Meet Dr. Phelps

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON Mechanicsville & Sandston

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Maynard P. Phelps, D.M.D., M.S., has been Dr. Phelpspracticing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) since 2012. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan and as such, attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for his undergrad education. He attended U of M under full scholarship, graduating with honors and with a degree in Plant Biology. He then completed his dental education at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, earning prestigious scholarships from both the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

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Dr. Phelps has always felt strongly about giving back to his community. So much so that after dental school, he chose to serve as a community health dentist, providing treatment for the under-served in Charles City, Virginia. After two years there, he always knew he wanted to dive deeper into the specialty and decided to  go back to school to become and OMS. Dr. Phelps completed his OMS training and earned a Master’s of Science Degree at Ohio State University. Upon completing his residency, he went to work for a two surgeon practice in Hampton Roads, VA. After seven wonderful years there, he wanted to work more closely with his wife’s dental practice and joined the VOFS family in 2019.

Dr. Phelps is skilled in all aspects of oral & maxillofacial surgery. His main interest is in full mouth rehabilitation with implant supported restorations. His scope of practice includes IV sedation, wisdom tooth removal, orthognathic surgery, and maxillofacial trauma. He has published several abstracts and original manuscripts in peer reviewed journals, including the national journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).

Dr. Phelps works out of our Sandston Office.

Dr. Phelps met his wife, Dr. Joy Phelps, while in dental school. She is a Pediatric Dentist with a practice in Sandston, Virginia. In his free time, Dr. Phelps enjoys gardening, outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with his wife and four children. 


Dr. Phelps has been named “Top Doctor” in Virginia Living Magazine two years in a row (2020 & 2021)! 

  • Undergrad: University of Michigan
  • DMD: Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • OMS Residency: Ohio State University
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Dental Association
  • ACLS/PALS Certified