Dr. Eric Geist, DDS

Dr. Eric Geist, DDS

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
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64 y/o
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Dr. Eric Geist, DDS is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Ruston, LA and has been practicing for 34 years. He practices oral & maxillofacial surgery.Read his story

Oral Surgery Associates- Ruston/Monroe, LA

620 S Trenton St

Ruston, LA 71270
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Delta Dental

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Facial Reconstruction
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more than 33% of peers

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Dr. Geist's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Geist "Dr. Eric Geist is a native of Louisiana. He is married with two children, Brian, and Jared. He completed his undergraduate dental training at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans; he then completed the advanced educational program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans and associated hospitals. He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He served on the Board of Directors and as President of both the Louisiana State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, which represents the 11 states in the Southeastern United States. Dr. Geist served for six years as a Board Examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Afterward, he was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons where he served for 6 years and ultimately as President of the Board. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and served on the Board of Trustees of the organization for 3 years and was elected Vice-President. He subsequently went on to serve as President of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is a fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, a Fellow of the American College of Dentist, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society, a Fellow of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, an Honorary Fellow of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is among a select group of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons accepted into full Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Geist is Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Department of Surgery at LSU Health Science Center, Shreveport. He also served as Clinical Associate Professor and Course Director of Head and Neck Anatomy and General and Oral Pathology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He has lectured extensively at National and State meetings. He served as President of the Northeast Louisiana Dental Association and served on both the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Dental Association and as a member of the House of Delegates. He received the LSU Dental School Alumnus of the Year award in 2011 and the Distinguished Service Award from both the Northeast Louisiana Dental Association and the Louisiana Dental Association in 2012. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Geist "We are the only oral surgery practice in the area that has been open for more than 20 years. Our office is easily accessible with ample parking for our patients. When you arrive at our office, you will be welcomed by our friendly and knowledgeable staff who can answer any of your questions and prepare you for your appointment. Our waiting area is spacious with comfortable chairs to help you feel at home. Each clinical treatment room have recently been renovated to enhance your comfort and your overall experience with us."

1  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

57  Conditions Treated

  • Alveolar Bone Loss
  • Ankylosis
  • Ankylosis of Tooth
  • Anodontia
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Clefting - Ectropion - Conical Teeth
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Tissue Neoplasm
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Trauma
  • Fibroma
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Bone Tissue Deterioration
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Loose Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Oral Infection
  • Oral Lichenoid Lesions
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Palate Cancer
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Temporomandibular Ankylosis
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache
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33  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anesthesia
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Complex Tooth Extraction
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dento Alveolar Surgery
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Frenectomy
  • IV Sedation
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • MDI Mini Dental Implant
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Root Canal
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Lsu Health Science Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Lsu Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Charity Hosp LSU
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • LSU Affil Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Geist's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Geist to family and friends
18 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Geist'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

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Geist and his staff impressed my husband and myself with the care provided our eldest son. He was recommended by our dentist for the extraction of wisdom teeth which were impacted. The staff was so helpful with everything from the consult all the way through to our post op visit. They worked...more
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Dr. Geist is top notch surgeon! Oral Surgery Associates was awesome
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After doing a little research, it's easy to see who you should choose for your oral surgery needs. Dr. Geist made sure I understood what to expect during and after my procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Geist.
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Dr. Geist and his staff are amazing! From consultation to time of my surgery, he was very professional and made me feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends, if they ever needed an oral surgeon!
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Love this practice! Dr. Geist is a wonderful surgeon and took such great care of me. He is super professional and informative. He made a scary experience very painless and his staff is wonderful as well.
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