If you or someone you love has been referred to an oral surgeon, it is important to do your research and choose wisely. When it comes to complex dental care—specifically oral surgery—look for someone who has significant experience, board certification in both oral and maxillofacial surgery and anesthesiology as well as a great demeanor and a gentle, precise hand.
Dr. Mark Ranschaert of Prosper Oral and Facial Surgery meets all the above criteria and more. Soft spoken, conscientious, and generous with his time, Dr. Ranschaert has consistently earned the trust of his patients—most of whom were referred to him by their general dentist—since opening the practice last year. “After surgery, many patients ask me if they can come to me for all their dental needs,” he said. “It’s a high compliment.” Dr. Ranschaert calls patients himself the evening after a procedure just to check on them. “It takes a little time, but I truly enjoy providing that level of care to my patients.”
Dr. Ranschaert received much of his intensive surgical training on the front lines—literally. After graduating from dental school, he volunteered for active duty in the United States Army, completing a rigorous four-year surgical residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Ranschaert went on to serve as the Theater Consultant for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for Multi-National Forces in Iraq. His primary responsibilities included providing surgical treatment for multiple wounds to the face and neck from explosions and gunshots.
On November 5, 2009, Dr. Ranschaert was among the first responders to provide emergency surgical care to the critically wounded of the mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons recognized him for his lifesaving actions during this tragedy. “I believe the intense surgical experience I received in the military—operating on that kind of level, reassembling skeletal structure in a high-pressure setting—has helped me to become a better, more detailed surgeon in my practice today,” said Dr. Ranschaert. “It has given me a confidence in my skillset and a unique perspective.”
At Prosper Oral and Facial Surgery, the entire team strives to provide the highest quality care and services to every patient. The surgical team is experienced and skilled. “We are dedicated to our patients before, during, and after surgical procedures,” said Dr. Ranschaert, who served at a large oral surgery practice for three years before launching his solo practice in Prosper.
Dr. Ranschaert is an avid outdoorsman and volunteers with the Texas Parks and Wildlife as a hunter safety educator. He loves spending time with his wife and their young son. Dr. Ranschaert is board certified by both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. For a complete list of his credentials, visit ProsperOralSurgery.com.
Procedures offered by Prosper Oral and Facial Surgery include:
- All-on-Four implant technique
- bone grafting
- dental implants
- facial trauma
- impacted canines
- corrective jaw surgery[/one_half]
- oral pathology
- pre-prosthetic surgery
- sleep apnea/TMJ disorders
- wisdom teeth removal
- 3-D imaging with cone beam CT Scan
- Board Certified MD Anesthesiologist[/one_half_last]
Mark E. Ranschaert, DMD
321 North Preston Road, Suite D
Prosper, Texas 75078
Text: Tammy Adams
Photo: Aimee Louise Photography