Dr. Asif Lala, DMD

Dr. Asif Lala, DMD

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  |  
Male  |  
38 y/o
(33)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Asif A. Lala attended Vanderbilt University where he earned his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering. He then continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his dental degree (DMD) in 2006 as well as his medical degree (MD) in 2009. Dr. Lala completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency training at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2012, where he held the position of Chief Resident. He also completed and received a two-year certificate in General Surgery from the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Dr. Lala is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and his professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, American Medical Association, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Mississippi Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Lala strives to offer his patients the highest quality of care while showing utmost professionalism and compassion. His training is broad based, but his main interests include dento-alveolar surgery, implant surgery, oral pathology, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, obstructive sleep apnea, and TMJ disorders. Dr. Lala is on staff at Rush Foundation Hospital, the Specialty Hospital of Meridian, Anderson Regional Medical Center, and the Meridian Surgery Center. Dr. Lala is originally from Meridian, where he spent much of his youth, and is excited to return to his childhood home and honored to once again be an active member of the community. He and his wife, Farheen, who is a trained medical internist, have two beautiful daughters, Nyla and Fiza. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, travelling, and trying new types of cuisine.

East MS Oral & Facial Surgery

1903 23rd Ave

Meridian, MS 39301
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careington International
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

Learn about Dr. Lala

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Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral Surgery
15

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • TMJ
  • Teething
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache
13

Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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Education

  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University of Pennsylvania / School of Dental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lala to family and friends
4.8
based on 33 total reviews
Dr. Lala's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lala accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careington International
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Lala has admitting privileges

Anderson Regional Medical Center
2124 14th St
Meridian, MS 39301
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Rush Foundation Hospital
1314 19th Ave
Meridian, MS 39301
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