Dr. Monroe Harris Jr, DMD

Dr. Monroe Harris Jr, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

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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Top Care Areas

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Dentofacial Anomalies
more than 44% of peers
more than 5% of peers

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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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Care Philosophy

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

16  Conditions Treated

  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Loss

21  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.


  • 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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harris Jr' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harris Jr to family and friends
113 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (113)

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Dr. Harris Jr' 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

Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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Dr. Harris and his staff Rocks. Dr.Harris made the visit relaxing .My Nurse ( she know who she is -) ) and Andrew are wonderful. They followed up with me to make sure my procedure went well. Whenever there was an issue only thing I had to do was call and I was able to get an appointment. Keep up...more
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Thank you for your kind words, Melody!

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Dr. Harris was pleasant, professional, patient and made me feel comfortable right away. His staff and he seem to work well together, laughing, joking, and even breaking into harmonic song--which may sound weird, but it was exactly what I needed to make me feel right at home -- and comfortable...more
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Thank you for your kind words, Miss Ida! We are so pleased you had a great experience with us. I will be sure to pass this along to Dr. Harris and his staff. Hope you have a lovely day!

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He and his office staff were friendly, compassionate yet professional, and extremely competent. The explanation of the procedure and education were exceptional. The consent is very well written. I have no reservations about recommending him to anyone else.
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Thank you for your kind words! We are pleased to hear you had a great experience with us and will be sure to pass this along to Dr. Harris. Hope you are healing up nicely!

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