Dr. Vandersea grew up in New Bern, NC, earned a B.S. in biology from Davidson College and his D.D.S. from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Following an internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth, TX, Dr. Vandersea completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently he serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill and is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Vandersea’s clinical interests include orthognathic surgery, dental implants, and facial trauma. In recent years, he has collaborated with several of his OMSA colleagues to publish chapters in multiple oral & maxillofacial surgery textbooks. Dr. Vandersea is an active member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Durham-Orange County Dental Society, and the Lee County Dental Society. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, Karen, and their three young daughters.
Dr. Vandersea provides patient care at all three of our office locations and is on the hospital staff at North Carolina Specialty Hospital, Durham Regional Hospital, and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center.