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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

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Oral surgeons may be known for extracting teeth, including “wisdom teeth,” but extractions are just one aspect of the procedures that these dental specialists perform.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons diagnose and surgically treat diseases, injuries and defects of the oral (teeth and mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) regions. An Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon at the College of Dentistry has extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and management of impacted teeth, such as “wisdom teeth” (third molars), misaligned jaws, and dental infections of the head and neck. They also treat facial injuries, perform bone grafting, care for patients with tumors and cysts of the jaws, and provide implant surgery for patients with missing teeth. Another significant part of their training is the acquisition of knowledge and skill in pain control methods, including intravenous sedation.


Richard G. Burton Richard G. Burton, B.A., D.D.S., M.A.
Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Burton joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1997. He is professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Steven Fletcher Steven Fletcher, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr Fletcher joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2010. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Dentistry.

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Kirk L. Fridrich Kirk L. Fridrich, B.S., D.D.S., M.S
Professor and Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

After receiving his B.S. and D.D.S. degrees from the University of Nebraska, Dr. Fridrich completed a one-year general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He then came to Iowa for his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency and received his certificate and M.S. degree in 1987.

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Teresa Morgan Teresa Morgan, B.S., D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Teresa Morgan joined the UI Hospitals and Clinics Hospital Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2001. She is an assistant professor.

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Charles Ringgold Charles Ringgold, B.S., D.D.S.
Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Ringgold joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2007. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Kyle M. Stein Kyle M. Stein, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Stein joined the College of Dentistry in 2013. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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William J. Synan William J. Synan, B.S., D.D.S.
Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Synan is currently the director of the pre-doctoral Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

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