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THE DOCTORS OF SUNRISE FACIAL
AND ORAL SURGERY
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Richard W. Schmid and
Dr. King Kim practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial
surgery with their combined expertise ranging from
corrective jaw surgery, wisdom tooth removal, to dental implants.
Dr. Kim is also a respected expert in facial cosmetic procedures.
Passion Becomes Practice – Dr. Richard Schmid
Dr. Schmid grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where he attended
Michigan State University and graduated Cum Laude with
a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. Dr. Schmid continued his
education and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from
the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. “Originally, I had
planned on becoming an orthodontist, but I was intrigued by the
excitement of the surgical residents enrolled in the anesthesia,
oral and maxillofacial programs,” said Dr. Schmid. The intellectual
challenge beckoned him to pursue the specialty where he quickly
found passion and his aptitude for the program enabled him to
excel in his specialty. After practicing general dentistry for four
years, Dr. Schmid went on to earn certificates in oral and maxillofacial
surgery at both the Detroit Macomb Hospital Association
and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan programs.
Being an expert in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery
drives Dr. Schmid to be on the forefront of oral surgical technology.
His experience in emergency room facial trauma and complex
oral surgery has provided him with distinction in Brevard County
as a highly sought-after surgeon. “My goal is to treat patients who
have very few remaining treatment options and assure that their
quality of life is restored,” Dr. Schmid added.
Dr. Schmid and his wife Donna have raised five children and are
blessed to have five grandsons. They enjoy skiing, and spending
family time together in Dr. Schmid’s home state of Michigan.
Since 1983 Dr. Schmid has been practicing
oral and maxillofacial surgery in Melbourne.
He is one of only two surgeons in Brevard
County to have earned Board Certification as
a Diplomate of both the American Board of
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the
National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
For 18 years he was Chief of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery at Holmes Regional
Medical Center and served as former president
of the Brevard County Dental Society.
FACES OF MEDICINE
DR. RICHARD SCHMID
ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
“I went in super stressed out and panicked about the
whole process. The staff there were super amazing
and they genuinely seemed to care about my care and
comfort. I would go back to them in a heart beat.”
— Brook M.