Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, traumatic injuries, and developmental or genetic deformities of the face, mouth, dentition, jaws, and neck. Functional, pathologic, and cosmetic problems are managed by these physicians.
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at the Medical University of South Carolina is part of MUSC Health and the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine. The diagnosis and consultative practice is located in the Clinical Sciences Building (CSB) with outpatient surgery performed in the Outpatient Procedure Center in Rutledge Tower. Inpatient surgery is performed at the MUSC Main Hospital. The surgeons work closely with one another and with other specialists at MUSC Health to provide comprehensive care to patients.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons diagnose and surgically treat diseases, injuries, and defects of the oral (teeth and mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) regions. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at the Medical University of South Carolina have extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and management of traumatic facial injuries, perform bone grafting, care for patients with tumors and cysts of the jaws, and provide implant surgery for patients with missing teeth. They also treat impacted teeth, such as “wisdom teeth” (third molars), misaligned jaws, and dental infections of the head and neck. Another significant part of their training is the acquisition of knowledge and skill in pain control methods, including intravenous sedation.
Dr. Steed graduated from the University Of Buffalo School Of Dental Medicine in 1997 and then completed an Oral Medicine residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1997 to 1999. He completed his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2004 and was appointed to the full time faculty at Emory as an Assistant Professor that same year. He was Associate Professor and Residency Program Director within the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine as well as Chief of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at Emory Midtown Hospital before coming to the Medical University of South Carolina. He now is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as Associate Dean of Hospital Affairs within the MUSC James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine. His clinical and research interests include microsurgical repair of peripheral trigeminal nerve injuries, virtual surgical planning/ simulation, orthognathic and maxillofacial trauma surgery outcome measurements, and surgical curriculum development and assessment.
Dr. Lecholop obtained his DDS and completed his maxillofacial surgical training here at the Medical University of South Carolina after graduating from The Citadel. He then went on to complete a one year post residency fellowship focusing on cleft lip and palate surgery. Dr. Lecholop’s clinical interests include corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), alveolar cleft bone grafting, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery and reconstruction, and management of oral and facial pathology.
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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
Clinical Sciences Building 204 MSC 507
Charleston, SC 29425-5070
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