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Richard J Nessif, D.D.S.

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Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Surgery


Central Maryland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Appointment Phone: 410-997-1010
10710 Charter Drive
Medical Pavilion at Howard County Suite 330
Columbia, MD 21044 map
Fax: 410-997-0807


Richard J. Nessif, D.D.S. is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing in Columbia, Md., located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Dr. Nessif has provided a “full scope” of Oral and Maxillofacial services in the private practice setting for more than 27 years with a special interest in reconstructive jaw surgery and dental implantology.

A native of Huntington, W.Va., Dr. Nessif holds a B.S. degree from Marshall University and was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors from West Virginia University. He completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland hospital and dental school where he holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor and attending surgeon. Dr. Nessif holds staff privileges at the University of Maryland Medical System and at Howard County General Hospital.

Dr. Nessif has been active in several state and national dental and oral and maxillofacial surgery societies and associations including the American Dental Association, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Society of Anesthesia, the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Team for Implantology, and the American College of Dentists. more



  • DDS, West Virginia University School of Dentistry (1979)


  • University of Maryland School of Dentistry / Dentistry (1982)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery / Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (1985)

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