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 Repertory 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. Phelps went above and beyond his duty. Great beside manner . I had Three Extractions without any pain or adverse reactions or complications. Great with IV's as well. I would Highly recommend him to all . I would Give 10 stars if I could . Thanks Dr. Phelps for a job well done...
- Arlene H
Dr.Dymon I really loved his bed side manor .he was so reassuring and he knew I was nervous.he took the lead and made me feel better.thx to him and his team.I have made new friends.love you guys and thank you for working me in.truly a blessing.your the best..100%.
- Dorine Y
DR. HERRERA MADE SURE THAT I WAS NOT EXPERIENCING ANY PAIN FROM START TO FINISH. HE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB COMPLETING A VERY DIFFICULT EXTRACTION THAT COULD NOT BE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED BY MY DENTIST. TOTALLY PROFESSIONAL, POLITE AND CONCERNED.
- STEVEN E
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