Dr. Doles, Board Certified Oral Surgeon in Charleston SC

Meet Lon R. Doles, DDS

Dr. Doles, Oral Surgeon in Charleston SC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

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.

A familiar name to dental colleagues, Dr. Doles is a frequent lecturer on regional, national and international levels. He is highly regarded for his oral and maxillofacial skills, particularly in orthognathic surgery, dental implantology, bone grafting and third molar surgery.

Taking particular pride in a remarkable record of safety, Dr. Doles is known for oral surgery that is fully comfortable and successful. He shares his wealth of knowledge with dental students and residents. He also lends his extensive skills to mission work. Professional affiliations include:


  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Fellow: American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons


  • International Congress of Dental Implantology
  • Southeastern Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • South Carolina Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Kappa Chapter)

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