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Patient Information

Dr. David Felgenhauer provides instructional documents that are targeted to the specific needs of each of his patients

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Office Hours

  • Monday - Tuesday
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    Closed
  • Thursday
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday
    Closed

Dental Procedures

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty of dentistry which addresses the surgical and medical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of hard and soft tissues of the mouth, teeth, jaws and facial structures

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ABOUT Dr. Felgenhauer

Dr. David Felgenhauer
oral surgeon
Dr. David Felgenhauer received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. He then attended the University of Illinois Medical Center Campus where he received both a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. After his doctorate, he served as a resident in General Dentistry at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The next year he completed a residency in General Anesthesia at Illinois Masonic Medical center. His Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training was received at John H. Stroger Hospital (formerly Cook County Hospital) in Chicago. Since completion of residency training he was an Attending in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Illinois and Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he served as Head of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery until 1999. He is a former Attending in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at John H. Stroger Hospital.

Currently, Dr. Felgenhauer serves as a clinical faculty member at Midwestern Dental School where he instructs students in oral surgical procedures. He is a Fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Fellow in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists. For the past 25 years he has been a member of the Anesthesia committee for the Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is a member of both the Illinois and Chicago Societies of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He holds memberships in the American Dental Society of Anesthesia (ADSA) and the Illinois ADSA component society where he has served as past president. He is certified by the American Heart Association in both Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty of dentistry which addresses the surgical and medical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of hard and soft tissues of the mouth, teeth, jaws and facial structures.

Oral surgical training requires an additional 4 – 6 years AFTER completion of dental school, giving the oral and maxillofacial surgeon the highest level experience and training. It is the most rigorous and competitive of all dental specialties.

Most of the procedures performed are in an office surgical setting. Sedation and general anesthesia can be used to manage discomfort and anxiety. It is important to note that Dr. Felgenhauer has completed extensive hospital based training in general anesthesia and is fully licensed to deliver outpatient general anesthesia and intravenous sedation. The staff is trained in assisting with surgical procedures and anesthesia consistent with the guidelines of the AAOMS. Some procedures may require a hospital setting. This may be a same day procedure or a stay of a few days depending upon the procedure performed. Dr. Felgenhauer has been on staff at Edwards Hospital in Naperville since 1988.