Dr. Asif Lala, DMD

Dr. Asif Lala, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
39 y/o

Accepting new patients

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

1903 23rd 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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Top Care Areas

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Jaw Fracture
more than 5% of peers
Facial Fracture
more than 5% of peers

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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

21  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Tissue Neoplasm
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Loose Teeth
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

22  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Grafting
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dento Alveolar Surgery
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • General Anesthesia
  • IV Sedation
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Mississippi.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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


  • 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
83 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (83)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lala'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
Dr. Lala Says:

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