Dr. Francisco Pestana
Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon/Smile Expert
Dr. Pestana finished undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and is a graduate of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry (accredited by the Joint Commission). He did his General Practice residency at the VA hospital of Philadelphia, PA. He completed his Internship, Advanced Education, and General Dentistry Level II at Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital, NY as well as an Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and an Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the University of Puerto Rico.
Dr. Pestana was a Major in the USAR with an honorable discharge. He has been Licensed by the Dental Board of CA since 2000 and working in Yuba City and Northern Sacramento Area for the last 14 years. He’s worked at a private practice in Napa since September 2014.
Dr. Pestana is an excellent surgeon who is very passionate about delivering the best outcome for his patients. He has been married for 18 years with children ages 17, 14, & 8. His interests outside of dentistry are international politics, the outdoors and ocean activities, and animals, especially dogs and horses.
What is a oral surgeon?
An oral surgeon is skilled in the following:
- Removing diseased and impacted teeth such as wisdom teeth.
- Placing dental implants. Oral surgeons can reconstruct bone in areas requiring it for implant placement and, when necessary or desired, modify gum tissue around the implants to produce a more natural and attractive appearance.
- Evaluating pathologic conditions. Oral surgeons treat patients with benign cysts and tumors of the mouth and face, as well as people with malignant oral, head and neck cancer, and severe infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaws and neck.
- Alleviating facial pain. An oral surgeon can diagnose and treat facial pain disorders, including those caused by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. Your oral surgeon can order imaging studies of the joints and make appropriate referrals to other dental and medical specialists, or a physical therapist. When non-surgical treatment is insufficient or there is definite joint damage, your oral surgeon may suggest surgery.