thomas-faerberThomas H. Faerber MD, DDS of Overland Park Kansas, is the principal surgeon of Faerber Surgical Arts. He is one of the few surgeons who provide a private, outpatient surgery center that is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) for both functional oral and maxillofacial surgery and facial cosmetic surgery.

Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Dr. Faerber attended Shawnee Mission South High School. He attended Kansas State University on a full football scholarship, gaining first team Academic All Big Eight awards as a linebacker in 1978 and 1979.

He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society comprising the top percentile of graduating medical students. He is also a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, which denotes a top percentile ranking upon his completion of dental school at Creighton University. Dr. Faerber spent 2 years of training at Ohio State University and the remaining 5 years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Truman Medical Center. The unique combination of doctorates in medicine and dentistry, both with honors, provides Dr. Faerber a high level of insight and dedication into the jaw and facial region. He also has had previous appointments as an associate professor in both schools of medicine and dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Dr. Faerber has dual board certifications in both Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He limits his practice to oral, maxillofacial and facial cosmetic surgery. He is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
  • Kansas Medical Society
  • American Dental Association

On the national level, Dr. Faerber is a former site surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and a former board examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. On the state level, Dr. Faerber was previously a member of the Kansas Medical Society Task Force on Office-based Surgery and served as a member on the subcommittee for guideline development. He also was previously Chairman of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery department at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Dr. Faerber has also given lectures to several national surgery organizations, as well as local organizations and groups. He holds current certifications in both ACLS and PALS. Dr. Faerber also has certification by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Faerber’s philanthropic activity has included the following organizations:

  • American Red Cross
  • Leukemia Society of America
  • American Heart Association
  • Christian Foundation for Children and Aging

Married with three children, Dr. Faerber’s hobbies involve his family, physical fitness and he previously retired from coaching youth football. His curriculum vitae are available upon request.

Specialty & Clinical Interests:

Oral & Maxillofacial
Clinical Interests:
Oral Surgical Procedures, Oral Surgery, Maxillofacial Development

Education & Medical Training

University of Missouri at Kansas City
Residency, General Surgery, 1990–1991

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
Class of 1990

Board Status

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Publications & Presentations

Comparison of cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinases from salivary glands of four species.
- Dowd, F., Cheung, P., Warren, J., Faerber, T., Traub, D.

Congenital teratoid cyst of the floor of the mouth.

- Faerber, T. H., Hiatt, W. R., Dunlap, C.

Temporomandibular joint ankylosis following mastoiditis: report of a case.

- Faerber, T. H., Ennis, R. L., Allen, G. A.