Background | Albuguergue Oral Surgery | Albuquerque, NM


Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires up to 6 additional years of hospital based surgical and anesthesia training. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Traub manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions.

Dr. Traub practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from cosmetic facial surgery to corrective jaw surgery and wisdom tooth removal. He can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and performs a full range of dental implant procedures.

Dr. Traub's staff is trained in assisting with I.V. sedation within our state of the art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery. In addition, general anesthesia provided by a board certified anesthesiologist is available within our facility.

Surgical Staff

The surgical staff at Albuquerque Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of I.V. sedation, general anesthesia, and surgery. All staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies and are CPR certified.

To My Patients:

In this day of increasing consumer awareness and high dental and medical costs, I think it appropriate that you know my thoughts regarding the quality of care that I provide you with and the fee you pay me.

I am a surgical specialist, not a general practitioner, with the most up-to-date and extensive training available in my field. My office is fully equipped with the finest and most modern equipment necessary to practice my specialty. My staff is well-educated and trained to assist me in providing you with nothing less than excellent care, which is my prime goal. All of this has been acquired, and is maintained, at a tremendous cost.

You are paying a specialist's fee and are entitled to special treatment. I am available twenty-four hours a day to meet your needs, both pre-operatively and post-operatively.

My fees are quite similar to those charged by the few other oral surgeons in Albuquerque, and my collection policies are essentially identical with those of most oral surgeons throughout the country, including Albuquerque.

Regarding insurance, I work for myself, not the insurance companies. I set my fees, not the insurance companies. Consequently, if you have insurance, it will probably only cover a portion of my fee. You pay your premiums to your insurance company, not to me. Therefore, in all cases, you are entirely responsible for your bill, not your insurance company. It is my responsibility and desire to assist you in recovering all that is due you from your insurance company. Lastly, due to ongoing federal court litigation regarding insurance company price fixing and racketeering charges, I am no longer a participating provider on any medical or dental indemnity plans. I do, however, honor the discounts afforded by certain non-indemnity plans where third-party reimbursement is not an issue.

This policy statement is not intended to offend you, but to initiate a long-standing and meaningful doctor-patient relationship. As well, I hope that this will prevent any future misunderstanding regarding either your care or your bill. If you have any questions or problems in either of these regards, please let me know.

Respectfully yours,
Steven J. Traub, D.D.S.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon