Meet Dr. Harris
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Richmond VA
Monroe E. Harris, Jr., D.M.D. was born and raised in Louisville, KY. He enrolled and graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry at the top of his class with numerous awards and recognitions including Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Award and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. In 1988, after completing an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Harris went into practice with Doctors Niamtu, Alexander and Keeney in Richmond, VA. Dr. Harris earned his board certification in 1990. Over the past 29 years, the practice, now known as Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery has grown into a ten doctor, six office practice where Dr. Harris works out of the Monument office in Richmond.
Doctor Harris loves the profession and tries to give back whenever possible. He frequently provides volunteer care and free oral surgery to patients in Richmond at the Crossover Clinic, the Fan Free Clinic, Donated Dental Services of Virginia and Missions of Mercy. His professional service includes being the past president of the Old Dominion Dental Society and the Virginia Board of Dentistry. He is also an examiner for the Southern Regional Testing Agency. Over the years, Dr. Harris has mentored several students who eventually became dentists and oral surgeons.
Dr. Harris is very grateful for the support of his community and tries to reciprocate often. He typically coordinates the Armstrong High school Young Men of Distinction Mentoring Program. Additionally, he is the Vice President of the Board of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and is the President of the Board of the Virginia Reperatory Theatre. He is also a board member of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and the American Civil War Museum. Aside from oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Harris is passionate about sports, music, education and the arts. He has a vast collection of African and African American art which can be seen around his office.
Dr. Harris has been married to Dr. Jill Bussey Harris for 31 years. They have a son, Monroe III and a daughter, Madison.
Dr. Harris has been named one of Richmond Times Dispatch’s 2018 People of the Year for his work on the board of the VMFA!
He also has been voted Maxillofacial Surgeon With Best Bedside Manner in Our Health Magazine.
Dr. Harris Video Testimonials
Recent Patient Testimonials
Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery
Dr. Wlodawsky performed a planned sliding genioplasty and has literally changed my life. I'm no longer living in the area and I know that the surrounding Richmond area has a great reputation for medical/dental care, therefore I made the decision to reach out. I couldn't be happier with the result! Dr. Wlodawsky spent time with me and answered all of my questions. He just didn't meet my expectations, he exceeded them! The office staff was and continues to be super friendly and attentive. Everyone who was involved with my procedure was courteous and superiorly professional. Thank you Dr. Wlodawsky for making a dream come true.
- Kevin R
Dr Keeney and his staff are A++ in my book. I wouldn't go anywhere else for oral surgery needs. I would highly recommend to anyone!
- Andrea G
Dr. Herrera performed a delicate extraction under a bridge with excellent results. He was very caring and made the procedure as easy as possible. The recovery was simple. The whole staff was very helpful and made the visit go smoothly. The view from his operating area was calming and relaxing.
- Kathleen G
This oral facial surgery clinic is highly recommended, personnel are friendly and treat you like family. I have my wisdom teeth removal, and they are helping you from prep to post surgery process. I am 41years old, and I’m please with my recovery. Make sure to request exparel treatment after surgery; it helps a lot. Thank you.
- Eden M
Dr. Omar Watson recently extracted some of my wisdom teeth. He is an excellent oral surgeon, as well as very thoughtful and kind. The staff and team of medical assistants are wonderful as well. Everybody there is just welcoming and make you feel at ease. When I went for my initial consultation with Dr. Watson, he thoroughly explained the procedure and what to expect during and after the extraction. My recovery time was minimal and I did not experience much pain at all in the days after the procedure was done. The post op instructions clearly explained about after care. Within just a couple of days I was feeling great, and was even able to give an oral presentation (virtually) for one of my college courses. I am stilling following the post-op instructions of keeping my mouth clean, and feel that I am healing well. I really do appreciate how Dr. Watson himself and one of his assistants contacted me to see how I was doing after the procedure. It’s those personal touches that really show how much they care. I would definitely recommend this practice to family and friends.
- Aqwia H
Just today I had to see Dr. Dymon for a procedure. My first visit with him at this practice was last year. Let me say this Dr. Dymon and his staff are absolutely superb. Everything is explained very well. They take their time with you ensuring you are fully aware of what is going on. The doctor and the staff at the Short Pump location makes you feel like part of the family. Dr. Dymon is a genius. He was very honest with me and doesn’t try to talk you into procedures that aren’t necessary and possibly expensive. I love Dr. Dymon and his staff. Yes, will continue to use this doctor and this practice!!!!!
- Maggie R
Dr Wheeler is the BEST oral surgeon. There aren’t enough words to describe how pleased I am. Dr Wheeler is patient, caring, thorough and explains everything that he is doing before, during and after every procedure.
- Patricia S