Oral Surgery

Vanderbilt’s oral and maxillofacial surgeons care for people with complex injuries, diseases or deformities of the jaws and face. We have the expertise to manage or repair a wide variety of problems. Our goal is to reduce pain and give you better quality of life.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all oral and maxillofacial conditions, including:

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    Benign tumors and cysts
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    Lower jaw fractures
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    Upper jaw fractures
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    Bite abnormalities (underbite, overbite, open bite, etc.)
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    Cleft lip and palate
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    Complications of chemotherapy or radiation therapy
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    Defects and deformities of the face, mouth or jaw after trauma, infection or tumor removal
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    Impacted teeth (wisdom teeth)

Meet Your Care Team

Susie I. Lin
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4.4

Susie I. LinDDS, MD

    Dental Implant Reconstruction, Facial Trauma, Facial and Jaw Reconstruction, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Skeletal Facial Deformities, Total TM Joint Replacement
Samuel J. McKenna
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4.6

Samuel J. McKennaMD, DDS

    Dental Implant Reconstruction, Facial Trauma, Facial and Jaw Reconstruction, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Skeletal Facial Deformities, Total TM Joint Replacement
Ashish P. Sharma
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4.6

Ashish P. SharmaBDS, MSD

    Dental Implant Reconstruction, Facial Trauma, Facial and Jaw Reconstruction, Head and Neck Infection, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Skeletal Facial Deformities
Luis G. Vega
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4.6

Luis G. VegaDDS

    Dental Implant Reconstruction, Facial Trauma, Facial and Jaw Reconstruction, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Skeletal Facial Deformities, Total TM Joint Replacement

Why Choose Oral Surgery at Vanderbilt

  • Comprehensive care

    We offer everything from routine wisdom tooth removal to treating complex jaw and facial deformities. We offer the widest list of surgery services of any oral surgery practice in Middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and northern Alabama.

  • Personalized care

    We help you understand your treatment options and create a plan tailored to your health and needs.

  • A team approach

    We work with other doctors and dentists in many specialties to be sure your needs are met. Many of our patients have complex medical problems, including chronic disease. For patients with jaw and bite abnormalities who need orthodontic treatments before surgery, we will work closely with your orthodontist.

  • Innovative treatment

    We are the only surgical team in Middle Tennessee offering temporomandibular (jaw joint) replacement. We were the first team in Middle Tennessee to use virtual surgery planning for jaw deformities and bite abnormalities, and we continue to use the most advanced technology and surgical techniques available. 

  • Depth of experience

    We were the first oral surgery team in Middle Tennessee to perform endosseous (root-form) dental implants in the early 1980s. Our team includes board-certified surgeons, and our length of experience means you get the best possible care.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

Location

1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3501
Nashville, TN 37232

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