Dear Patients,

We hope this message finds you and your families well amidst this growing pandemic. As you well know, the dental community nationwide has taken steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Indiana Dental Association has now fully endorsed recent ADA recommendations to cease all elective dental procedures for three full weeks, effective immediately.

Dr’s Stevenson, Fairchild, and Surber have heard these recommendations and will be following suit. We are working to cancel all elective procedures including new consultations and routine follow-up appointments during this time.

As oral and maxillofacial surgeons we understand our position in the management of emergent needs to prevent patients inundating emergency rooms and immediate care clinics. To cope, we will maintain shortened office hours at our Valparaiso location to assess emergency patients from our referrals and greater dental community. Thank you all in advance. We are all in this together.
Valparaiso Location


(219) 307-4382
(219) 462 9599


(219) 600-5797
(219) 736 1401
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Welcome to Our Practice

Dental surgeons serve Merrillville and Valparaiso, IN and beyond

You probably have a trusted family dentist for cleanings, checkups, and routine dental procedures . . . and that is terrific. Oral and maxillofacial surgery, though, is a very specialized area combining the disciplines of dentistry, medicine, and general surgery. The surgeons at Stevenson, Fairchild & Surber OMS have advanced training in this area, and more than 70 years of combined experience. Patients in Chicagoland and across Porter, Lake, and LaPorte counties take advantage of our two convenient locations – Valparaiso and Merrillville, IN – for top quality treatment.

Much more than implants

Today, dental implants play a critical role in replacement of natural teeth, and they are big part of what we do at Stevenson, Fairchild & Surber OMS. However, our range of services extends far beyond implant planning and surgical placement.

You can also turn to our surgical team for:

  • Bone grafting
  • Implant-retained dentures using BioHorizons’ TeethXpress system
  • Wisdom tooth surgery
  • Dental extractions
  • Corrective jaw surgery
  • Oral pathology and complex reconstructive surgery
  • Comprehensive facial trauma
  • Temporomandibular joint evaluation and surgery

We work closely with your dentist and other healthcare providers for integrated care that returns superior results.

What to expect from a visit to a dental surgeon in Valparaiso or Merrillville, IN

Are you apprehensive about having oral surgery? We are known for putting patients at ease, from consultation through treatment, and follow-up. Our knowledgeable front desk staff is happy to assist with billing and insurance questions. Both offices are easy to find, with highway access and plenty of free parking.

Whether you see Dr. Howard Stevenson, Dr. Stephen Fairchild, or Dr. Tim Surber, you are assured of personalized attention focused on resolving issues that have kept you from smiling. Their expertise, along with the latest 3D imaging technologies, contemporary techniques, and quality materials, help to ensure uneventful recoveries and predictable surgical outcomes. Procedures are performed on-site in fully-equipped surgical suites, with the added assurance of IV sedation or general anesthesia.

New patients are welcome at Stevenson, Fairchild & Surber OMS. Call (219) 307-4382 to schedule an appointment in Valparaiso, or (219) 600-5797 to visit the Merrillville office. We offer appointments Monday through Friday.

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I would recommend this oral surgery office to anyone that is need when they are in pain. They took great care of me and they did there best to calm me down in a bad time of my life. Thanks for your help!

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