Oral Surgery in Chapel Hill, Durham & Sanford NC

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates


Welcome to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates (OMSA), the practice of Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons David E. Frost, DDS, MS, Debra Sacco, DMD, MD, Brian Vandersea, DDS, Andrew T. Ruvo, DMD, MD and Adam D. Serlo, DMD, MD. For over 50 years, OMSA has provided exceptional, compassionate oral surgery care to Chapel Hill, Durham, Sanford and the surrounding communities.


Comprehensive Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Our practice is dedicated to providing excellence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Care for our patients. Dr. Frost, Dr. Sacco, Dr. Vandersea, Dr. Ruvo and Dr. Serlo specialize in full scope oral surgery including dental implants to wisdom teeth extraction to bone grafting to corrective jaw surgery to teeth-in-an-hour and much more. Our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates‘ staff are trained in assisting with I.V. sedation within our state of the art office setting.

At OMSA, our Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons & Staff are dedicated to providing excellence in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Care for our patients. Call us Today!
Chapel Hill NC
Chapel Hill Office Phone Number 919-929-2196
Durham NC
Durham Office Phone Number 919-479-0707
Sanford NC
Sanford Office Phone Number 919-775-1615
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Our office hours are Monday through Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, and Fridays 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM on all three locations.


Dental Implants in Chapel Hill, Durham & Sanford NC

Dental Implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. With dental implants, the person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that replacement teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Dental Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.


The Importance of Board Certification

We are one of the only practices in the area in which all doctors are board certified. Board certification is important when choosing an oral surgeon because it signifies that your doctor has passed a rigorous exam and application process by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS), demonstrating achievement of thorough training, qualifications and experience. Not every oral surgeon is board certified, but when you visit OMSA, you can rest assured knowing that ours are.


Read Our Patient Testimonials

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

5 out of 5 stars based on 126 reviews.

Patient Review By Kathy K

Appreciates the diversity in the staff and in the patient population.

- Kathy K

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Patient Review By Elizabeth B

This has been a very positive experience for me from start to finish. The personalized care by the nursing staff is especially appreciated. Thank you for the excellent care.

- Elizabeth B

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Patient Review By Tom K

This is the second time I have had work done by doctor Serlo, and my daughter has had work done by doctor Ruvo twice. There aren't enough nice things I could say. Excellent all around. The staff is terrific. Makes getting a tooth pulled almost a pleasure:)

- Tom K

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Patient Review By Penny A

Fabulous staff! Dr. Serlo is Amazing he actually listened to my requests. Everyone made the experience as pleasant as possible! I highly recommend Dr. Serlo and his staff!

- Penny A

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Patient Review By Sharon D

I appreciated his call in the evening after the extraction; he eased my concerns and fears. Gentleness during surgery was a surprise. The assistant patting me during the difficult part was so appreciated.

- Sharon D

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Patient Review By Wendy N

So thankful for this Doctor and staff. They have a great listening ear. I never feel rushed. I always leave with a smile on my face. Thank you to each of you.

- Wendy N

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Patient Review By Lisa D

This group made me feel at ease and always put my needs first. Dr. Serlo made what would have been a bad experience a success! Thank you all so much for taking care of me.

- Lisa D

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Patient Review By Nina L

This was an easy experience with fine professionals.

- Nina L

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Patient Review By Bernadette S

Dr. Ruvo and staff gave me outstanding service. As a somewhat anxious dental patient my experience was very positive and one that will cause me to continue future dental procedure s with this this same dental team.

- Bernadette S

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Patient Review By Mary B

Dr ruvo is remarkably gifted in his surgical skill. I needed an extraction, sinus lift and implant. I was anxious and have a low tolerance for pain but he and his assistant were able to perform these procedures in two short visits using local anesthetic only! Post procedure pain was minimal! I only needed two advil 200 mg tablets first evening after surgery and never anything stronger. No complications! Feeling great! My highest recommendations!

- Mary B

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Patient Review By Joan M

Experience was positive. Had extraction and staff was very accommodating and understanding of my anxiety!

- Joan M

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Patient Review By S B

Everything was friendly and most professional. Dr. Ruvo was very caring and super concerned with every aspect of the lead-in, actual procedure and followup in the months following the implant surgery. I am very happy with the work done and the care I received.

- S B

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Patient Review By Jennifer A

Painless oral surgery. Very competent and compassionate

- Jennifer A

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Patient Review By Derrick D

Dr. Serlo 's outstanding professionalism was only exceeded by his compassion and genuine interest in my total well being.

- Derrick D

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Patient Review By Jeff K

Having this type of thing is never fun, but these folks make it way more pleasant than you would expect.

- Jeff K

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Patient Review By Sara T

Dr Serlo is an exceptional surgeon who shows attention detail and extreme concern for my comfort. I recommend him and his staff to take care of any dental surgical needs...great outcome!

- Sara T

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Patient Review By Jon W

Dr. Serlo is awesome and so are the results from the procedure. One other thing was totally astounding that has NEVER happened to me before with ANY health care provider in this our any other state I've lived in: He started ON TIME and was finished ON TIME. Go ahead, tell me any other health care provider you have ever had that experience with! - Jon W

- Jon W

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Patient Review By Deborah H

Dental surgery always sounds scary but this was remarkably easy! I definitely would recommend you guys to all my friends and family-in fact I have!

- Deborah H

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Patient Review By Dennis S

I was referred to Dr. Sacco by my general dentist in order to resolve two previously restored pre-molars that had deteriorated to the point that they had to be removed/replaced. I last dealt with Dr. S 11 years ago for my first extraction of a Wisdom tooth, which went very well. This time, I needed two more extractions, followed by my decision to replace the missing teeth with dental implants-- one in my upper jaw & one in my lower jaw on opposite side of my mouth. The estimated cost for this ambitious Treatment Plan was not inexpensive. However, considering the somewhat risky procedures involved and my goal of obtaining a functional outcome that would last me for the rest of my life, I was willing to incur the costs. Moreover, other aspects of my treatment plan served to justify the cost, including: • OMSA offers a 3% courtesy discount for any procedure that is paid up-front, in full. For an expensive plan like mine, this can make for sizeable savings. • Dr. S’s extensive knowledge-- compliments of her being jointly-degreed as a DDS & MD --is commensurate with the challenges that my complex needs presented. • Her office employs the latest technology (e.g. 3-D C-Scans) that enable a correct diagnosis and guide subsequent surgical interventions. • Dr. S’s many skills: Not only is she manually deft in executing local anesthesia, incisions, extractions, bone-grafting and suturing (which minimizes one’s time in the chair), but she has great “bedside manner.” I personally appreciated the soothing manner with which she informed me of what she was doing or accomplishing as she worked, but also her comfortable “one-way conversation” of sharing relevant & interesting information that served as a useful distraction & relaxation technique for me. The bottom line is that I have the utmost confidence in Dr. S and trust implicitly her recommendations & high-stakes procedures and treatment. It’s clear that my welfare was always paramount-- e.g. she was very amenable to “bundling” or maximizing some of my procedures per appointment, so as to minimize my exposure to radiation or the pre-operative antibiotics I have to take. Moreover, her practice’s Office Staff and all of her personal assistants are of the highest caliber. This includes my always having my questions answered. However, at the same time, I wish that the Practice would more routinely make available printed Homecare instructions, similar to what her office provided me in 2008. In closing, I wholeheartedly recommend OSMA and Dr. Sacco for anyone in need of competent & comprehensive care for complex dental needs.

- Dennis S

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Patient Review By Micheal P

I am very satisfied with the service I have received. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates provide high quality treatment and their staff is courageous and helpful.

- Micheal P

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