Meet Your Charleston Oral Surgeons


Michael H. Porter, DDS

Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Porter is dedicated to providing exceptional care for his patients, combining leading technological advances, safety, and expertise to ensure a comfortable experience and optimal results for his patients.

From a young age, Dr. Porter knew he wanted to become a dentist and follow in the footsteps of his father who showed great care and compassion for his patients. Learning from this example, Dr. Porter dedicated his career to oral surgery and to exceptional patient care.

Dr. Porter completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training at the Washington Hospital Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Children’s National Medical Center in the nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C. and in Baltimore, Maryland. He was one of only three doctors accepted to this rigorous training program and was Chief Resident in his final year.

He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS), a full member of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Dental Association (ADA), the South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA) and the South Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (SCSOMS). Read more…

Lon R. Doles, DDS

Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

An honors graduate of Ohio State University, Lon Doles began a high school teaching career. He then entered Ohio State University’s Medical Physiology graduate program, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery with top honors in Oral Surgery and being named Outstanding Oral Surgery Student. He completed an Oral Surgery internship at the University of Georgia Medical College as well as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency.

Since starting private practice in Charleston in 1976, Dr. Doles has served on the teaching staff of the Medical University of South Carolina and as a State Dental Board Examiner for Oral Surgery applicants. In 1997, he and Dr. Carroll Gallagher developed the state’s first in-office general anesthesia surgical center for sophisticated oral and maxillofacial surgery, which was featured by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Read more…