Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn't my regular dentist perform my surgery?

Every dentist in Arizona is licensed to perform all types of dentistry.  Most dentists choose to limit their practices to certain phases of dentistry.  Your dentist has chosen to refer patients to another dentist for the surgical care that they require.

Why Dr. Rider?

Your dentist knows that Dr. Rider has the surgical skills and abilities to provide you with the high quality services you deserve.  Dr. Rider's practice is designed to provide such surgical services to you in your own dentist's office in which you are already familiar and comfortable.

Is Dr. Rider a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery?

Dr. Rider is a general dentist who provides oral surgery services.  However, he has had additional post-graduate training that included complex dental extraction experience and IV sedation.  He is a general dentist who provides oral surgery services for dentists in Tucson, Arizona and the surrounding areas.  If you have any specific questions regarding this training or his experience, please feel free to ask your dentist or to call Dr. Rider directly at 520.336.2286.