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 exceptional oral and maxillofacial surgery in the heart of South Carolina. Over the years our team of Board Certified Surgeons 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 three full-time locations: Northeast Columbia, Camden and Orangeburg, SC.

Our third office, in Camden, SC, opened just in time to ring in 2019.  In addition to our Camden office, we also remodeled and updated our facility in Orangeburg in 2019, now located just across the hallway from our previous location.  All of our offices are equipped with state of the art technology and comfortable and modern settings.  Check out the offices in the links above.  

All of our surgeons practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from wisdom tooth removal (third molars), to reconstruction for facial injuries and corrective jaw surgery. They are also trained in the diagnosis and treatment of facial pain and TMJ disorders, pathology and they each perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.  Our surgeons also provide anesthesia/sedation options for a comfortable experience during your procedure.  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 and experienced insurance and financial specialists. We also have a team of clinical and administrative dental implant coordinators. Many of these team members have been with our practice for over a decade. Together, our surgeons and the auxiliary teams are devoted to elevating the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry in Richland, Orangeburg, and Kershaw Counties and delivering the highest quality care in South Carolina’s Midlands.

WHAT WE DO:

Our surgeons are highly skilled in providing treatment for: Wisdom Tooth removal (third molar), IV anesthesia, deep sedation, light sedation, Nitrous Oxide (Laughing gas), Dental Implant placement, bone grafting, Complete dental reconstruction, FULL ARCH IMPLANTS, (aka All-on-Four Implants or Teeth-in-a-day implants), Extractions, Surgical Extractions, Infected teeth, dental abscesses, Jaw Surgery (orthognathic surgery), TMJ problems (surgical and non-surgical), Pathology and biopsies, injuries to the face, use of biologic advances such as PRP and BMP and the latest in digital workflows, 3D imaging, and CT Guided surgery.  Our team utilizes and stays up to date with the latest technology to provide the most advanced care to our patients.

Our surgeons utilize 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
dental implants

Wisdom Teeth/Extraction
wisdom teeth extraction

Bone Graft

Advanced Imaging

ct scan

DENTAL IMPLANT INFORMATION

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