Born on a military base in Okinawa, Japan, the son of an Air Force Navigator, Dr. Brandon Stanley was blessed with the opportunity to see the world and inspired to serve his country from a young age. After his father’s military career, they settled in a small town outside of Columbus, Ga.
Throughout his time in high school, he apprenticed in a local furniture shop building and finishing high end furniture. Then, he took an Air Force ROTC scholarship to Samford University, where he came across dentistry as an opportunity to merge his passion for working with his hands, his love of science, and his desire to help people. He completed his DMD at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry at the top of his class.
While in dental school he worked two jobs – one in the oral surgery department offering discounted extractions to the much-deserving Birmingham population. This ignited a fire for surgery and led him to pursue additional post-graduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.
Committed to the United States Air Force, he interviewed with the Air Force Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery board (led, at the time, by Dr. Bill Childress) and was accepted to the Armed Forces premier residency program with training at the only DOD level-one trauma center in San Antonio, Texas. There, he excelled in the residency under the guidance of the program director, Dr. Richard Johnson. He then moved on to become the Chief Resident at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston and Chief Resident at Brooke Army Medical Center in successive years. After completion of his residency training, he served as the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the 35th Medical Group in Misawa, Japan. During that time, he operated out of three hospitals and taught as a visiting surgical attending at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.
Because of his performance overseas and his success in becoming board certified in OMFS, he was selected to return to teach the next generation of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at San Antonio Military Medical Center. While a surgical attending, he also served as Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences assistant professor, teaching oral surgery to the AEGD-2 residents.
During his active duty time, Dr. Stanley excelled in dental implantology, performing thousands of procedures from simple single-tooth implants to complex reconstructions and zygomatic implants. He taught multiple courses, both lecture and laboratory-based, on topics from basic implants to full arch implant reconstruction and hard/soft tissue management to providers across the country. He worked hard to stay on the forefront of the digital age of dentistry and all the exciting applications and improvements on older techniques.
After 9 years of Active Duty, he and his wife made the decision to return to her home in Tennessee, where the Lord blessed them with the opportunity to work in a practice that shared their values. In addition to spending time with his beautiful wife, two young children, and their dog, he has embraced all of the vast outdoor opportunities of East Tennessee.
- Lectured in the US and internationally on the topics of Anesthesia, Pathology, Implants and Dentoalveolar Surgery
- Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Member of the Tennessee Dental Association
- Member of the Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons