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Oral Surgery

Dr. Dustin J. Hopkin is an expert oral surgeon who focuses on providing his patients with the highest quality care.

Whether you need a simple wisdom tooth extraction or more complex oral and maxillofacial surgery to repair oral trauma, he can help.

Learn more about how the team at Hopkin Oral Surgery in Salt Lake City, UT, can restore, repair, or improve the tissues of the mouth...

When Is an Oral Surgeon Needed?

There are a variety of different circumstances that may require oral surgery. In some cases, an oral surgeon is needed to reconstruct and repair damage to the tissues from trauma sustained in an accident. In other cases, a patient may need oral surgery to restore oral health or to prepare for other procedures. Using precise techniques and drawing upon his many years of experience, Dr. Hopkin can perform oral and maxillofacial surgery to help restore his patients' full oral function.

How Tooth Loss Can Result in an Aged Appearance

Treating tooth loss quickly can prevent additional dental problems, such as jawbone atrophy, facial collapse, and movement of surrounding teeth, from occurring. This can help you maintain a more youthful appearance and prevent premature aging.
Illustration of progression of jawbone atrophy
Oral surgery can repair trauma as well as prepare a patient's teeth for other procedures, such as implant placement. 

Why Wisdom Tooth Removal Is So Important

A wisdom tooth that is erupting at an angle can push the surrounding teeth out of alignment and even cause physical damage to the adjacent tooth.
Illustration of impacted tooth removal

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Tamera DeRushia


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I definitely made the right choice. Very respectful and down to earth, I was never rushed or made to feel anything but the most important person in the room. And it wasn't just Dr. Hopkins. The entire staff was this way, 100% of the time. I was having all of my remaining top teeth removed and getting a top denture. The procedure was so fast and comfortable, I chose to be put under anesthesia. Full instructions for after care, full attention to any questions or concerns I may have had. 10/10 recommend Dr. Hopkins and his amazing staff. Thank you all for making this so easy to get finally taken care of. ❤️

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Micah Weisenberg


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A review from a different perspective. I am a general dentist and have had referred many cases to Dr. Hopkin. He is a gifted surgeon who has amazing interpersonal skills. He keeps my patients informed and comfortable throughout the whole process. And when dealing with larger/complex cases, having good communication between the specialist, dentist, and patient is essential to achieving the desired outcomes. After seeing his work for the past two years, if my family or I needed to see an oral surgeon, we would be going to Dr. Hopkin (and I don't say that about all the dentists and specialists I have worked with).

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Dr. Dustin J. Hopkin is a dentist and board-certified oral surgeon with more than 10 years of experience. He has undergone extensive oral surgery training, performs a comprehensive range of procedures, and can provide you with treatment to restore or repair your full oral function. Whether you need oral and maxillofacial surgery to repair trauma, place dental implants, or extract wisdom teeth, you can rely on Dr. Hopkin to provide quality care.

If you are in need of an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, contact our dental practice online or call us in Salt Lake City at:

(801) 277-3942

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Types of Oral Surgery

Dental Implant Placement

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically embedded into the jawbone to replace missing roots of the teeth. The implants can then support high-quality restorations, such as a crown, bridge, or full dentures. Many general dentists refer their patients to Dr. Hopkin for implant placement because he is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, which means he has undergone extensive training in this area. He uses the latest surgical instruments and equipment, and he offers many types of dental implants, including Nobel, Straumann, and All-on-4.

Dental Implants

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, can cause a variety of dental problems for patients. The teeth may not fully erupt, or may come in at an odd angle. They can cause a lot of pain and sensitivity in the surrounding teeth and gums, as well as pain near the jaw. If they are not removed, they can cause the other teeth to shift, resulting in misalignment. Extracting these molars can eliminate any discomfort and prevent further complications. At Hopkin Oral Surgery in Salt Lake City, we use gentle extraction techniques and sedation for a more comfortable patient experience.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifts

Bone grafts and sinus lifts are most commonly performed prior to dental implant surgery. These procedures supplement the bone tissue in the jaw to properly support implants at a later time. Dr. Hopkin can also perform bone grafting and sinus lifts to repair tissues after a traumatic injury, to remove tumors, or to correct congenital defects.

Bone Grafts and Sinus Lifts

Surgical Correction of TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a common affliction. Many patients find relief through conservative and non-surgical methods, such as the use of oral appliances. However, sometimes surgery is needed to correct the problem and provide the patient with long-term relief. If surgical intervention is necessary, Dr. Hopkin can provide steroid injections or perform open joint repair at our Salt Lake City practice to alleviate the painful symptoms of TMJ disorder.

TMJ Disorder Treatment

Treatment for Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma

When oral and facial trauma occur, typically in motor vehicle and sports accidents, surgery is often needed to repair and reconstruct the damaged tissues. This can include treatment of fractures in the upper and lower jaws, cheekbones, nose, eye sockets, and forehead. Treatment may also include procedures for missing or chipped teeth and soft tissue injuries.

Oral and Facial Trauma

Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Pre-prosthetic surgeries are performed to improve the fit of a prosthesis such as a partial or full denture. These procedures may include ridge augmentation or reduction, gum contouring, and exposure or removal of impacted teeth.

Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Tooth Extraction

When absolutely necessary, a tooth extraction can alleviate discomfort from a badly damaged, decayed, or infected tooth. Dr. Hopkin can also remove teeth prior to orthodontic treatment if you do not have enough room for movement of the teeth in your jaws. Saving a tooth with cavity treatment or a root canal infection is always ideal; but in some cases, tooth extraction, paired with dental implant placement or orthodontic treatment, is the best way to improve the patient's oral health.

Tooth Extraction

Why Choose Our Practice?

State-of-the-art Facility

Dr. Hopkin uses state-of-the-art dental equipment, including 3-D imaging, which allows him to create the most comprehensive and individualized treatment plan to best suit his patientsʼ needs.

Financing Options

To help patients afford treatment, our office in Salt Lake City accepts CareCredit® financing and in-house payment plans. These plans break up the cost of treatment into monthly payments.

Same Day Appointments Available

Dr. Hopkin and the rest of our friendly team understand that dental emergencies happen. We are proud to offer same-day appointments so we can address dental problems immediately.

"So Quick and Painless!" More 5-star Google Reviews from Our Patients


Christie Bauer


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We had a great experience at Dr. Hopkins’s  office. He came highly recommended to us and we weren’t disappointed. The office staff is friendly. Dr. Hopkin’s is such a nice guy and he explained the procedure clearly. We will definitely go back if we are in need of an oral surgeon.

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Jonathan Huck


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I just had surgery.  It was so quick and painless! The whole procedure started before I could get anxious. All of, the staff are helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. But, most importantly, Dr. Hopkin is extremely skilled, like I said quick and painless. 10 out of 10 recommend!

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Dustin J. Hopkin, DDS

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Dr. Dustin J. Hopkin is a highly trained oral surgeon in Salt Lake City, UT. He is proud to be board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At Hopkin Oral Surgery, Dr. Hopkin and his team provide excellent care with state-of-the-art technology and advanced treatment methods. Our most popular services include:

You can request a consultation with Dr. Hopkin by filling out our online form or calling (801) 277-3942.

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