Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with Offices In Charlotte & the Carolinas, INCLUDING GASTONIA, ROCK HILL, GREENVILLE, SC, SIMPSONVILLE, CONCORD & LAKE NORMAN
Carolinas Center For Oral & Facial Surgery is the Charlotte area’s
only AAAHC accredited oral surgery practice.

We are a multi-functional team of board-certified doctors and oral surgery specialists an amazing staff, who are specialized in all facets of oral and dental surgery.

Whether it is a simple tooth extraction, impacted or wisdom teeth, or something more complex, such as bone grafting, or sleep apnea dentistry, our oral surgeons are here to care for you and your family members.

When you are ready for a consultation, please call us or request an appointment online at one of our convenient locations in the Charlotte area or an Upstate, SC office in Greenville, Simpsonville or Rock Hill.

Dental Implants

Carolinas Center For Oral & Facial Surgery is the area’s only AAAHC certified oral surgery practice. For dental implants, there is no better place than here if you are looking to correct longstanding dental issues. Find out more about our surgical solutions including single tooth and full arch dental implants.

Facial Trauma Surgery

Whether we are correcting a birth defect or working to restore full function after an accident or disease, Carolinas Center For Oral & Facial Surgery is fully equipped with imaging and surgical equipment normally reserved for large hospitals, with less overall costs to you.  Read more about our trauma services.

Cleft Lip & Palate

Cleft lip and/or palate is a birth defect where an infant’s lip and palate has not completely closed prior to birth. This leads to breathing, eating and speech problems and is best solved when the child is young. We are one of very few cleft lip & palate teams in the Carolinas. Read more about our cleft lip & palate team here.

Wisdom & Impacted Teeth

3rd molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth have the potential to crowd out other teeth on the jawline and cause major dental issues when older. The same is true for impacted teeth, which are teeth that are ‘stuck’ and cannot erupt into function.  If you need to have a wisdom or impacted tooth removed, Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery offers world class dental care. Read more about wisdom teeth removals and impacted teeth.

TMJ & Jaw Pain Specialists

Our TMJ specialists have decades of experience in TMJ therapy and can help create a personalized action plan for your treatment. Most often, a splint will alleviate the symptoms of TMJ, and our conservative treatment options are often enough to mitigate the pain. For those with severe TMJ issues, we offer the most comprehensive suite of surgical and non-surgical options for treatment. Read more about TMJ Therapy.

Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Carolina Center For Oral & Facial Surgery is a board-certified cosmetic surgery practice offering a wide variety of cosmetic procedures, ranging from brow lifts and rhinoplasty, to liposuction and Botox. All of our procedures are performed by board-certified oral & maxillofacial surgeons, so rest assured your cosmetic procedure is performed by one of the area’s most experienced cosmetic surgery team. Read more here.

a week ago


Love, love, love Dr. Howell! I first met Dr. Howell at Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he volunteers. As a patient, I had a horrific infection and he performed surgery on my mouth. My past experience was never pleasant and I was a bit skeptical going forward. Well! Dr. Howell drove the fear away by being very gentle, uplifting, thorough, and has a great sense of humor! He is just fantastic and he rocks! Thank you Dr. Howell! I appreciate all that you
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Very nice clean office, professional atmosphere. Everyone on staff is kind and helpful. Dr. Wessel has very good "bedside manner"...is available to answer any questions and clear in his explanations.
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My 5 year old son had a minor procedure done here and the staff was very supportive, informative, and reassuring to him. They made him feel very comfortable before and after the procedure. This can be a scary time for children, but the staff did an amazing job to make the experience as positive as possible for him! Thank you!
a week ago


I had my wisdom tooth pulled this morning and was at unease. Dr. Kain and his staff was very polite. Very good experienced and would recommend him to anyone. Thank you very much but don’t want to see you anytime soon😊 and to his assistant Elizabeth Thank you also!