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

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Patient Review By Gloria Y

Everyone & Everybody Were just hands down PERFECT IN EVERYWAY!! There truly not enough stars to Date this plAce & it's staff. I came with my daughter having facial trauma which was a terrible experience but Dr.Vanderse and his Staff, and even the receptionist s up Front made ALL of Our worries a walk in the Park.. I just wish there were more out there like them, I Love these guys and I hope that they stay around for a Very long long time!! THANK YOU GUYS DR.VANDERSEA & STAFF.

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Patient Review By William Coke A


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Patient Review By Leslie V

Dr. Vandersea 's kindness and reassuring manner make coming for somewhat scary procedures much less scary. All the staff have always been polite, helpful and kind as well. Who would think I could actually enjoy going to the oral surgeon?

- Leslie V

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Patient Review By Jeanne D

Our experience at your office was outstanding. This was not an easy procedure for our son to go through, but Dr Serlo was open, honest and answered all of our questions. We also appreciated his attention to detail! The staff was always friendly and attentive! Dr Sacco was also a pleasure to work with. Thank you for an amazing outcome.

- Jeanne D

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Patient Review By Donna C

My experience has been excellent. The staff was kind, and considerate always. Dr. Serlo is the BEST. He is very professional. He explained the procedure in detail and made sure I understood the procedure. He phoned me several times before the surgery to confirm what this procedure would involve. After the surgery, he called me on that afternoon and twice the following day to see how I was doing. His concern for my welfare was so reassuring. Finally, due to Dr. Serlo's expertise, I Never had any pain with this surgery. I would Highly recommend him to anyone needing this type of procedure.

- Donna C

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Patient Review By John A

Very good experience. Everything was very friendly and professional. Thanks for taking care of my teeth.

- John A

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Patient Review By Linda A

The doctors and staff at OMSANC, with their high level of competence, sensitivity and kindness, made my series of appointments a pleasure. Dr. Sacco even calls your home the evening after surgery to ensure that you aren’t developing complications. I can’t say enough good things about this practice and I highly recommend them.

- Linda A

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Patient Review By elaine s

Great experience! Dr. Serlo and all the staff were wonderful.

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Patient Review By Michelle S

Would recommend and come back for sure

- Michelle S

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Patient Review By Nelson L

Very impressed with the equipment which is state of the art. And Dr Serlo is also an artist. He was able to extract a tooth and place the implant same day.

- Nelson L

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Patient Review By Mike C

I am having a great experience with a dental implant. It was not a procedure I was looking forward to. But, Dr Ruvo and staff have been very professional and caring. They have made the process as easy as I can imagine. Hoping the implant result in 4 months is great.

- Mike C

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Patient Review By Dorothy W

I trust Dr. VanderSea to provide me with the best possible care.

- Dorothy W

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Patient Review By Daniela E

Thank you Dr. Serlo and staff members of the OMSA Chapel Hill office! You all are amazing! Thanks for answering all of my questions and for putting me at ease about having oral surgery. Everything before and during the extraction procedure went very smoothly and I did not have any pain or complications after the surgery. I will highly recommend Dr. Adam Serlo and the staff of OMSA Chapel Hill! My experience was the best it could have been!

- Daniela E

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Patient Review By Paul B

Dr. Serlo and his assistants are completely professional and show a comforting concern for the patient's welfare.

- Paul B

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Patient Review By John A

Today at the office I had interactions with several staff. All were great with me. Jamie assisted last week and again set me up today. Helps make me feel comfortable. Sarah at the front desk went out of her way to track down answers to my billing questions as did Teresa. Megan made checking out and scheduling easy. Hats off to the larger team!

- John A

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Patient Review By Barbara S

courteous and prompt

- Barbara S

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Patient Review By Jodi S

My son required a very significant jaw surgery that we had been awaiting for 3 years (until he grew to a certain point). We interviewed 3 surgeons and chose Dr. Ruvo. From start to finish (yesterday) of this 2 year journey Dr. Ruvo was patient, skilled, precise, informative, prompt and honest. The transformation has been incredible. The surgery could not have gone smoother, the recovery was easier than predicted and we are 100% pleased with the results. The staff and nurses have all been wonderful. I highly recommend Dr. Ruvo, Dr. Vanderea (who assisted during the 5 hour surgery) and this practice for any of your oral or maxillofacial surgery needs. High quality care.

- Jodi S

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Patient Review By Claire M

Over the years four members of my family (ranging from 8 years to adult) have been under the care of Dr. Serlo for wisdom teeth and stubborn baby tooth extractions. He is knowledgeable, honest, friendly, efficient, and does reliably expert work. He has earned our trust and gratitude, and I have recommended him to family and friends numerous times.

- Claire M

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