541-389-6953     1893 NE Neff Rd.    541-382-7981

Drs. Azari, Welch, and Schlam

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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Amir Azari DMD, MD

Garrett Welch DMD

Mark Schlam DMD

Meet Dr. Azari

Surgical care doesn’t have to be overwhelming or confusing – Dr. Azari’s goal is to provide clear direction at each visit. He will thoroughly  communicate with you to find the balance between your needs and what’s possible.

Dr. Azari is passionate about routine oral surgeries, such as removal of wisdom teeth and placement of dental implants, as well as complex reconstructive needs such as bone or tissue grafting, surgeries for orthodontics, TMJ surgeries, and jaw surgery for correction of malocclusion, breathing disorders, and facial proportions.  Dr. Azari has spent over a decade as a trainee and as an attending surgeon on the cleft lip and palate team at the Shriners Hospital in Portland, OR. He is involved in teaching surgeon trainees, and is the division chief for maxillofacial trauma surgery at St. Charles hospital.

Dr. Azari lives in Bend with his wife and two children, and like you, they love living in this outdoor wonderland. You can find them walking, biking, or swimming around town – proud to be part of this community!

Dr. Azari's Education

BS – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
DMD – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MD – Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Fellowship in Orthognathic Surgery and Craniomaxillofacial Trauma – Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, AU

Dr. Azari's Credentials and Affiliations

Diplomat and Fellow, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Consultant, Cleft Lip and Palate team, Shriners Hospital for Children – Portland
Member, American Dental Association
Member, Oregon Dental Association
Member, Central Oregon Dental Society
Certified, Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Certified, Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Meet Dr. Welch

Dr. Welch brings calm and compassion to every surgery and consultation. He is dedicated to delivering safe and efficient care, and has expertise in routine oral surgeries such as wisdom tooth removal, impacted tooth removal, bone grafting, and dental implants. He also provides care for patients suffering from maxillofacial trauma at St. Charles hospital.

Dr. Welch sought out Central Oregon for the trails and snow. When he’s not taking care of his patients, he is likely building airplanes or cultivating a bit of forest where he and his wife are raising their twin boys.

Dr. Welch's Credentials and Affiliations

Diplomat and Fellow, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, American Dental Association
Member, Oregon Dental Association
Member, Central Oregon Dental Society
Certified, Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Certified, Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Dr. Welch's Education

BS – Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
DDS – University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Internship – Louisiana State University Health, Shreveport, LA
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Meet Dr. Schlam

Dr. Mark Schlam was raised in Lexington Massachusetts, where he learned to love the outdoors in all seasons. His childhood was spent hiking, skiing, and exploring the mountains and coastline of New England. After high school, Dr. Schlam received his B.A. from Yale University. At Yale, he was a 4-year letterman on the varsity lacrosse team. During his undergraduate training, Dr. Schlam gained his EMT certification and valuable experience managing emergency situations.

Dr. Schlam obtained his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship from the United States Army. In dental school he served as an academic tutor to his peers, teaching assistant in Oral Surgery, and BLS instructor. At Tufts, Dr. Schlam was selected to participate on a mission trip, where he traveled to rural regions of the Dominican Republic and provided surgical services to the local communities.

After dental school, Dr. Schlam became an active duty Army officer, and completed the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training program at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, NC. Dr. Schlam trained extensively in facial reconstruction and dental implant therapy, advanced bone grafting techniques, anesthesia, orthognathic surgery, cosmetic surgery, and trauma. He has special interest in complex full mouth dental rehabilitation and enjoys working closely with his restorative colleagues.

Dr. Schlam places patient safety and comfort as his top priorities and strives provide a positive experience for all of his patients.

In his free time, Dr. Schlam enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, and finding fun places to mountain bike, surf, race triathlons and snowboard.

Dr. Azari

Meet Dr. Welch

Meet Dr. Schlam

Surgical Services

Wisdom tooth removal & impacted tooth exposure
Dental implants for single or multiple tooth replacement
“Full arch” or “All-on-X” or “All-on-4” dental implants
Zygomatic implants
Dental implants for denture retention
Bone & tissue grafting
Orthodontic & pediatric surgery

Overbite correction
Underbite correction
Facial asymmetry
Post-traumatic malocclusion
Cosmetic cheekbone and chin augmentation

Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA)

Fractures of all facial bones
Facial laceration repair
Dental trauma
Post-traumatic facial reconstruction

Lesion evaluation and biopsy
Cyst removal
Benign tumor removal

TMJ injections and cartilage surgery
TMJ replacement & reconstruction
Botox for myofascial pain

Why Choose Us?

We don’t take your trust lightly.

Welcome to our practice, where compassion meets expertise in restoring smiles and transforming lives. We understand that the decision to seek oral and maxillofacial surgery can often be accompanied by anxiety and uncertainty. That’s why we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment where every patient feels understood, supported, and cared for throughout their journey.

With a commitment to excellence and a passion for serving our community, Drs. Azari, Welch, and Schlam and our dedicated team combine advanced surgical techniques with a gentle touch to deliver exceptional oral care tailored to each individual’s needs. Whether you’re visiting us for wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, jaw surgery, or any other oral surgery procedure, rest assured that you’re in capable hands.

Beyond our technical proficiency, what truly sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to your comfort and well-being. We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and alleviate any fears you may have. Your trust means everything to us, and we go above and beyond to earn it every step of the way.

At our Facial and Oral Surgery Center, we believe that everyone deserves to smile with confidence and live life to the fullest. Let us partner with you on your journey to optimal oral health and a brighter, happier tomorrow. Schedule your appointment today and experience the compassionate care that sets us apart. Your health is our passion, and your satisfaction is our greatest reward.

1970
Practice Established
31
Years of Surgical Experience
1
Dedicated Team

Our Team

Our team is experienced, close-knit, kind, empathetic, and the foundation of our surgical practice!

Darlene

Financial Coordinator

Mel

Surgical Coordinator

Shelby

Treatment Coordinator

Larissa

Surgical Assistant

Peter

Surgical Assistant

Kayla

Surgical Assistant

Becky

Surgical Assistant

Colleen

Care Coordinator

Shawnie

Surgical Assistant

Sienna

Care Coordinator

Ashley

Surgical Assistant

AFFILIATIONS

Location & Hours

(541)-382-7981
1893 NE Neff Rd
Bend, OR 97701

HOURS
M–F: 8 AM–5 PM