Business: Shore Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Location: 54 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 6, Galloway Township

Owner: Dr. Boris Kalika, 34, of Galloway Township

Employees: 4

Phone: 609-748-9600

At Shore Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we extract teeth, wisdom teeth in particular, perform dental implants, and treat oral pathology and facial trauma.

We can do corrective jaw surgery, bone grafting and jaw reconstruction. We offer intravenous sedation for these procedures. We utilize digital x-rays to cut down the amount of radiation needed to obtain an image.

I'm on the staff of three local hospitals: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City and Mainland campuses, as well as Shore Medical Center.

I'm also on staff with a teaching appointment at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where I teach oral surgical residents.

The procedures we most commonly perform are wisdom tooth removal and dental implants. Wisdom teeth are usually removed between the ages of 16 and 19 years old, but can be done at any age. They're removed to alleviate or prevent pain, prevent infection and assist in orthodontic treatments such as braces.

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Oftentimes patients can see dramatic improvements in their quality of life after receiving implants, particularly relating to their aesthetics and chewing capacity.

Bone grafting and reconstructive jaw surgery can assist in the placement of dental implants. Often people don't have enough jaw bone to accept dental implants, so we'll use bone-grafting procedures to improve the quantity and quality of the jaw bone.

Entry: I graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Dentistry. Then I completed my oral surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

I was in private practice in southern New Jersey for a number of years, followed by a full-time academic appointment at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

I opened my own practice because I felt there was a need for these services in the growing Galloway community.

Business Editor Kevin Post