Lee M. Whitesides, DMD, MMSc
Meet Oral Surgeon Dr. Whitesides
Dr. Lee “Mac” Whitesides is a native North Carolinian who moved to Georgia after completing his undergraduate work at Davidson College in 1984. He enrolled in the Allied Health School at Emory University to pursue a master’s in medical science degree and anesthesia. Upon completion of his master’s degree Dr. Whitesides began working as a physician’s assistant in anesthesia Crawford Long Hospital. He is only one of the two oral-maxillofacial surgeons in the United States who currently hold a Masters degree in anesthesia and oral surgery.
In 1988, Dr. Whitesides changed careers by entering dental school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Upon graduation (fourth in his class) in 1992, Dr. Whitesides enrolled in a one-year general practice residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Whitesides was a resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Ord. He began practicing his profession in Atlanta in 1997 and became Board certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the year 2000.
Dr. Whitesides is a proud father of three young men and husband to his wife for over 20 years, Nancy. He enjoys the simple pleasures of family life, a romantic dinner with his wife, and University of North Carolina basketball.
Dr. Whitesides is a prolific writer and has published over 20 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is an author of a book chapter and is currently working to complete a second book chapter.
Dr. Whitesides lectures on many contemporary topics in oral-maxillofacial surgery including dental implants, trauma, and risk management. He is currently on the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia Maxi-Course.