Dr. Asif Lala, DMD

Dr. Asif Lala, DMD

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
39 y/o
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Dr. Asif Lala, DMD is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Meridian, MS and has been practicing for 6 years. He practices oral & maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery, and more.Read his story

East MS Oral & Facial Surgery

1212 24th Ave

Meridian, MS 39301
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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)

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Dr. Lala's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lala "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 daughters, Nyla and Fiza, and a son, Ashar. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, travelling, and trying new types of cuisine."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lala "To provide the highest quality medical care with the utmost sensitivity and respect for our patients as well as giving back to our fellow neighbors by supporting various community service organizations, especially assisting those that are in the greatest need and lack the access to basic oral health care. "

3  Practice Areas

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

15  Conditions Treated

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

14  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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1 Sanction
  • Multiple Categories (5/11/2018)
    Action Taken: Suspension
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Mississippi
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Lala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lala

4.9

Based on 120 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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