Mark Baker joined and began practicing in Southeast Idaho. Dr. Jeff Dean also joined the practice and had a unique education, being both a board certified oral surgeon and a full medical doctor.

Dr. Jeff Dean

Dr. Jeff Dean

After Dr. Lee retired, Dr. Shawn Jepsen joined the business, and together Dr. Baker and Dr. Jepsen have carried on the tradition of providing outstanding oral surgery in Pocatello.

New location for Facial & Oral Surgery associates

The new location for the Pocatello Facial & Oral Surgery Associates office.

Dr. Mark Baker - Pocatello Oral Surgeon

Dr. Mark Baker, 1992 to current

Dr. Shawn Jepsen - Pocatello Oral Surgeon

Dr. Shawn Jepsen, 2010 to current

facial-and-oral-surgery-associates-office-staff

Current staff

Proud Members

We Support These Associations and Organizations


American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Idaho State Dental Association (ISDA) American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD) Institute for Dental Implant Awareness (IDIA) Western Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (WSOMS)