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Oral Surgeon Dr. Abernathy

Meet Dr. Christopher Abernathy

North Carolina native Dr. Abernathy specializes in wisdom teeth removal, complex dental implant and bone reconstruction, BOTOX® and injectable fillers, corrective jaw surgery, pathology, and facial trauma.

About Dr. Christopher Abernathy

Dr. Christopher Abernathy was born and raised in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He attended East Carolina University, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Dr. Abernathy continued his education at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. During his time there, he was awarded the Hunt Scholarship for academic excellence, as well as the Tufts University Outstanding Senior Award and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Student Award for outstanding achievement and performance in undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Abernathy spent much of his free time volunteering for various free clinics and outreach programs in Boston and the surrounding suburbs.

Dr. Abernathy completed his Internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York. He went on to complete his 4-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He had the honor of being named Administrative Chief Resident during his final year of training.

Education and Residency

  • BA in English with concentrations in Chemistry, Biology, and Political Science—East Carolina University
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)—Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship—NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency and General Surgery Internship–Virginia Commonwealth University/MCV

Location

Dr. Abernathy practices at our Blakeney, Rock Hill, and Matthews offices.

Dr. Abernathy having conversation with patient

Education and Residency

  • BA in English with concentrations in Chemistry, Biology, and Political Science—East Carolina University
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)—Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship—NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency and General Surgery Internship–Virginia Commonwealth University/MCV

Location

Dr. Abernathy practices at our Blakeney, Rock Hill, and Matthews offices.

Dr. Abernathy having conversation with patient

Certifications

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Abernathy enjoys spending time with his wife Josie, as well as the outdoors. He is an avid snowboarder, enjoys traveling, and enjoys global outreach surgery. He was awarded the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons’ Humanitarian Award in 2019 for his various outreach endeavors.

Specialties

Dr. Abernathy specializes in wisdom teeth removal, complex dental implant and bone reconstruction, BOTOX and injectable fillers, corrective jaw surgery, pathology, and facial trauma.

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Carolinas Centers for Oral, Facial, Cosmetic & Dental Implant Surgery endeavors to improve health outcomes while enhancing the patient experience. With our multidisciplinary team of specialists providing first-class care, Carolinas Centers for Oral, Facial, Cosmetic & Dental Implant Surgery is the leading choice for your oral health and cosmetic needs.