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Dr. Drew Shessel

Meet Dr. Shessel

Dr. Drew Shessel is a highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon with a strong educational background that includes completing his DMD at the Medical University of South Carolina and training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center and Broward Health Medical Center/Nova Southeastern University. With certifications in ACLS, PALS, and BLS, and a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he brings expertise in dentoalveolar surgery, dental implant surgery, and more to his practice at Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta. 

Drew Shessel DMD oral surgeon specialist in Atlanta & Dunwoody

Drew Shessel DMD in Atlanta GA

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Dr. Drew Shessel

EDUCATION
University of Georgia
Medical University of South Carolina

INTERNSHIP
LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans

RESIDENCY
Broward Health Medical Center/Nova Southeastern University

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION(S)
Emory Decatur Hospital

ORGANIZATIONS
Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, Georgia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, American Dental Association
Member, Northern District of the Georgia Dental Association
Member, Thomas P. Hinman Dental Association
Member, Seattle Study Club, 2017, 2018
Member, Spear Study Club, 2018 – Current

About Dr. Drew Shessel

Dr. Shessel’s interest in oral surgery stemmed from a rich family legacy of medical excellence, as both his father and grandfather collectively dedicated over 80 years of service to the Atlanta area as esteemed physicians.  Having grown up in Buckhead and Sandy Springs, Dr. Shessel harbored a strong desire throughout his training to return home to provide his specialized Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery services to this community.

His academic journey took him throughout the southeast, initially to the University of Georgia where he completed his undergraduate studies before earning his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from the esteemed Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. While in dental school he was recognized with a scholarship for excellence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

To further hone his skills, Dr. Shessel completed an intensive oral and maxillofacial surgery internship at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans before advancing to Broward Health Medical Center/Nova Southeastern University in Florida for his residency. Throughout his residency, he excelled in a comprehensive training program covering a wide spectrum of oral and facial conditions, as well as the safe administration of anesthesia.

Following the successful completion of his residency, Dr. Shessel sought out a private practice opportunity that aligned with his commitment to personalized patient care. Together with his dedicated surgical team, he prioritizes offering the highest quality service with a compassionate touch, always placing the best interests of his patients at the forefront.

As a valued member of the Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta team, Dr. Shessel finds immense fulfillment in providing patients with a range of oral surgery services. He possesses a particular interest in dentoalveolar surgery, wisdom tooth surgery, bone grafting, dental implants, and the treatment of oral pathology conditions.

CERTIFICATIONS

Dr. Shessel is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  As a board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Shessel has demonstrated his comprehensive knowledge of the specialty, and his ability to act in critical surgical situations. Dr. Shessel holds current certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.  He is a staff member of the Emory Healthcare hospital system.

CIVIC CONTRIBUTIONS

Dr. Shessel actively participates as a volunteer provider at the Ben Massel Dental Clinic in midtown Atlanta, where he offers complimentary care to low-income individuals within the community. Moreover, he serves as a mentor to dental students and residents undergoing training at the clinic, guiding them in their professional development.  Dr. Shessel also proudly dedicates his time to serving the Georgia Board of Dentistry as an anesthesia evaluator, contributing to the regulation and oversight of anesthesia practices within the state.

INTERESTS

In his leisure time, Dr. Shessel cherishes moments spent with his family and his beloved dogs. He enjoys playing guitar and is an avid outdoor enthusiast.  He and his family are passionate hikers and travelers, frequently embarking on adventures across the southeastern United States and beyond.

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Dr. Drew Shessel