Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty and Staff


Larry Weeda Jr., D.D.S.

Professor and Chair

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Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6234
Fax: 901-448-5480
Email: lweeda@uthsc.edu

Education and Training:
University of Kansas, B.S.
University of Missouri, D.D.S.
Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate

Clinical Interests:
Trauma
Dentoalveolar
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

James M. Christian D.D.S., M.B.A.

Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program

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Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6234
Fax: 901-448-5480
Email: jchris19@uthsc.edu

Education and Training:
Temple University, DDS
University of Connecticut, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate

Clinical Interests:
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Trauma
Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction
Orthognathic Surgery


Jim E. Albright, D.D.S.

Professor

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Address (Private Practice):
766 S White Station Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Phone: 901-684-1662
Fax: 901-684-1662

Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6233
Fax: 901-448-5480
Email: jealbright@comcast.net

Education and Training:
University of Tennessee, D.D.S.
Orlando Naval Hospital, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellowship
Bethesda Naval Hospital, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate

Clinical Interests:
Orthognathic Surgery
Craniofacial Surgery

Jeffrey Brooks, D.M.D.

Associate Professor

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Address (Private Practice):
Suite 302
2501 Crestwood Road
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116
Phone: 501-771-4631

Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6233
Fax: 901-448-5480
Email: jbrook27@uthsc.edu

Education and Training:
University of Mississippi, B.A.
University of Mississippi, D.M.D.
University of Tennessee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate

Clinical Interests:
Computed Tomography
CT Guided Implantology
Dentoalveolar Surgery

R. Kuhen Smith, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor

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Address (Private Practice):
766 S White Station Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Phone: 901-685-8090

Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6233
Fax: 901-448-5480

Education and Training:
University of Memphis
University of Tennessee, D.D.S.
University of Tennessee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate

Clinical Interests:
Implantology


Ryan Austin, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor

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Academic Office:
VA Medical Center
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Phone: 901-523-8990 ext. 6756
Fax: 901-577-7307
Email: ryan.austin@va.gov

Education and Training:
Weber State University
University of Maryland, D.D.S.
University of Tennessee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate

Clinical Interests:
Implantology
Dentoalveolar Surgery
Maxillofacial Trauma
Orthognathic Surgery

Ronald C. Staples, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor

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Address (Private Practice):
Center for Oral Facial Surgery
Suite 101
1251 Wesley Drive
Memphis, Tennessee 38116
Phone: 901-398-0793
Email: staplesdmd@aol.com

Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6233
Fax: 901-448-5480

Education and Training:
University of Tennessee, B.S.
University of Tennessee, D.D.S.
University of Tennessee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate

Clinical Interests:
Orthognathic Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery

Lawrence McRae, D.D.S.

Associate Professor

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Address (Private Practice):
5565 Murray Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
Phone: 901-767-0088

Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6233
Fax: 901-448-5480

Education and Training:
University of Virginia, B.A.
University of Tennessee, D.D.S.
University of Tennessee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate

Trent Wilson, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor

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Address (Private Practice):
5565 Murray Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
Phone: 901-767-0088

Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6233
Fax: 901-448-5480

Education and Training:
Memphis State University, B.S.
University of Tennessee, D.D.S.
University of Tennessee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate

Richard Meekins, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor

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Address (Private Practice):
Center for Oral Facial Surgery
Suite 101
1251 Wesley Drive
Memphis, Tennessee 38116
Phone: 901-398-0793

Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6233
Fax: 901-448-5480

Education and Training:
University of Memphis, B.S.
Howard University, D.D.S.
Martin Luther King Jr./Charles R. Drew Medical Center, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate

Bruce McCullar, D.D.S.

Associate Professor

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Address (Private Practice):
805 Estate Place, Suite 2
Memphis, Tennessee 38120
Phone: 901-682-9713

Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6233
Fax: 901-448-5480

Education and Training:
University of Memphis, B.S.
University of Tennessee, D.D.S.
University of Tennessee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate

Darren R. Williams, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor

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Address (Private Practice):
1100 Poplar View Lane North
Collierville, Tennessee 38017
Phone: 901-854-4422

Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6233
Fax: 901-448-5480

Education and Training:
University of Southern Mississippi, B.S.
University of Tennessee, D.D.S.
Saint Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate

Micheal A. Williams, D.D.S., M.D.

Assistant Professor

Micheal A. Williams, D.D.S., M.D. photo

Address (Private Practice):
Center for Oral Facial Surgery
Suite 101
1251 Wesley Drive
Memphis, Tennessee 38116
Phone: 901-398-0793

Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6233
Fax: 901-448-5480

Education and Training:
David Lipscomb University, B.S.
University of Tennessee, D.D.S.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate
University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.D.

Nicholas Gerard, D.M.D., M.D.

Assistant Professor

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Address (Private Practice):
805 Estate Place #2
Memphis, Tennessee 38120
Phone: (901) 682-9713

Academic Office:
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6233
Fax: 901-448-5480

Education and Training:
Villanova University, B.S.
Temple University, D.M.D.
Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Washington University School of Dental Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, July 1988 – April 1990.
Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, April 1990 – June 1992.

Staff

Administrative Office

  • Carolyn Ivy: Patient Care Coordinator
  • Wendy Tapplin: Finance
  • Bea Davis: Residency/Externship Coordinator

Patient Care

  • Erika Herron: Surgical Assistant
  • William Spearman: Surgical Assistant
  • Terri Welch: Surgical Assistant (VA)
  • Mona Ross: Surgical Assistant (VA)
  • Mamie Gray: Surgical Control Technician
  • LaVonne Wright: Surgical Control Technician

Insurance and Surgical Pre-Authorization

Romelle West: Insurance and Surgical Coordinator

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Contact Us

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6233
Fax: 901-448-5480

Residency/Externship Coordinator:
Beatrice Davis 
Program Director: 
James Christian, D.D.S.