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
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
Dr. Wheeler and the staff were all great!
- Linda A
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