By Tom Bostock

What do five doctors/dentists from disparate backgrounds have in common? 

These include one doctor from Camaguey, Cuba, and another from Nairobi, Kenya. No group of doctors in the fields of oral (maxillofacial)/implant surgery and aesthetic care epitomizes professionalism and excellence more than the dedicated surgeons at MOSAIC Maxillofacial Surgical Arts and Implant Centers. 

Together, this team of dedicated oral surgeons continues to provide for the dental and facial surgery needs of their grateful patients in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties, the entire Tampa Bay community.   

As their website notes: “Maxillofacial Surgical Arts and Implant Centers provides comprehensive oral and maxillofacial treatment to patients in Tampa, Clearwater, and surrounding areas. From dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, and bone grafting to corrective jaw surgery, TMJ disorders, and facial trauma, we tailor treatment to each patient’s unique needs to optimize their oral function and their quality of life.” 

Owner and founder, Dr. Mark W. Mitchell D.D.S. has been practicing for over 36 years.  As his practice continues to grow, he adds additional staff, as needed, to his successful practice. 

The practice is pleased to announce the addition of the services of a new doctor, Dr. Clayton Hamrick DMD, MD, to their already outstanding team. 

Dr. Hamrick, as his impressive online biography indicates, “joined the University of Florida in July 2019 as a visiting professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery, or OMFS, where he focused on didactic and clinical instruction for predoctoral dental students and residents in the department’s advanced education program.” Dr. Hamrick fits seamlessly with the practice’s core values of compassion, quality care, and surgical excellence. 

Additional achievements for Dr. Hamrick include obtaining his dental degree from the University of Florida in 2012, his medical degree in 2016, completing his OMFS resident program at UFCD in 2018, and earning a general surgery internship certificate from the UF College of Medicine in June 2019. Board certified, like the other doctors at the practice, Dr. Hamrick looks forward to sharing his state-of-the-art skills and knowledge with all the patients at Maxillofacial Surgical Arts and Implant Centers.  

Dr. Hamrick joins Dr. Mehta, who is a partner of Dr. Mitchell He was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. He brought an equally impressive background to the MOSAIC staff. After immigrating to the United States in 1998, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida, his D.M.D. at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and his M.D. at the University of Florida College of Medicine. 

This was followed by his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program, also at the University of Florida where he was Chief resident. He then completed a year of General Surgery at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. His valuable addition was welcomed by all of the staff.

Another valuable team member, Dr. Young, is sharing his surgical expertise, lecturing around the country about the latest in surgical techniques. Becky Sanchez noted, “All of the surgeons at MOSAIC Maxillofacial Surgical Arts and Implant Centers are certified and practice regularly in area hospitals.”  

I also wondered, during my interview with their marketing director and surgical assistant, Becky Sanchez, where Dr. Mitchell came up with the company’s name, specifically the reference to the word “MOSAIC.” Continuously stressing teamwork and the family atmosphere, Becky said, “MOSAIC” was born from the idea that we make a whole from every small piece. We wouldn’t be whole without each other,” she stated emphatically. 

“We consider ourselves to be the absolute best choice when it comes to oral surgery. We really try to live a culture of care and concern between one another.” Surgical excellence, compassionate care, and availability are their mission statement.

Since Covid 19 remains on everyone’s mind, I asked Becky how it impacted Maxillofacial Surgical Arts and Implant Centers and their patients. 

Becky said,” our main focus has been to bring Hope to Our patients and each and every one of our staff members. We strategically found ways to bring our staff closer to one another to create a community amongst ourselves where everyone enjoys coming to work. Working together, we can lean on each other, creating a stronger team and a better all-around experience for our patients individually. We are always striving to provide the absolute, best surgical experience! 

That may seem like lofty ideals, but did it work? Let’s read what some of the satisfied patients at MOSAIC Maxillofacial Surgical Arts and Implants Centers had to say:

Professional Staff:

“My experience was with Dr. Shaun Young. I had a cracked root on a molar that had already had a previous root canal. The only solution was to have the tooth extracted. I made an appointment with MOSAIC Center and was given a Consultation with Dr. Young. After examining my X-Rays he offered to extract the tooth. I had no pain whatsoever and was amazed how efficient and pain free my extraction was. I never needed any pain medication after the visit. I would recommend Dr. Young for any dental procedure. He was very thorough and explained what would happen.”

Just Wonderful – I would give the Six Stars if I could:

“I can’t say enough about the professionalism, courteous and compassionate treatment that I received from the staff and doctors of MOSAIC. Dr. Mitchell and his staff took the time to go over my procedure in great detail as well as patiently answer my many questions. The procedure itself was handled with an impressive degree of expertise and I highly recommend MOSAIC for those seeking implants or maxillofacial surgery. Thanks so much!”

Tooth removed:

“I have been to the MOSAIC office before! Always a good experience…which is not usual for me, as I do not like going to the dentist! 🙁 However, they are wonderful! Very caring efficient and helpful. Dr.Samuel Landrian was my Dentist/Surgeon today! He is simply wonderful! No problems at all and I was done in no time at all! His assistant was also very thorough! Anytime that I have to have any Jaw or Bone problems, I will definitely go to them! Thanks.”

These a just three samples of the many more unsolicited testimonials found on the MOSAIC website, www.MOSAICsurgery.com. 

If you need maxillofacial surgery such as but not limited to Dental extractions, Dental Implants, Facial surgery, Bone grafting, Sinus elevations, etc., to name just a few of the many services they offer, just call the local MOSAIC Maxillofacial Surgical Arts and Implant Center nearest you for the compassionate care in the family-like atmosphere you deserve. 

With offices conveniently located near you in the Tampa Bay area:

New Port Richey/Trinity – 727 842 5180

 Clearwater – 727 791 6529

 Westchase – 813 749 0903.

Bring MOSAIC Maxillofacial for your oral surgery problems today. They will be your solution!