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Welcome to the online offices of Chewning and McDonald Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Lawrence R. Chewning, Jr. and Dr. Thomas A. McDonald are here to help you.

With a dedicated staff and over 40 years of combined medical and dental training and experience, Drs. Chewning and McDonald can help correct any oral or maxillofacial problems you may have.


What is an oral surgeon?
An oral surgeon is a dentist who specializes in different aspects of surgery in and around the mouth. He / she performs simple extractions and difficult, complex extractions, including the removal of wisdom teeth. Most oral surgeons are qualified to install dental implants and perform jaw realignment procedures. They usually have about four years of advanced education after finishing dental school.

What is oral/ maxillofacial surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of defects, injuries, and diseases involving the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, and neck.