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!
Dr. Harris has been named “Top Doctor” for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Virginia Living magazine two years in a row (2017, 2018).
Dr. Harris Video Testimonials
Recent Patient Testimonials
Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery
I was referred by my dentist to VA Oral & Facial Surgery and I was very nervous‼ The wonderful Staff, Assistant's and Dr. Bryan Wheeler made me feel hopeful and confident about my upcoming procedure with ease. My procedure went very well and Dr. Wheeler and his Assistant helped me through it all‼ I am so grateful for all of the assistance and care I received. Happy Holidays
- Marie W
I can not say enough great things about Dr. Sean Pack and his team! This doctor and his amazing staff are top notch and go above and beyond in every aspect. Having a dental emergency and needing a tooth extracted, Dr. Pack talked to me about what would be done to get me out of pain. He not only spoke to me about my concerns and minor setbacks I had but he listened... he cares about his patients. This kind of concern and caring demeanor cannot be faked. He genuinely cares and his very knowledgeable in all areas of his profession. Dr. Pack and his staff were prompt in returning calls and getting me an appointment in more than a timely manner. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Pack to anyone that has oral surgery needs.
- Jennifer A
Dr. Bryan Wheeler extracted my tooth with no pain at all! He was attentive to my anxiety and eased it quickly. He explained everything very clearly. I am 68 years old, and I would highly recommend Dr. Wheeler to anyone.
- Judith F
I am 50 plus and had to have a wisdom tooth removed. I only developed one. I was terrified. Dr. Wheeler was so assuring and comforting, just all the way around a great experience . I would recommend him to anyone . Thank you so much. Sandra
- Sandra D
Dr. Wheeler is a young quality skilled doctor who did me a great favor. I was lucky get him,and the practice is lucky to have picked him. The personal phone call later that evening ,asking about my pain and comfort, was an example of how nice this Doctor is. Bright future !
- Leonard W
Dr. Kenney removed ten of my teeth and I kept waiting for the pain to start and I had none! While I obviously can't guarantee this for everyone,other doctors have told me no pain was directly the result of the skill of the oral surgeon. Thank you Dr. KENNEY
- Mark H
I am having all teeth removed and i found your sight and info to be highly informative ...knowing the after care ahead of time helped put me at ease...thank all for great in put. God bless..faith d.
- Faith D