Nashville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
2400 Patterson Street, Suite 316
Nashville, Tennessee 37203 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Williams has hospital affiliations at Centennial Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Murray State University
    Dental: University of Louisville
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Oklahoma

Treatments offered at Nashville Oral Facial Surgery

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Denture to implants?

Absolutely! With today's technology almost everyone is a candidate for dental implants. You will need to have a consultation with an oral surgeon and... READ MORE

1 year ago I got dentures and now my jaws are sunk in & top lip is so small! Can this be fixed?

Usually it can be fixed. Dental implants help preserve facial bone and lip support. A consultation with a board certified oral surgeon will help... READ MORE

What can be done about the way my chin sticks out? Do you think in your professional opinion that I need anything done? (Photo)

In my opinion, a sliding genioplasty is the best option. First of all, shaving down the chin is not a recommended procedure. The option of getting... READ MORE

Can you fix a nasty overbite with surgery? (Photo)

Jaw surgery could absolutely fix your open bite. Generally, misaligned teeth are caused by one or both of two things: teeth in the wrong place or... READ MORE

I have a missing front tooth - how can I get this fixed?

If there is not enough tooth structure to be restored, the tooth must be extracted. The gold standard in tooth replacement is a dental implant. Other... READ MORE

I have a huge what I believe to be a abscess above one of the teeth that had the root canal done. (photos)

It appears you have a dental infection with abscess formation. This could be due to dental decay, periodontal disease, or both. Unfortunately, you... READ MORE

Can a gap that is about 5mm wide be closed by filling? Does it necessarily have to be corrected by an implant?

There are many options. Traditionally, I would not recommend filling a gap of 5mm with a filling. If the tooth was removed you will need replacement... READ MORE

The bone graft is placed so the socket can't close. It feels painful. Any suggestions?

Sometimes the tissue does not close all the way after a bone graft. Generally, it heals fine. I would advise not to mess around with the site as you... READ MORE

Am I a candidate for having maxilla raised vertically to reduce gummy smile? (photo)

The best way to evaluate vertical position of the maxilla is with relaxed lips positioned slightly apart in a position called repose. Normal maxillary... READ MORE

How much for an implant for the tooth next to the front tooth?

Simple answer is somewhere between $1500-2500 depending on region and who you go to see. This is just the cost of the implant. The implant is only the... READ MORE

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