Meet Dr. Wlodawsky
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Richmond & Midlothian
Ross N. Wlodawsky, D.D.S., was born in New York City, but spent a large portion of his childhood living in Latin America where he learned fluent Spanish as well as Italian. He spent his adolescent years in Washington, D.C., and graduated from St. Stephen’s High School in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Wlodawsky works out of our Brandermill and Southside offices in Midlothian.
He attended the University of Richmond where he received a B.S. degree in Biology. During his senior year in college, Dr. Wlodawsky participated in a health profession elective where he was first exposed to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Especially significant, is the fact that he spent this elective with the senior surgeons of Niamtu, Alexander, Keeney, Harris, Metzger and Dymon. He subsequently went on to dental school at VCU School of Dentistry. Among his many achievements in dental school, Dr. Wlodawsky attained the highest score possible on his national board exam. Dr. Wlodawsky received numerous awards including induction into the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
He received his D.D.S. degree in 2000 with Magna Cum Laude honors. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Wlodawsky entered the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at the Medical College of Virginia, which he completed in 2004.
Dr. Wlodawsky joined Virgnia Oral & Facial Surgery in July 2004 and practices at the Southside and Brandermill locations. He practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery with particular interest in dentoalveolar surgery, dental implant surgery, advanced grafting for dental implants and orthognathic surgery.
Dr. Wlodawsky is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and a fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. In addition, Dr. Wlodawsky is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society and the Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
In 2005, Dr. Wlodawsky co-founded Titanium, which is a multi-disciplinary dental implant study group. Dr. Wlodawsky regularly provides lectures to other dental professionals on the topic of dental implants and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
When away from the office, Dr. Wlodawsky enjoys sports, travel, fitness, and spending time with family and friends. He and his family live in Midlothian.
Dr. Wlodawsky has been named “Top Doctor” for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in both Richmond Magazine and Virginia Living five years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).
Dr. Ross Wlodawsky also earned first place in the 2017 Best Bedside Manner Awards in the Oral Surgery category from Our Health Magazine!
Recent Patient Testimonials
Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery
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
I would highly recommend Dr. Wheeler for any procedure. He is easy to talk to and explains everything so completely. I knew exactly what to expect with my procedures. I had little to no pain after two extractions and a bone graft! His staff is amazing which added to an already excellent experience.
- Susan P