The local surgeon becomes only the second in the area awarded the prestigious accreditation.
From: Florida Oral and Facial Surgical Associates
One of the area’s leading oral and facial surgeons has been honored with a new accreditation.
Dr. Roger Thayer was recently awarded a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons accreditation, making him only the second Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Fellow in Volusia and Flagler Counties. His colleague, Dr. Curtis Schalit, of Florida Oral and Facial Surgical Associates, became the first to receive the distinction in 2019.
This accreditation is bestowed upon top surgeons who are dedicated to improving the care of their patients and safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment. Before a surgeon can become a fellow, their education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have to pass a rigorous evaluation and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.
“I am honored to join this exclusive group of incredible, like-minded surgeons who continually strive to provide the utmost in patient care through the latest in technological advancements,” said Dr. Thayer. “I truly believe all people deserve to live life with dignity and I will keep working to better myself so I can provide the care they need in order to smile again.”
Dr. Thayer has been part of the region’s top oral and facial surgical practice since 2011. He and his Florida Oral and Facial Surgical Associates’ colleagues are the only surgeons in the area using Yomi, the first and only system for robotic-guided dental surgery in the United States. Dr. Thayer is also a Delegate and former President of the Volusia-Flagler County Dental Association — a professional membership organization devoted to improving the oral health of people in the area. He has been a member for the past 10 years.
Dr. Thayer went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at York College and a Master of Arts in Biology at City College — both part of the City University of New York system. He then went to Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine to receive his doctorate in Dentistry. Dr. Thayer then served three years in the United States Navy doing a general practice residency at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda Maryland. He also served at the 2nd Dental Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina as a general dentist for the Marine Corps Air Wing at the New River Air Station. He proceeded to do his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Nova Southeastern University/Broward General Medical Center, where he received his training and certificate as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Since being founded in 1913, Fellow of the American College of Surgeron members have significantly influenced surgery in America and have been established as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 82,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.