Dr. Bret Avra, DMD

Dr. Bret Avra, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Bret Avra, DMD is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Paducah, KY and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Louisville / School Of Dentistry in 1988 and practices oral & maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic & reconstructive surgery, and more.

2605 Kentucky Ave Ste 302

Paducah, KY 42003

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DentaQuest
  • DenteMax
  • 6 More

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Avra "My treatment philosophy is patient centered and not procedure centered.  I strive to perform the best procedure possible.  However, I also do everything in my power to allow for optimal healing and minimal downtime.  In order to accomplish these goals, I spend a significant amount of time with my patients and treat each one as an individual.  I thoroughly review each patient's past medical history, past surgical history, current medications and drug allergies.  I then perform a detailed examination, pre-op anesthesia assessment, review x-ray findings if indicated and discuss my recommendations.  Patients are thoroughly informed of the risks, benefits and treatment alternatives and all questions are answered.  I believe that a well-educated patient does much better postoperatively.  You will be treated with compassion and respect at my office.  Patients will probably spend more time at my office for their treatment but can rest assured, I will do everything in my power to provide the most up-to-date/comfortable treatment and best experience possible. "
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4  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery

8  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Oral Cavity Tumor
  • Facial Trauma
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache

19  Procedures

Background Check

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  • Indiana University, Bloomington, In. B.S. Microbiology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Louisville / School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Lsu Medical Center, Shreveport, La
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Florida, Jacksonville, Fl
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Dental General Practice Residency, Usaf Medical Center Scott Air Force Base, Il
    Other Education | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Avra's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Avra to family and friends
23 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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Dr. Avra's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

I was very impressed with my experience of having a wisdom tooth extracted. Doctor was very thorough in checking my health records to make sure there would not be an issue during the procedure. He put me at ease with his humor and conversation. I was very impressed and will definitely recommend...more
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WOW, my son had 3 impacted 1 erupted removed and I am very impressed with Dr Avra. They leave nothing unexplained, some repeated information that could be reduced. The information is important but being so nervous before surgery made it hard to retain a lot of it. But it does relax everyone and...more
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I liked Dr Avra & his staff. They were very good at going over what they was going to do & ask I had any questions & they did god expainig what I needed to do after I got home
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he took his time with us, explaining everything very well and did not rush us out.
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The doctor is very thorough (sp?). I feel as though he knows me as well as my gp because he took the time to ask questions. As far as the actual procedure goes, he knows what he's doing and at the same time made me feel comfortable. I had absolutely no problem with the whole experience. He made...more
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