Vincent J. Cavaretta, DDS
Dr. Vincent J. Cavaretta is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is board certified by both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He prides himself on his personal touch and ability to educate patients and includes them in the treatment process for the best results.. He understands that by empowering his patients through information, he can help lessen the anxiety brought on by these procedures, thus improving the whole treatment experience. He believes the most accomplished surgeons are consummate students and, in that same vein, Dr. Cavaretta promises to offer his patients the best technology and techniques available in oral and maxillofacial surgery today.
While completing several years of research in cell and molecular biology and wound-healing at both UNLV and UCLA, Dr. Cavaretta built the foundation for his passion in complicated hard and soft tissue grafting procedures necessary for oral reconstruction and rehabilitation. He was selected to present his research at the International Association for Dental Research and was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has lectured on bone grafting, soft tissue esthetic surgery and grafting, and dental implant therapy to dentists, surgeons, and surgical residents. He is well respected by his peers and has been voted a Texas Super Dentist.
More about Austin Oral Surgeon, Dr. Cavaretta
Dr. Cavaretta was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where he graduated with honors from UNLV with a degree in cell and molecular biology and a minor in chemistry. He went on to attend dental school at UCLA where he graduated Magna Cum Laude receiving the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Award from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as the Oral Pathology Award and the Oral Medicine and Facial Pain Award. He completed his internship at the prestigious Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and went on to complete his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Texas in Houston. After training at one of the largest medical centers in the country, Dr. Cavaretta was afforded exposure to a vast number of challenging cases and pathology. This further advanced his knowledge and surgical skills in facial trauma and reconstruction, dentoalveolar surgery, implant dentistry, and oral pathology. During these years he also prides himself on completing additional training in hospital-based anesthesia with the Baylor University Department of Anesthesia. He is a proud member of the Austin community where he lives with his wife, Dr. Ashley Gordon, an accomplished plastic surgeon, and their three canine children.
• American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
• American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
• International Team for Implantology
• American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
• American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
• Texas Dental Association
• Capital Area Dental Society
• American Dental Association
• Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
A Conversation with Dr. Cavaretta
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tell us about your education and training.
I received an undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Cell and Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry.
What is your philosophy at your practice?
Our philosophy is to treat every person as an individual. We understand that a lot of apprehension comes with having oral surgery, so our goal is to address those fears directly with our patients and do what we can to comfort and educate them. We spare no expense by using the latest techniques, technology, and materials to perform successful surgeries.
Why did you become an oral surgeon?
I enjoy the wide scope of care that oral surgery offers. You can focus a practice on dental extractions and jaw reconstruction while also engaging in facial trauma and reconstruction. It is an amazing profession, with one foot in dentistry and the other in medicine and anesthesia.
What do you like most about being an oral surgeon?
I enjoy the personal interaction with the patients. I never expected that getting to know people and their families, as well as their diverse backgrounds, would be one of the most rewarding aspects of my practice.
What methods did you employ to accomplish your goal of becoming a successful oral surgeon?
Meticulous attention to detail and patience to achieve the desired outcome.
What do you like to do in your leisure time when you are not operating or seeing patients?
I spend most of my free time dedicated to health and fitness and cooking great meals for my wife in the kitchen.
What epiphany did you experience while studying to become a surgeon that led you to choose oral surgery?
I always knew I wanted to be a surgeon as far back as high school. I had a great mentor at a very young age.
What setbacks or obstacles did you encounter while pursuing your goals?
Coming from a working-class family, I had to work a full-time job through both college and graduate school to be able to afford my training. I am very happy for the experience, and I learned the value of hard work.
What three words best describe you?
Determined, meticulous, and empathetic.
What mentors do you currently have, or have you had, during your career that made a lasting impact on you?
When I was in high school, the oral surgeon who removed my wisdom teeth took me in and mentored me. He allowed me to watch his surgeries and left a lasting impression on me. He was an accomplished oral surgeon who was once the president of the national society.
How did your journey to be an oral surgeon change you internally?
I feel like I have become a better, more empathetic listener.
Why do patients choose you as their oral surgeon, and what makes you different and unique?
Patients choose us for their oral surgery needs above all else because we are leaders in our field when it comes to technology and advanced surgical procedures. We are compassionate and caring and take time to treat each patient as an individual.
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