Oral surgeon, Dr. John Ratliff, DDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

Dr. Ratliff is known for his profound dedication to his patients’ well-being. He combines his expert surgical skills with unwavering dedication to ensure each individual receives personalized, high-quality care tailored to their unique needs.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS) and a member of the 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).

Dr. Ratliff hails from the top-tier LSU Health Sciences Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program, where he was named chief resident in his final year and received a broad scope of training.

He graduated at the top of his class at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. During his time at dental school, Dr. Ratliff was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society and was awarded the Baylor Oral Health Centennial Award given to the student who demonstrates excellence in professionalism, leadership, clinical dentistry, patient management, and professional service.

Dr. Ratliff graduated from the Honors College at The University of Mississippi while playing for the Rebels as a walk-on wide receiver. He has carried his passion for excellent patient care and advanced learning throughout each step of his education and training.

When Dr. Ratliff is not seeing patients or in the operating room, he fulfills his passion for football and impacting youth through the You Gotta Believe (YGB) Football Camp, a non-profit summer camp he and his brother founded in 2015. The mission of YGB is to teach young student-athletes the importance of working hard both on and off the field and to further develop them in their athletic and personal growth.

Diplomate: American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Diplomate: American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons


  • American Dental Association 
  • South Carolina Dental Association
  • South Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons