Dr. Monroe Harris Jr, DMD

Dr. Monroe Harris Jr, DMD

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
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60 y/o
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Dr. Monroe Harris Jr, DMD is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Richmond, VA. He practices oral & maxillofacial surgery.Read his story

Virginia Oral and Facial Surgery

5224 Monument Ave

Richmond, VA 23226
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance

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Dr. Harris Jr' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Harris Jr "Monroe E. Harris, Jr., D.M.D. was born and raised in Louisville, KY. He enrolled and graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry at the top of his class with numerous awards and recognitions including Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Award and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. In 1988, after completing an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Harris went into practice with Doctors Niamtu, Alexander and Keeney in Richmond, VA. Dr. Harris earned his board certification in 1990. Over the past 29 years, the practice, now known as Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery has grown into an eight doctor, six office practice where Dr. Harris works out of the Monument office in Richmond. Doctor Harris loves the profession and tries to give back whenever possible. He frequently provides volunteer care and free oral surgery to patients in Richmond at the Crossover Clinic, the Fan Free Clinic, Donated Dental Services of Virginia and Missions of Mercy. His professional service includes being the past president of the Old Dominion Dental Society and the Virginia Board of Dentistry. He is also an examiner for the Southern Regional Testing Agency. Over the years, Dr. Harris has mentored several students who eventually became dentists and oral surgeons. Dr. Harris is very grateful for the support of his community and tries to reciprocate often. He typically coordinates the Armstrong High school Young Men of Distinction Mentoring Program. Additionally, he is the Vice President of the Board of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and is the President of the Board of the Virginia Reperatory Theatre. He is also a board member of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and the American Civil War Museum. Aside from oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Harris is passionate about sports, music, education and the arts. He has a vast collection of African and African American art which can be seen around his office. Dr. Harris has been married to Dr. Jill Bussey Harris for 31 years. They have a son, Monroe III and a daughter, Madison."
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This content was provided by Dr. Harris Jr "Our oral surgeons perform full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery for the Richmond VA area, including all aspects from wisdom tooth removal, root canals and tooth extractions to sleep apnea treatments, jaw surgery, tmj disorders, and facial trauma. The oral surgeon will meet with you for a full consultation explaining the diagnosis and treatment options before scheduling your oral surgery. Our doctors and staff are committed to Excellence in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and we work very hard to make your surgical experience as pleasurable as possible."

1  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

14  Conditions Treated

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

12  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.

Education

  • University of Louisville
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Louisville / School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Michael Reese Hosp Med Ctr/U Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Harris Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Harris Jr' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Harris Jr

4.9

Based on 126 reviews

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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DR.HARRIS HAS BEEN MY SURGERON FOR ABOUT 18 YEARS. MY MOST RECENT SURGERY WAS IMPLANTS, FOUR TO BE EXACT. THIS WONDERFUL SURGEON IS NOTHING SHORT OF A SKILLED MIRACLE WORKER. I HAVE REFERRED MY FAMILY,FREINDS AND CO-WORKERS AND THEY FEEL THE SAME OR BETTER. THANK YOU AND YOUR STAFF FOR ALL THAT YOU...Read More
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SHARON JOHNSON in N. CHESTERFIELD, VA – Jun 03, 2018
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Dr. Harris and the staff of Virginia Oral and Facial Surgery's Monument location made my wisdom teeth extraction incredibly easy. He was able to schedule my procedure conveniently to fit my schedule as requested and I had absolutely zero complications. The staff is very friendly, professional, and...Read More
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richmond, va – Jun 03, 2018
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We have a special needs child who is non-verbal and non-compliant. Dr Harris bonded with him and performed surgery that has given our son a new start. Holly and Renee are excellent staff members, as well.
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Apr 26, 2018
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Totally outstanding practice. Everyone there exibits the utmost professionalism. I was totally preped and Dr Harris came in and did his job. Dr Harris and his team are five star all the way. I am a return patient and I drive all the way from Mineral, VA to have my work performed by Dr Harris.
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Darwin Maring in Mineral, VA – Apr 21, 2018
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Dr. Harris is the best in the Richmond area! His entire staff made me feel like family. That type of environment nurtures successful surgeries and a speedy recovery. If your looking for a great dentist with an awesome well informed staff. Look no further! Thank You Dr. Harris and Staff for a...Read More
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Dominique James in VA – Apr 17, 2018
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