Among the Most Experienced Team
of Oral Surgeons in Louisiana

Welcome to Oral Surgery Associates Expert Dental Care Close to Home

At Oral Surgery Associates, it is our goal to restore your dental health to its optimal state by using the most conservative treatment methods available. Eric Geist, DDS, FACS, Matthew Fowlkes, DMD, MD, Nick Gregory, DDS, and Richard Willis, DDS, specialize in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Each of our experienced oral surgeons has undergone rigorous training to provide our patients with the highest quality of surgical care possible.

We believe the best way for you to maintain your dental health is through education, and we take the time to ensure you understand all of your treatment options. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can assist you with scheduling and financing. Together, we have proudly served the Twin Cities of Monroe and West Monroe for more than 20 years. We now also have an office in Ruston, LA, which has been designed with your comfort and safety in mind.

Rebuilding Smiles for over Two Decades

Experience matters. We are the only oral surgery practice in the area that has been open for over 20 years.

Dedicated to Your Comfort and Safety

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We work hard to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during all stages of treatment. We offer a variety of sedation options, including nitrous oxide and sedation medication. Our staff includes certified surgical assistants and a certified nurse anesthetist who is trained in the administration of intravenous (IV) sedation. Our Monroe and Ruston offices also follow strict safety protocols to minimize the risk of COVID-19.

Prestigious Affiliations

LSU Health New Orleans
American Board of Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery
ACOMS
FACS
AAOMS
ADSA
American College of Dentists
Southeastern SOciety of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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The team at Oral Surgery Associates offers a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures to the people of Monroe, West Monroe, and Ruston, LA. This includes removal of wisdom teeth, dental implant placement, and reconstructive jaw surgery. Our experience in oral pathology allows us to treat an extensive range of conditions including complex issues not treatable by dentists.

We use the latest techniques to promote faster healing and achieve more predictable results. You can benefit from advancements like stem cells, platelet-rich plasma, and bone morphogenetic proteins, all of which are shown to stimulate bone and tissue growth after surgery.

To schedule a consultation, contact Oral Surgery Associates online or call our Monroe office:

318-388-2621

Oral Surgery Associates team
We know oral surgery can seem scary, so we do everything we can to ensure a calm, positive experience.

"I Highly Recommend Oral Surgery Associates" Five-Star Reviews from Our Patients

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Carmen Horne

2020

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Dr. Nicholas Gregory and his staff are amazing! His specialty is one that brings anxiety to many of us. His team cared for me in such a compassionate way. I told him after each step of my implant process he got a gold star. He is caring, professional, and informative. Front office staff are helpful and engaging. I am thankful God (through my dentist, Emily Cassis) directed me to Dr. Gregory.

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Tamatha Hawkins

2020

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As I look back at my experience with Oral Surgery in care of Dr M. W. Fowlkes, I feel compelled to let you know how much I appreciate not just the care but also the "inviting" atmosphere of the staff. You and your staff complement each other in making patients feel comfortable and cared for. I was among the 1% to experience a dry socket after surgery. Dr. Fowlkes and his staff were very busy but took time to make sure I was taken care of. I highly recommend Oral Surgery Associates.

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Featured Oral Surgery Procedures

Bone Grafting

Tooth loss causes the loss of jawbone density. In order for dentists to recommend dental implants, patients who've experienced bone atrophy must undergo bone grafting or a sinus lift. These procedures add density to the jaw and help build a proper foundation for implants.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically embedded into the jaw. Dentists can use dental implants to support crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dental implants hold these false teeth firmly in place without denture creams or messy adhesives.

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Jaw Surgery

Our oral surgeons work with doctors in the area who recommend patients for different jaw surgeries. These maxillofacial surgery procedures may be used to address severe malocclusion or to improve a person's appearance.

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Sleep Apnea

When a person suffers from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), dentists and doctors may recommend oral surgery. Sleep apnea surgery can remove blockages or adjust jaw position in order to improve airflow during sleep.

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TMJ Treatment

Dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause jaw pain and lockjaw. When a dentist is unable to treat a TMJ disorder (TMD) with minimally invasive treatments, undergoing maxillofacial surgery may be the best option.

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Oral Surgeons Who Put You First Professional Collaboration and Patient Education

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Whether you have impacted wisdom teeth or are interested in dental implants, our team can help. Because of our training and expertise, many doctors refer their patients to us when they need advanced care. Our surgeons have worked with numerous dentists and doctors in the Twin Cities of Monroe and West Monroe as well as Ruston, LA. Close professional collaboration combined with patient education means safe and effective treatment for all kinds of dental conditions and general health needs.

Ultramodern ​Dental Technology

We use the latest dental technology to provide advanced care to our patients. Our state-of-the-art digital x-rays and scanners capture detailed panoramic images that we can use to ensure accurate diagnoses. Tools such as our iTero® intraoral scanner and 3-D cone beam computed tomography (CT) system allow us to design personalized surgical plans tailored to our patients' needs.

In addition to our scanning equipment, we also have a soft tissue laser. This device replaces the traditional scalpel method in many of our procedures, including tooth extractions and removal of wisdom teeth. During these procedures, the laser seals blood vessels to reduce bleeding, inflammation, and recovery time.

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Our iTero scanner helps us ensure accurate diagnoses and precise treatment.

Patients Appreciate Our Excellent Care

"I cannot say enough good things about the entire staff at Oral Surgery Associates. The doctors and assistants have always provided excellent care. I cannot imagine going anywhere else for oral surgery!" Michael J.

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If you or a loved one are in need of oral surgery, trust your care to a team that has over 20 years of surgical experience. Our oral surgeons use state-of-the-art technology such as intraoral cameras and cone beam scanners for the very best results. We are members of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • To meet with one of our highly qualified doctors, request your consultation online or call our office at 318-388-2621.

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Monroe Office

2003 Forsythe Ave
Monroe, LA 71201

Open Today 8:00am - 4:00pm

Ruston Office

620 S Trenton St
Ruston, LA 71270

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