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Delivering Exceptional Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Experiences
At Southern Oral & Facial Surgery, we have a reputation for providing the highest standards of patient care. Our surgeons have vast experience addressing tooth loss and restoring beautiful smiles. We promote patient safety and comfort through a range of treatments that include wisdom teeth, dental implants, bone grafts, and more.
H. Daniel Clark is a board-certified, dual-degree oral surgeon born in Santa Barbara, CA. Dr. Clark has been proudly treating patients since 2003. He is highly trained in addressing oral health concerns as well as facial problems.
Dr. Clark is passionate about meeting new patients and helping them lead better lives.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Sean Young holds both dental and medical degrees. Raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Young is thrilled to serve patients.
He enjoys meeting people from the community and working to improve their quality of life through exceptional oral healthcare.
A native of Germantown, TN, Brad Lewallen is a board-certified oral surgeon with both dental and medical degrees. His interest in healthcare was sparked by a medical mission trip to India, and now he provides oral health solutions for patients.
He loves having the opportunity to improve patient lives and collaborate with other providers.
Rachel Strait, DMD, MDExpand + Collapse –
She earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Alabama Birmingham and returned to Nashville where she earned her medical degree at Vanderbilt University. She also supports the Nashville community by volunteering her expertise with Interfaith Dental Clinic
She treats each patient’s case thoroughly and individually, to help deliver the best long-term result.
Anthony Lotesto, DMDExpand + Collapse –
Dr. Lotesto is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who also currently serves as a naval officer. He enjoys meeting new people, engaging with the recruits, and developing surgical and leadership skills daily.
He focuses intently on patient safety, comfort and ideal outcomes to bring people precisely what they need from a surgical perspective.
“Everybody went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. The doctor here is just a sweetheart…I had a very successful procedure. I am beyond pleased that I chose this practice to have my procedure done. I would highly recommend Southern Oral & Facial Surgery.”
At Southern Oral & Facial Surgery, we are passionate about patient education. We want you to be fully informed about your first visit and any relevant insurance information.
Start with these resources to help you get going.
Hear What Our Patients Have To Say
“The staff was very helpful and explained everything upfront. The Doctor went through the process of what to expect and did a great job with the surgery and follow-up visits.”
“This place is fantastic, it’s such a safe and friendly atmosphere! All the doctors and nurses really took the time to explain and answer all my concerns I had before the surgery and after.”
“Dr. Clark and his staff were ALL very professional, and courteous. The procedure my son underwent was made clear, the process was streamlined and performed flawlessly.”
ApicoectomyExpand + Collapse –
An infected tooth can sometimes be treated with a simple root canal procedure. In some situations, however, the root canal may not completely clear up the infection.
The best option may be to have an apicoectomy, which involves the surgical removal of the infected tip of the tooth root.
Bone GraftingExpand + Collapse –
Tooth loss is often accompanied by the loss of bone support, which can make dental restoration more complicated when there is no bone for anchoring an implant.
Through bone grafting, our oral surgeons can regrow bone where it is most needed, preparing you for replacement of one or more teeth with dental implants.
Oral PathologyExpand + Collapse –
It is common for bumps, patches, and other abnormalities to arise on gum tissue or within the jaw bone. Although most of these conditions are non-cancerous, it is important to have these areas evaluated by an oral surgeon.
Often a biopsy is recommended to remove abnormal tissue and confirm the diagnosis.
Corrective Jaw SurgeryExpand + Collapse –
Sometimes an orthodontist will identify misalignment of the teeth that cannot be corrected with braces alone.
Orthognathic surgery corrects jaw misalignments, resulting in improved dental function and esthetics by restoring harmony of the facial bones.