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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the recognized specialists of oral surgery. They have received advanced training and possess expert knowledge of the bone, skin and muscle of the face, mouth and jaw.


These surgeons are specifically equipped to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions including cleft lip and palate, facial injuries, neck and oral cancers, dental implants, cosmetic surgery and more.


At the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s Dental Faculty Practice, oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide a broad scope of services. For more information on what oral and maxillofacial surgeons do, visit http://myoms.org/.


Services include:


  • Craniofacial surgery (including cleft lip and palate)
  • Reconstruction surgery (including facial or dental trauma/injuries)
  • Surgery for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (nighttime breathing difficulties)
  • Maxillofacial cosmetic surgery (including ear, eyelid or chin surgery)
  • Wisdom teeth management and removal
  • Dental implant surgery
  • Treatment of facial pain and TMJ (pain involving the temporomandibular/jaw joint)


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A referral from your doctor is needed to schedule an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery appointment. For information, call (919) 537-3404.
Referrals should be faxed to (919) 537-3407.

Dental Faculty Practice
UNC School of Dentistry
Campus Box 7450
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450

Meet Our Dentists
George Blakey, III George Blakey, III >
Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Assistant Dean for Hospital Affairs
Distinguished Professor


  • Certificate, Oral Surgery, University of North Carolina, 1992
  • DDS, Dentistry, Medical College of Virginia, 1987
  • BA, Biology, Wake Forest University, 1982
Renie Daniel Renie Daniel >
Assistant Professor


  • BS, MS, Biology, The George Washington University
  • DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry
  • MD, New York Medical College
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  • Member, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Certified, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Shaun Matthews Shaun Matthews >
Associate Professor


  • B.D.S., University of Dundee, Scotland 1986
  • M.B.B.S., Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, England 1995
  • F.D.S., Canniesburn Hospital, Scotland 1998
Glenn J. Reside Glenn J. Reside >
Associate Professor


  • DMD, Dental Surgery, Washington University, 1977
  • MS, Biochemistry, University of Illinois, 1974
  • BS, Chemistry, Illinois College, 1968
Timothy Turvey Timothy Turvey >


  • DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Columbia College of Dental and Oral Surgery, School of Medicine, 1971
  • BA, General Social Science, Villanova University, 1967