Welcome to South Suburban Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Procedures Offered

We provide numerous procedures, including:

  • Dental extractions including third molars (wisdom teeth)
  • Dental implants
  • Bone grafting
  • Surgical exposure of teeth for orthodontics
  • Oxidation therapy for treatment of autoimmune disorders such as Lichen Planus
  • Avazzia therapy
  • Pathology
  • Facial Trauma
  • Orthognathic surgery
Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Mark Roszkowski

Dr. Mark Roszkowski graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental school. He completed his residency and PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota as well. Dr. Roszkowski went on to become an assistant professor at the University of Texas, where he also participated in research studies.

Dr. Roszkowski went into private practice in 2001 and is an American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Diplomate. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife who is also a dentist.

Dr. Richard Pihlstrom

Dr. Richard Pihlstrom graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental School in 1993. He completed his general practice and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residencies at Kings County/Downstate Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he was Chief of Service in 1998.

He is currently an instructor for the University of Minnesota Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents and is an instructor for Basic Life Support. Dr.Pihlstrom is an American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Diplomate and is a member of the Minnesota Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr.Pihlstrom enjoys skiing, golf, soccer, travel and gastronomy

Any Questions?
First Visit

We strive to make your visits with us as comfortable as possible and deliver the best care. At your first visit we will review your medical and dental history information, take x-rays if necessary and create a personal treatment plan for you. Also during this visit we will answer any questions regarding care and treatment that may arise.

Please bring with you your dental and medical insurance information, patient registration paperwork, your referral and x-ray(s) if  provided to you by your dentist.

Patient Registration

Pre-Operative Instructions

If you are scheduled for a general anesthetic (to be put to sleep) or for I.V. sedation:

  • Absolutely nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior, with the exception of water up to 3 hours before, the surgery appointment.
  • A responsible adult must accompany you to the office and check in with you in order to drive you home, and stay with you the remainder of the day.
  • Patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Do not smoke for 24 hours prior to surgery.
  • Please wear a short-sleeve shirt or blouse. Do not wear long sleeves or a top with tight-fitting cuffs.
  • Please do not wear “flip flops”, slip on or high heeled shoes.
  • If you are taking any medications please furnish the names, amounts taken, and dosage schedule.
Financial Policy

Our commitment to quality care involves providing procedures that will be a good investment to you. We understand, however, that your investment needs to be affordable. With this in mind, we provide several payment options including VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. In addition, we offer third-party financing options for those that require more flexibility.

  • It is the policy of this office that all fees are to be paid in full on the day of service unless other arrangements have been made with our business office in advance.
  • We strongly urge you to contact your insurance carrier to determine what your benefits may be.
  • Patients with insurance are required to pay a deposit that reflects the estimatedamounts not covered by insurance that day services are rendered.
  • It is important that patients with insurance coverage realize that professional services are rendered to a person, not the insurance company.

If you have a dental plan we will be happy to assist you with determining benefits and filing claims. Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to determine if we are in your dental network. As a courtesy to our patients with medical and/or dental plans, we will submit any necessary claim forms to your insurance company. Upon receipt of payment from insurance, any balance due is billed to you.

**We are not providers for Minnesota Health Care programs or Medicare.**


Please contact our office by telephone for full assistance in scheduling your appointment. Please specify which office you are wanting to schedule for at the time of scheduling.

  • Burnsville: 952-435-0310
  • Northfield: 507-663-6140
  • New Prague: 952-758-2321

We try to stay on schedule to minimize delays at the time of your appointment. Referral of emergency patients can cause delays to the schedule, and your understanding and patience are very much appreciated.

Post-Operative Instructions
  • Bleeding: After your surgery, a gauze pad was placed on the wound and you were asked to bite down firmly for 40-60 minutes. After 40-60 minutes, you may discard the pad. Some oozing will continue and can cause your saliva to be dark red. With more involved surgery, the oozing may last 48-72 hours.
    • If excessive bleeding occurs, fold or roll a 3 x 3 -inch piece of gauze into a small pad, moisten it with tap water, and place it directly over the area that is bleeding (not between your teeth). Bite down firmly for 40-60 minutes in an upright or semi-reclined position. Avoid talking and do not spit. If these measures do not control the bleeding, please call our office.
  • Pain: Post-surgical pain usually lasts up to three days. Use pain medication as prescribed during this time. If the medication is not controlling your pain, please call our office.
  • Swelling: Swelling may occur after surgery, depending on the procedure. To limit the amount of swelling, apply ice externally, during the first 48 hours following surgery. Cover the ice pack with a towel to prevent injury to the skin. Place the ice bag over your jaw for 20 minutes, then remove it for 20 minutes to avoid thermal injury from constant ice application. To be most effective, ice should be applied as soon as possible following surgery.
  • Oral Wound Care: Do not rinse your mouth or brush your teeth for 24 hours after surgery. Beginning the next day, rinse your mouth gently four times a day, with one teaspoon of salt in a 10-ounce glass of warm tap water. Rinse gently until the glass is empty. Continue rinses for seven days after surgery. DO NOT use antiseptic mouth wash for 72 hours after surgery.
    • Brushing your teeth is important during the early healing process. On the day following surgery, begin gently brushing your teeth twice daily.
    • If you received an irrigation syringe, begin using as directed ONE WEEK from the day of surgery.
    • Do not use tobacco products during the first seven days after surgery.
  • Activities: On the day of surgery, stay home and rest. If you received intravenous anesthesia, your body will need 18 hours to clear the medications. Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery during this time.
    • The day after surgery, do whatever you feel like doing, except strenuous physical activity. Do not do too much too soon. If you currently participate in a sport or training program, do not exercise during the first three days after surgery.
    • Rest is important for good healing. Try to get eight to ten hours of sleep a day during the week after surgery.
  • Diet: When you get home, begin with clear, cool liquids that contain sugar, such as fruit juice, pop (especially 7-Up, ginger ale, or cola drinks), or Gatorade. No hot liquids for the first 24 hours following surgery.  Progress to soft foods such as scrambled eggs, pancakes, noodles (macaroni & cheese or spaghetti), apple sauce, mashed potatoes, meat loaf, yogurt, rice or beans. Advance to more solid foods as you feel comfortable. Let your comfort be your guide – if something sounds good to you, try it.
    • DO NOT use a straw during the first 48 hours after surgery.
    • Avoid food with sharp edges such as pretzels, potato chips, nuts and popcorn.


  • Burnsville: 952-435-0310
  • Northfield: 507-663-6140
  • New Prague: 952-758-2321
Referring Dentists

For an additional referral form please click the link below.




Oakridge Professional Building
625 E. Nicollet Blvd., Ste. 205
Burnsville, MN 55337
Fax 952-435-0311


402 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Fax 507-663-7046

New Prague

115 1st Avenue S.E. Ste. 110
New Prague, MN 56071
Fax 952-758-2328