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Mission Viejo Oral Surgery Practice Information, CA

Serving You For Over 20 Years

Michael K. Clark, DDS

   

USC Graduate

Oral, Maxillofacial, and Dental Implant Surgeon

 

Our Practice
 

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Michael K. Clark, D.D.S. is a graduate of the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry, finishing in the top of his class. He received his Oral and Maxillofacial surgery certificate at Los Angeles County/ U.S.C. Medical Center. His experience at this nationally recognized training facility is unsurpassed.

He was extensively exposed to, and allowed to mature in, all facets of oral surgery. His particular emphasis was on the surgical phases of dental implants and reconstructive maxillofacial surgery. Have the confidence of knowing that Dr. Clark was trained and approved by internationally recognized oral surgeons and implantologists.

Dr. Clark is a member in the American Dental Association, Californina Dental Assocation, Orange County Dental Society. He is currently a general anesthesia examiner on the California State Dental Board.  Dr. Clark has also served as an instructor and proctor of anesthesia at Los Angeles County/ U.S.C. Medical Center for the oral surgery residents in training. Dr. Clark and his staff also attend continuing education seminars to keep up with the latest improvements in the delivery of safe and precise surgical and anesthetic care.


Our Team

Since 1998, F.O.S.C. has had remarkable consistency within the team environment.

"I am blessed to be able to work with such loyal, confident, and patient-oriented people." - Dr. Clark

 

 

Anne Cohelan 

 

Front Office Administrator

Reception

 

Anne is a front-line point of contact for our patients and referring practices. Her main focus is ensuring that each patient visit is a well-executed appointment, where our patient arrives ready with clear expectations, proceeds smoothly through their interactions with the team, and leaves complete and ready for their next steps. She ensures efficient, optimally productive performance by our team, as well as, an ideal experience for our patient.


 

Philippa Wagoner

 

Treatment Coordinator

 

 

Philippa is primarily responsible for our patient’s clinical experience with the team and maintaining alignment between our patient’s interdisciplinary treatment plan and the services that are delivered to them at each appointment. Ultimately, she measures her success through patient satisfaction and acceptance of their treatment plan. The highest levels of acceptance means our patient receives ideal care and our team has the opportunity to deliver the best treatment possible.

 

   

  

Perla Nuno 

 

Clinic Administrator

Surgical Assistant

 

Perla ensures our patients' experience during their procedure is efficient by making sure all needed surgical supplies are on hand. In the operatory, she performs a key role as chairside support for Dr. Clark in taking care of all the needs of our patients.  Her calm presence reinforces the value of the treatment provided and reassures our patient that they are in the right place and will receive the best care.  She coordinates with the Front Office Administrator and the Treatment Coordinator to ensure a seamless delivery of the patient experience and accountability for being complete with each visit.

  

  

Rebecca Garcia 

 

Surgical Assistant

 

Rebecca performs a key role as chairside support for Dr. Clark in taking care of all the needs of our patients.  She provides a calm, warm presence for those who might be anxious, reinforcing the value of the treatment provided and reassuring our patient that they are in the right place and will receive the best care.  As part of the surgical team, she coordinates with Front Office Administrator and the Treatment Coordinator to ensure a seamless delivery of the patient experience and accountability for being complete with each visit.

  

 

Larissa Von Ruden

Clinical Assistant


Larissa helps create efficient delivery models and provides the instrumentation and sterilization functions that allow us to provide the best clinical care with the most reliable outcomes. She works with the surgical team giving additional support outside the operatory to ensure their time is leveraged in the right way and appointments stay on schedule.

  

 


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Teri Medina 

 

Personnel Manager
Billing & Accounts Receivable

 

Teri takes the lead role in implementing Dr. Clark’s vision for the practice, in practical and inspirational ways.  She is dedicated to maintaining smooth-running systems that optimize productivity while helping to create a motivated focused team. By doing this, she allows Dr. Clark to confidently lead the team and focus on delivering excellent clinical care to our patients. With her extensive work experience at FOSC you may also find her chairside as a surgical assistant at times. Teri completes our patient care by providing assistance with billing, insurance claims, and financial processes.

   

  

Andrea Clark 

 

Professional Relationship Director

Marketing & Social Media

 

 

Andie helps build ideal interdisciplinary relationships between our team and referring practices.  By designing, producing, and providing educational material to our community through face-to-face visits, workshops, and social media, she focuses on developing relationships that are built on mutual respect and trust. These relationships encourage the kind of open communication, educational growth, and flexibility that ultimately benefits our patients’ best interest and overall health.

 


 

Our Facility


We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality oral surgery care available. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. For this reason, our office meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.

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