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MEET THE DOCTORS

Dr. Jonathan W Frederick, Dr. Mark McIlwain, Dr. Christopher Nester,

After four years of dental school education, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon completes an additional 4-6 years of intensive training in a hospital based surgical residency program. Oral surgery residents rotate through related medical fields such as anesthesiology, general surgery, plastic surgery, internal medicine and emergency medicine.

Dr. McIlwain, Dr. Frederick and Dr. Nester are all Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Dr. Frederick is board eligible. All are active in dental, medical and oral and maxillofacial surgery organizations.

Mark R. McIlwain, D.M.D., M.D. is from Butler, Alabama and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama. After completing dental school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, he practiced general dentistry in the Shoals area town of Tuscumbia, Alabama for 5 years. Dr. McIlwain then completed his Doctor of Medicine degree, with a General Surgery Internship, and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical School, and returned to the Shoals Area in 1992.

Christopher "Chris" Nester, D.M.D., M.D. was born in Waterbury, Connecticut and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University. He attended The University of Connecticut Dental School and completed an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at Louisiana State University. Dr. Nester received his medical degree from Vanderbilt Medical School. He completed a year of General Surgery Internship and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Additional Cosmetic Surgery training was achieved in a fellowship in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Jonathan W Frederick grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of North Alabama, he received his dental degree from the Universty of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Frederick completed his Doctor of Medicine degree, with a General Surgery Internship, and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical School.

Oral & Facial Surgery of the Shoals employees RNs and CMAs trained and experienced in office anesthesia, and advanced life-saving techniques.