Meet Our Doctors




Troy R. Petersen, DMD, MD | Marcus, B. Tanabe, DDS | Rudy J. Schneider, DDS, MD


Welcome to our practice!

Founded in 2007, Valley Oral & Facial Surgery has been providing patient care for over seven years. 

 

Dr. Petersen, Dr. Tanabe, and Dr. Schneider are Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. They have the expertise and experience to provide you and your family with safe and comfortable oral and facial surgery procedures. Each of our surgeons underwent an additional 4-6 years of hospital based surgical and anesthesia training after completing dental school. Our surgeons manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. We practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant placement, oral pathology to wisdom tooth removal. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, facial infections and perform a full range of dental implant procedures.

We have the education, experience and resources to provide our patients with the safest oral surgical care. We pride ourselves in taking exceptional care of our patients and their families.

We look forward to meeting you and learning how we can help you.

 


Dr. Troy Petersen grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota and moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota where he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Dakota. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Connecticut Health Center in 1998. He was accepted into the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program at the University of Nebraska where he completed medical school in 2001 and his general surgery internship in 2002.

Dr. Petersen completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training in June of 2004 and returned home to North Dakota to practice. Dr. Petersen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He lives in Grand Forks with his wife and four children. 














 


Dr. Marcus Tanabe grew up in North Dakota and then moved to Minneapolis where he completed his undergraduate studies at St. John’s University. He received his Doctor of Dental Sciences degree from the University of Minnesota in 2003. He was accepted into the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program at Saint John Health System in Detroit, Michigan. He completed internships at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN in 2004 and the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2005. His Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency was completed in June of 2009.

He returned to Grand Forks to join Valley Oral & Facial Surgery where he lives with his wife and three sons. His youngest son (not pictured below) was recently born. Dr. Tanabe is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


  


Dr. Rudy Schneider grew up in Southern Idaho where he completed his undergraduate studies and masters at the University of Idaho. He received his Doctor of Dental Science degree from the Creighton University in 1997. He was accepted into the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program at the University of Nebraska where he completed medical school in 2000 and his general surgery internship in 2002. Upon completing his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training in 2003, he continued to practice in Omaha, NE where he and his wife resided with their three children.

Dr. Schneider is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. We are excited to have Dr. Schneider and his family join our practice in West Fargo, ND.