Emeritus Oral Surgeons

Our emeritus oral surgeons have retired from daily practice but still retain their titles and advisory roles.

Dr. Todd E. Crowley

Dr. Todd E. Crowley brought a special interest in pediatrics and dental implant surgery to the highly educated and experienced team at Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery. He first found his interest in the sciences in his hometown as a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He ultimately earned his bachelor’s degree from Waynesburg College, where he was awarded for “Outstanding Achievement in Biology.”

His Dean’s List undergraduate academic performance led to acceptance into dental school at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, where he continued to excel, earning his doctor of dental surgery degree in 1987. Dr. Crowley completed his postgraduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Medical College of Virginia. He was certified as a Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1993.

Today Dr. Crowley continually seeks opportunities to enhance patient care. He is noted for a number of professional affiliations, including membership in the American Association of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Surgery, and served as an abstract reviewer for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for four years.

EDUCATION
  • Undergrad at UNC Charlotte & Waynesburg College – Charlotte, NC & Waynesburg, PA
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) – UNC School of Dentistry – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Residency – Medical College of Virginia (Now VCU Medical Center) – Richmond, VA
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Dr. Robert J. Galup, Jr.

As past president of the North Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Robert J. Galup, Jr. has had an opportunity to consult and collaborate with his peers on a wide range of issues designed to enhance the practice of dentistry and patient care. Dr. Galup received his doctor of dental surgery at Howard University in Washington, DC in 1972, followed by an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Washington Hospital Center in 1977. He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

EDUCATION
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Howard University – Washington, DC (1972)
  • Residency at Washington Hospital Center (1977)
Robert J Galup DDS Charlotte Oral Surgeon

Dr. Dale Misiek

Dr. Dale Misiek is a nationally known, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who has lectured throughout the United States and has done both basic and clinical research in a wide variety of areas.

After completing his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Connecticut, he continued at the UConn School of Dental Medicine, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1978.  He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Louisiana State University in 1982.  From 1984 through 1998 he was a full-time faculty member at Louisiana State University, acting as Program Director for the Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery eventually rising to the rank of Professor.  During this time he maintained an active private practice at the University. He also served as an examiner, exam section chairman, and regional adviser to the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Today, Dr. Misiek has special interests in Implant ReconstructionOrthognathic Surgery, and Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Over the years, he has stayed on the leading edge of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by serving as director or co-director of many course reviews at his Alma Mater and elsewhere.  He is active in the community as well, regularly volunteering at the Men’s Shelter in downtown Charlotte.  He also serves as a member of the board of directors of several Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery organizations which provide both charitable and educational opportunities in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery both locally, regionally, and nationally.

EDUCATION
  • Undergrad – University of Connecticut – Storrs, CT
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) – UConn School of Dental Medicine – Storrs, CT
  • Residency at Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA
  • 14 Yrs Full-Time Faculty – Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA
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Dr. Daniel B. Spagnoli

Dr. Spagnoli graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a BS degree in biology and a minor in chemistry in 1974. He received his master’s degree in anatomy at West Virginia School of Medicine in 1977 and his Ph.D. in anatomy from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1980. He completed a post-doctorate fellowship in cell biology at the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1985. He completed residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Louisiana State University in 1989. He has previously served as an editor of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Knowledge Update Textbook the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery section of the Cleft Palate Journal.

Dr. Spagnoli has three ongoing research projects which deal with the use of human recombinant bone morphogenetic protein as a graft for maxillofacial bone defects.

Dr. Spagnoli enjoys direct patient care as well as the study of science and biology that is the foundation for the surgery that we provide. His particular interests include all aspects of TM joint treatment and surgery, reconstructive procedures of the oral and maxillofacial region including bone grafting, dental implants and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Spagnoli has published numerous book chapters and research articles related to oral and maxillofacial surgery and basic science.

EDUCATION
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at West Virginia University School of Dentistry (1985)
  • Residency at Louisiana State University and Charity Hospital Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1989)
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Dr. Myron R. Tucker

Dr. Myron R. Tucker obtained his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1976. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was a full-time faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and UNC Hospitals from 1982-1992 where he was the director of graduate education in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Tucker is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and served as an examiner and section chairman for the ABOMS board examinations.

Dr. Tucker is an editor and co-author of 5 textbooks on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. These textbooks have been widely used throughout the United States and other countries with the book translated into Portuguese, Korean, Chinese and Italian. He has also over 20 chapters in seven other textbooks. Dr. Tucker has been very active in clinical and basic science research and has written over 50 publications in scientific journals. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on many subjects with his primary focus on orthognathic surgery.

EDUCATION
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Baylor College of Dentistry –Dallas, Texas (1976)
  • Residency at Medical University of South Carolina – Charleston, SC (1982)
Charlotte Oral Surgeon Dr. Myron Tucker