Southern Utah’s Best Oral Surgeon

When you are looking for an oral surgeon, one of the most important things is to find a doctor that really, truly cares about their patients. Not only are you looking for someone who is obviously skilled, well-trained, and proficient at what they do, but you also want them to be enthusiastic about getting the results that are going to make your smile look its best. That is why Dr. Shawn Davis is among the best in his field, and the absolute best oral surgeon in Southern Utah.


In the words of Dr. Davis himself, “The most rewarding part of my practice is being able to give my patients a healthier lifestyle, a beautiful smile, transforming their lives, and making them happy. That is the reason I come to work every day!” This is the sort of enthusiasm and drive that makes Dr. Davis the premier oral surgeon in his region.


Earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in 1999, he hit the ground running that same year and began training for his Doctorate at Temple University College of Dentistry. During this time he also completed a Masters of Business Administration concurrently. Four years later he had completed his Doctorate and gained acceptance to the University of Oklahoma and their top-tier oral and maxillofacial surgery program. Following his love of dentistry and his skill in his studies, he was chosen as the Chief Resident in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, where he still participates as an occasional guest lecturer.

Memberships And Industry Achievements

In addition to being on the leadership committee of the Resident Organization of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Davis helped create and author the American Associate of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Pocket Reference Guide. This guide is now given to all students of dentistry who enter Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency nationwide and is used consistently by surgeons across the country.


Dr. Davis stays at the forefront of dentistry developments, attending and lecturing at multiple meetings and conferences every year to learn about and in some cases provide cutting-edge technology and emerging surgical techniques to his patients. He helped to found the Seattle Study Club of Southern Utah, ad the Spear Continuing Education Study Club. He also holds and maintains membership in scholarly organizations such as:

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Utah Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists
  • University of Oklahoma Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Lecturer
  • Southwest Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons


Dr. Davis also is also the team surgeon for facial trauma, in the Dixie State University Department of Sports Medicine.

Personal Achievements

Dr. Shawn Davis was raised in Idaho and northern Utah, and now for nearly a decade as lived in St. George. He and his beloved wife are the parents of three children, with whom he loves to spend a large portion of his free time. He also enjoys playing multiple sports, reading, and camping.

Why You Should Choose the Oral & Facial Surgery Institute for Your Surgery

Your tooth has been hurting you for some time now, but the pain has become unbearable. You think to yourself, ‘maybe it is time to see a dentist now’ Or maybe your wisdom tooth decided to make an appearance, and you need it extracted immediately.

Here’s where the problem arises: where do you find a trustworthy and skilled oral and facial surgeon to help me out? That’s where we step in! With a team of proficient and skilled doctors, we’re here to make your days better and your smiles wider!

Why Choose Oral And Facial Surgery Institute?

Still not sure if we’re the right choice? Keep reading; we’ll change your mind!

  • Dedicated And Devoted

From the second you step inside our office, right till the point you’re saying farewell, we ensure your experience is nothing low of amazing. Every single step of your oral and facial surgery journey is well-thought-out by us.

Here at the Oral And Facial Surgery Institute, we make sure our equipment is safe and our workers efficient. In addition, we ensure you feel comfortable and receive top-notch care. We also ensure everything is clean and properly sterilized. When it comes to the safety and comfort of our clients, we make no compromises!

  • State-Of-The-Art Technology 

When it comes to providing first-rate oral and facial surgery experiences, the Oral And Facial Surgery Institute goes all out. Our institute consists of all kinds of high-grade and revolutionary technology to ensure everything goes smoothly.

From the newest x-rays machinery to super comfy patient chairs, our office is designed with the customer’s comfort in mind. That’s why we were voted ‘’Best of Southern Utah 2020’ as the Best Medical Facility!

  • Convenience And Affordability

While we’re talking about the customer’s comfort, let’s talk about the two things you definitely need to look into; convenience and affordability.

Finding a highly skilled dentist all within your budget is no easy task; that’s what sets us apart! For this reason, we call our patients and talk about their insurance. This helps in ensuring you receive the most for the least!

  • Comfort And Personalized Service

There’s a certain amount of anxiety that comes with going to the dentist’s office. And we understand that fully!

To ensure your experience is devoid of any uneasiness, our workers here at Oral And Facial Surgery Institute do everything we can. Making sure our clients know exactly what’s going to happen often helps in diminishing said fears; thus, clear communication is our top priority.

  • Skilled and Proficient Team

Oral and Facial Surgery Institute takes its values to heart. That’s why we make sure every single one of our workers is highly skilled and experienced.

Dr. Davis, the team surgeon, is not only an expert in what he does, but he values his clients greatly. Apart from him, our team does everything in ensuring you receive the best treatment in a friendly and comfortable environment. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to book an appointment with an Oral and Facial Surgery Institute!

Will My Oral Surgery Procedure Be Painful?


We get a lot of questions from patients before a procedure, but, without a doubt, one of the most common questions is, simply put: “Will it hurt?” This is a natural question. Surgery is something most of us only go through a small number of times in our lives, and it’s simply instinct to be worried about and strive to avoid pain. Thankfully, we don’t have a hard time answering that question.


We strive to do our absolute utmost to ensure that every patient has a painless oral surgery experience.


Given the scope of our procedures, this may seem like a lofty goal, but we have a variety of techniques and a boatload of experience to know that we can provide this ideal procedure to our patients every time. Curious about how we accomplish these painless procedures? Read on to learn a bit about or various sedation techniques.


Minor Procedures


For the most minor oral surgeries, such as any gum treatment and tooth extraction, we will use a simple and common local anesthetic injected directly into the surgical area. Most commonly, this anesthetic is lidocaine, which is popular because it is incredibly effective and causes very few adverse reactions. In fact, it’s such an effective painkiller that it is used in almost every single one of our procedures, in conjunction with other techniques. It wears off quickly after surgery, and you can drive yourself home if we only use a local anesthetic for a procedure.


Moderate Procedures


For some of our lengthier procedures, including extractions, wisdom teeth removals as well as dental implant placements, we will add the use of nitrous oxide to the painkilling regimen for a surgery. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide will be given to patients via a small mask. When combined with lidocaine, laughing gas can greatly increase your pain tolerance as well as relieve any anxiety. The laughing gas also wears off very shortly after the procedure.


Major Procedures


Either in our office or in a hospital setting, the most major procedures can require IV sedation or general anesthesia. For IV sedation, patients technically got in and out of consciousness during the surgery but frequently have no recollection of the treatment. We are also licensed to administer full general anesthesia. In these situations, you will need a friend or relative to drive you after the procedure.


With the full array of pain management tools are our disposal, we can ensure you have a painless procedure. Contact us to learn more!

The Best in Southern Utah

More than anything else, if there is one reason, we have our practice, it’s because we are dedicated to serving our patients and providing them with the best possible outcomes. It’s why most medical professionals get into their field: to help people. That is enough reward. However, it is exceptionally gratifying when we receive recognition for our dedication to patient safety and satisfaction.


That’s why we were so humbled and honored to find out that we’d received not one, but multiple gold badges in 2020’s Best of Southern Utah awards. We earned awards as the Best Medical Facility, the Best Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, and Best Doctor in Southern Utah, all in the most recent year. It’s not the first time we’ve earned accolades for our practice, but, to us, it confirms our commitment to excellence year in and year out. These awards may be humbling, but we aren’t too humble to say that we think you should choose us for your next oral surgery, and here are some of the reasons why we’ve been voted the best in Southern Utah.


Constant Communication 

We get that the world of oral surgery can be daunting and confusing. After all, we spend every day dealing with it, but most of our patients only have a couple of oral surgeries in their entire life. We aim to take away some of the more unknown aspects of undergoing oral surgery with communication. This isn’t just focused on the dry (at least, to some of our patients!) medical details, but we also want to ensure that patients’ emotions, financial concerns, and expectations are all clearly communicated. Proper communication is an underrated key to patient success and happiness.


Incredible Patient Results

It may sound hyperbolic to say that our treatments are life-changing, but, for many of our patients, that is absolutely true. Our top of the line dental implants gives people a boost in self-esteem and quality of life, including being able to eat a wider array of foods again, that is priceless to many patients. For those who suffer the devastating pain of TMJ, our procedures can alleviate huge levels of pain and provide long-lasting and incredible relief. These are just a couple of prime examples of how some of our treatments can literally alter a patient’s life for the positive.


Convenience is Key 

Access to your medical professional sometimes feels like it comes at a premium. We are always available to answer a patient’s questions, and we are even available for emergency care. Before your first visit, we check with your insurance provider to ensure you receive a clear and concise financial estimate with a lower wait time. We remove the guesswork and get you the information you need in a faster time.

These reasons are just a few to showcase why we earned so many gold badges in 2020’s Best of Southern Utah awards. Contact us to learn more!