Welcome to Northeast Oral Surgery & Implant Center

Since Northeast Oral Surgery first opened its doors 25 years ago, the goal of the practice has been to deliver world class oral and maxillofacial surgery in the heart of South Carolina. Over the years our team of Board Certified practitioners has grown, and our presence in the Midlands has expanded. Our four surgeons, Jeffery Dootson, DMD, Stephen E. Clary, DDS, Karen A. Tucker, DDS, MD and James W. Strider, Jr., DMD currently operate in two full-time locations: Northeast Columbia and Orangeburg, SC. Our third office location will open in Camden, SC later this year. The surgeons each practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. They are also trained in the diagnosis and treatment of facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and they each perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures. While the majority of our cases are treated in one of our state-of-the-art offices, each surgeon also maintains hospital privileges in order to provide care in a hospital Operating Room setting when necessary.

Our surgeons are supported by a dedicated staff made up of Certified Dental Assistants trained in assisting with IV sedation/general anesthesia, experienced insurance and financial specialists, and both clinical and administrative dental implant coordinators. Many of these team members have been with our practice for over a decade. Together, our surgeons and their auxiliary teams are devoted to elevating the practice of implant dentistry in Richland, Orangeburg, and Kershaw Counties as well as delivering the highest quality oral and maxillofacial surgery care in South Carolina’s Midlands.


Our surgeons utilized advanced technology with the highest level training to provide you with the best care available in the Midlands!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dental Implants
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Wisdom Teeth/Extraction
wisdom teeth extraction

Bone Graft

Advanced Technology

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Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation