Meet Dr. Metzger
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Mechanicsville & Sandston
Lawrence C. Metzger, D.D.S. was born and raised in Richmond, VA. He graduated from Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville, VA and received his undergraduate degree from Randolph- Macon College in Ashland, VA with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry.
Dr. Metzger then attended Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1989. He then completed a four year residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in 1993.
Dr. Metzger then joined Drs. Niamtu, Alexander, Keeney and Harris, which now is Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery, in 1993. He then became Board Certified in 1995. Dr. Metzger works out of the Mechanicsville and Sandston offices.
Dr. Metzger has been named “Top Doctor” for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Virginia Living magazine four years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).
He now lives in Goochland, VA with his wife and son. His interest outside of work are woodworking and music.
Recent Patient Testimonials
Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery
Dr. Wheeler and the staff were all great!
- Linda A
I can't say enough about Dr. Omar Watson. I would refer everyone to him; I had to have extensive work done, He was experienced, knowledgeable and pleasant from start to finish, The entire staff was friendly and informative, So glad I did my research and found Dr. Omar Watson for my oral dental needs.
- lisa k
I originally came to Dr Wheeler for ear lobe repair. He did such a fantastic job that when my dentist told me I needed a wisdom tooth removed I decided to go back to him. During a follow up appointment for my ears I mentioned my upcoming consult for my tooth and he mentioned he hated wasting a patient’s time and he’d look right then. As a mom of 4, one being a needy 2 month old, this was so very appreciated. I explained I was apprehensive and nervous about x rays because dentists have always been very hard on me and I’m prone to cavities. Dr Wheeler immediately made me feel comfortable and said there was absolutely nothing to worry about and went over my x rays with me. I was able to schedule my extraction for the day I was originally going to have my consult. The day of the extraction I was terrified. After being numbed he said I’d feel some pressure and within what felt like 20 seconds he said it was out. I was stunned. I experienced no pain, it was faster than any dental procedure I’ve ever had, and everyone made me feel so comfortable. I can’t recommend this place enough. I have never had such a positive dental experience and I’ve had numerous people tell me that they have also had incredibly positive experiences here. Dr Wheeler is considerate, efficient, and he listens to any questions or concerns you have. His nurse is also incredibly friendly and immediately puts you at ease. Thank for making this procedure the easiest one I’ve ever had.
- Meredith M
Dr. Herrera did tori removal surgery for me in January and he was amazing! His entire staff was friendly and made me feel so comfortable. From the front desk staff to the billing coordinator every single person I interacted with was helpful. Post surgery Dr. Herrera responded immediately to any questions I had, and made me feel like a friend instead of just another patient. My husband needs to have his wisdom teeth removed and we will definitely be going to Dr. Herrera!
- Kristianne W
Dr. Wlodawsky showed compassion and immediately asked about my pain; it was my first visit and was treated with family-like care. I will definitely refer to friends and others
- Gladys H
Doctor Herrara was awesome with my child and his assistant as well! Friendly and assured my son was well taken care of thank you all!
I had another dentist fail at extracting my root after the crown broke. They scheduled me to go to Dr Phelps the same day. I had never meet anyone at the practice before, but I’m glad I have now. Dr Phelps and the staff went above and beyond to help me, and successfully, painlessly, removes my root and pain. Thank you Dr Phelps and your team!
- Daniel H