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 three full-time locations: Northeast Columbia and Orangeburg, SC.

Our third office location opened in Camden, SC just in time to ring in 2019.  In addition to our Camden office, we have also completed a new facility in Orangeburg, located just across the hallway from our previous location.  Both of these offices are now equipped with state of the art technology in a comfortable and modern setting.  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 corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth (third molar) 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.

Procedures that our surgeons are highly trained in: Wisdom tooth removal, Third Molar removal, Sedation, Anesthesia, Dental Implant placement, Full Arch implants, All-on-Four implants (although 4 implants in many cases are not the most ideal treatment – see our page dedicated to this procedure FULL ARCH IMPLANTS ) Extractions, Surgical Extractions, Infected teeth, Abscessed teeth, Jaw Surgery, TMJ, Biopsy, Nitrous, Laughing gas, Bone grafting, and the latest in 3D imaging, and CT Guided surgery.  Our team has the latest technology to proved the most advanced care to our patients.

*** WE SPECIALIze in wisdom tooth removal, Bone grafting and dental implant placement ***


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 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