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July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

Each year in the United States, about 2,600 babies are born with a cleft palate and 4,400 babies are born with a cleft lip, with or without a cleft palate. These conditions, along with other birth defects of the head and face, are called craniofacial birth defects. July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and […]


  For many teens and their parents, it’s a debate on if or when their child should have their wisdom teeth removed. This is a fairly common question for some families when they are referred to my office for evaluation. Many people are glad to part with third molars, better known as wisdom teeth, when […]

Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery Recognizes Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that close to 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Oral cancer’s mortality is particularly high, not because it is hard to detect or diagnose, but because the cancer is often discovered late in its development. Your family dentist […]

Dr. Williams becomes Fellow in the American College of Surgeons

We wanted to share a new honor for Dr. Williams.  In October of 2014, he became a fellow of the prestigious and selective American College of Surgeons. He was fortunate to have his wife, Suszanne, by his side during ceremony activities in San Francisco.   This event had special meaning for him as it was a return to his roots […]

Fall, Friends, and Food Bank Donations at Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery

On Wednesday, October 22,2014,  Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery held its 11th annual BBQ and Canned Food Drive.  It was a day filled with friends, food, and fun! We would like to thank each of the doctors and team members that were able to attend and more importantly their efforts to assist us in giving back to the community! […]

“They told me I have this lesion, now what?”

Demystifying Your Initial Pathology Consultation As oral & maxillofacial surgeons, fellow dentists and physicians commonly seek our expertise with “suspicious” findings in the mouth, on the face, or within deeper structures of the neck or facial bones (as may be evident on dental x-rays, CT scans, or other imaging tests). Medical and dental professionals may […]

Do You Suffer From Sleep Problems? Dr. Williams and Dr. Lenox Provide Treatment Options

July 2014 Leading the News from the American Medical Association NHLBI: Seventy million Americans suffer from sleep problems. USA Today (7/6, Hellmich) reported that “an estimated 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems, such as insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, shift-work sleep disorder or narcolepsy, as well as sleep disturbances associated with many diseases, […]

Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery Welcomes Dr. Nathan Lenox

Dear Friends, It still seems like only yesterday  when I completed my training and started my practice in Greenville.  However, time passes quickly and 15 years later I am excited to announce a new addition to our team. Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery welcomes Nathan D. Lenox, MD, DMD to our practice on July 1, […]