A Team You Can Trust
Our goal is to provide the highest quality care possible for our patients. Our doctors and staff are known for their quality, character, and education. We take great pride in the care we provide for our patients and strive to be the best at what we do.
At Southwest Oral, we are leaders in dental implant technology and the full spectrum of oral and facial surgery, ranging from tooth extractions to corrective jaw surgery to facial reconstructive surgery for facial trauma and pathology.
We are among the only specialists in the dental field qualified to administer deep sedation/ general anesthesia. We are credentialed at St. George Regional Hospital where we provide oral surgery call coverage for the emergency room and facial trauma care for the trauma center. Although we perform most of our surgeries in state of the art operatories in our offices, we also operate at St. George Regional Hospital as necessary to accommodate patients with complex medical and surgical considerations. We also operate at Coral Desert Surgical Center.
MEET OUR TEAM
Matthew K. Mizukawa, D.M.D.
A highly-qualiﬁed and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Mizukawa obtained a B.S. in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University and a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Mizukawa completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was chosen amongst hundreds of medical and surgical residents as the Best Consultant to the Department of Emergency Medicine for his work in emergency medicine and trauma surgery in 2009. He served in private practice following graduation but soon after took the offered opportunity to return to Vanderbilt to teach in the residency program.
Erik J. Nielsen, D.D.S., M.D.
Erik J. Nielsen, D.D.S., M.D. joined our practice in July 2019 following his residency at
Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. A native of Escondido, California, Dr. Nielsen attended Palomar Junior College and played football before serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Washington, DC. After his mission, he attended Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. He then received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2016 and completed a general surgery internship before enrolling in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training they offer. Dr. Nielsen is now a partner of Southwest Oral Facial & Implant Surgery as of June 2022. We are so delighted to have him on board.
John H. Mizukawa, D.D.S.
Biography coming soon.