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.
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.
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.
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.
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.