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 “Top Doctor” for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Virginia Living magazine two years in a row (2017, 2018).
Recent Patient Testimonials
Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery
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
Would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Wadowski to others as his attention to detail and experience make for a successful outcome!! Thanks
- Gary P
Dr. Sean Pack is a very skilled surgeon and did such a remarkable job on removing my wisdom teeth. I was very pleased with the procedure and his courteous manors---making me feel at ease.I highly recommend this doctor.
- Amanda M
MY EXPERIENCE WAS EXCELLENT! No side effects from the anesthesia and no discomfort from the procedure
- CAROLYN R
The staff and doctor was extremely courteous and put me at ease as I was uneasy about be put under anesthesia. They took me back right away and made sure I understood everything about my procedure. I would highly recommend them to everyone.
- Susan C
Coming in today to an emergency last minute appointment from an already started procedure with my dentist i was nervous and in a lot of pain. The front staff accommodated me and helped me fill out my paperwork quickly and effectively. When I went back with the nurse ( I wish i could remember her name) she was so sweet amd gentle with everything she did with me. We met with Dr. Wlodawsky aho immedoately made me comfortable went over what was going to happen and eberything worked out. The team was able to squeeze me in last minute to get the tooth removed and in a matter of a few short hours from my arrival i was on my way home pain free and so happy with the service i had received!
- Kristina J