About East Brainerd Oral Surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Bill Childress, DDS, MD, Karl Meyer, DDS, MD, and Ricky Johnson, DDS, MD, practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implants and bone grafting procedures to single or full-mouth extractions. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and perform corrective jaw surgery.
East Brainerd Oral Surgery‘s (in Chattanooga) team is trained in assisting with I.V. Sedation and I.V. General Anesthesia within our 7,200 square foot state of the art office setting. We are members of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), Tennessee Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (TSOMS), American Dental Association (ADA), Tennessee Dental Association (TDA), and Chattanooga Area Dental Society (CADS).
One of our most common procedures is dental implant surgery. Our oral surgeons in Chattanooga provide dental implants that allow patients to chew normally – and wear a million-dollar smile. Because dental implants protect jaw structure and restore confidence, we recommend this oral surgery procedure for anyone who has lost a tooth. Even multiple lost teeth can be restored by our oral surgeons using dental implants. Our central location gives patients from all over the region access to life-changing dental implant surgery. We’re within an easy drive of Calhoun, Dalton, Ringgold, Fort Oglethorpe, and many other cities in North Georgia – though most of our oral surgery patients come from Chattanooga, Cleveland, Ooltewah, and Hixson, TN.
All our surgeries are furnished with state of the art equipment and maintained at the highest standards.
With over 60 years of dental practice and experience with implants, we are experts in all facets of dentistry.
Our Happy Clients
“I had my wisdom teeth out at East Brainerd Oral Surgery. Great experience! The staff really cares and made me feel completely at ease. I would definitely recommend!!”
“Dr. Meyer and Staff, I want to thank you for taking great care of me throughout my visit and procedure. I felt as if I were the only patient in the office – you were all so attentive. I had experienced the attention you give when you took care of my father-in-law, J.J. That’s why it was and is so easy to refer family, friends and Dr. P’s patients to your office. Thank you again and blessings to each and every one of you!”
“I freely confess that I’m a dental coward, so when I found myself needing a tooth removed and a bone-graft for an implant, I was not a happy girl! I’m so glad that I found EBOS. Dr. Meyer was wonderful and every single person there went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and confident. My surgery was a breeze and my recovery has been perfectly uneventful. It’s so totally out of character for me that I actually look forward to my visits there! Honestly, I don’t know why anyone would go anywhere other than to Dr. Meyer and Dr. Childress. They and their amazing staff have my very highest recommendation.”
“Dr. Childress did an amazing job extracting my wisdom teeth today! 8 hours later…and I’m doing great! What a friendly staff & a great environment!”
Joanna is an RDA and Surgical Assistant at East Brainerd Oral Surgery. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has a B.S in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She is a Registered Dental Assistant and certified in Nitrous Oxide Monitoring and an allied staff member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).
She loves working for East Brainerd Oral Surgery because “I love sharing smiles and laughs with my coworkers while getting to help our patients have healthy, happy smiles as well.”
In her free time, Joanna enjoys traveling, drawing, reading, and brewing a good cup of tea.
Her favorite Bible verse is Psalms 139:9-10. “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”
Rachel is an RDA at East Brainerd Oral Surgery. She received her Associate’s Degree in Allied Health as well as RDA certification at Chattanooga State Community College. Her favorite part about working for East Brainerd Oral Surgery is helping patients to be at ease during dental procedures.
In her free time, Rachel likes to go on hikes, ride her bike, and hang out with her friends and family.
Her favorite quote is “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Brittany is a Treatment Coordinator at East Brainerd Oral Surgery. She is a graduate of Ringgold High School. Brittany says she loves coming into work every day at East Brainerd Oral Surgery because “the staff is like family and we all work together to give the best patient care possible.”
Her favorite pastimes are watching her daughter’s softball games, spending time with family, and going to the movies. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Emily is East Brainerd Oral Surgery’s Treatment Coordinator. Emily’s favorite part of her job is helping patients get the most from their benefits and understand them. In her free time, Emily participates in a variety of activities that include swimming, cycling, motorcycling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Her favorite Bible verse is Luke 6:31: “Do onto others of how you want to be treated yourself.”