Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic

at UT Southwestern at Empire Plaza 2

1440 Empire Central Drive, 1st Floor
Dallas, Texas 75247 (Directions)

Appointment New Patient Appointment or 214-645-8300

Physicians at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic are dedicated to improving the oral, maxillofacial (lower face and jaws), and craniofacial (upper face and skull) health of our patients through service, education, and research. We provide the highest quality care using the safest, most effective treatments available in a setting where the patient is our most valuable asset.

Who We Are

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at UT Southwestern Medical Center began under the guidance of Robert V. Walker, M.D., in 1952. At that time, we were primarily involved with oral surgery, such as pulling teeth, treating lower jaw fractures, and draining infections.

Over the years, as patients’ needs and hopes increased, so did our scope of care.

We have widened the boundaries of OMS to include cosmetic facial surgery and craniofacial surgery, with more than $20 million donated. Surgeons from Asia, Europe, and South America have visited to observe and to copy achievements gained here. Today, our clinic proudly stands looking forward to the best tomorrow it can bring to our community and to the patients it serves.

Meet some of our team

Avra Louis, D.D.S.

Avra Louis, D.D.S.

General Dentist
Dr. Louis's practice focuses on providing comforting and compassionate care to patients of all ages, while maintaining the highest standards of dental care through continuing education and a lifelong commitment to excellence. She specializes in general and restorative dentistry.

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Janet Stinson, D.D.S.

Janet Stinson, D.D.S.

Dr. Stinson advanced training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. She specializes in orthodontic procedures and treatment including braces, Invisalign, expanders and retainers.

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Rawle Philbert, D.D.S.

Rawle Philbert, D.D.S.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Philbert serves as Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery, maxillofacial trauma, dental implants, and reconstruction.

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What We Treat

Oral Surgery

  • Non-restorable or impacted teeth
  • Cysts, tumors or soft tissue growths in the mouth or jaw
  • Bone ridge irregularities and deficiencies
  • Extractions to assist with orthodontic crowding

Dental implants

  • Missing teeth
  • Loose dentures
  • Tooth loss
  • Damage to teeth and jaws due to accidents
  • Loss of teeth or bone due to tumor removal
  • Birth defects such as cleft lip and palate

Orthognathic/Cleft/Craniofacial Surgery

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

  • Snoring
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS)

Facial Pain and Nerve Repair

  • Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) popping and locking
  • Trigeminal nerve injury and neuropathy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Oral/Facial Pathology and Trauma

  • Salivary gland disease
  • Oral growths and lip problems
  • Moles, skin tags, and keloids
  • Premalignant spots (skin crusts and oral leukoplakia)
  • Head and neck skin cancer
  • Facial and soft tissue trauma

Cosmetic Procedures

  • Facial wrinkles, skin discoloration
  • Excessive forehead or eyelid skin
  • Nasal deformities, breathing obstruction
  • Thinning lips and wrinkles
  • Droopy skin and fat underneath jaw

Clinic Forms

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