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Dr. John Shea received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine. In 1987 he joined the United States Navy where he served for 15 years. After completing his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Illinois, Dr. Shea became the OMS Department Head at the U.S. Naval Dental Center in Okinawa, Japan and later became the Associate Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. In September 2001, he was aboard the USNS Comfort and served in Operation Noble Eagle in Manhattan, New York following the attack on the World Trade Center.

Dr. Shea moved to Middle Tennessee in 2002 with his wife, Jennifer, and two children, Katie, and Jack, and joined OMSNashville. He is a member of his church’s Dental Mission Team and has traveled to Haiti for the past 15 years providing dental care to those in need.


Patient Reviews

  • “Dr. Shea is very personable and was kind enough to explain details about the surgery and its’ necessity to our son beforehand. He also called us personally at home the evening of the surgery to check on his patient. His nurses and office staff are always pleasant, helpful, and efficient. We would highly recommend Dr. Shea.”
    J.P.

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Education

1978-1982
Bradley University, B.S.

1982-1986
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D

1993-1997
Great Lakes Naval Hospital
OMS Certificate of Residency Completion

Certification

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Career History

March 1987 – Jun 1989
General Dentist, U.S. Navy, San Diego, California

Jun 1989 – Jun 1991
General Dentist, U.S. Navy, USS Yellowstone (AD-41)

Jun 1991 – Jun 1993
Oral Surgery Department, Naval Dental Center, Norfolk, Virginia

Jul 1993 – Jul 1997
Resident in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Great Lakes Naval Hospital

Aug 1997 – Jul 2000
Department Head, OMS, U.S. Naval Dental Center, Okinawa, Japan

Jul 2000 – May 2002

  • Associate Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
  • National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

May 2002 – Present

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
  • 131 Indian Lake Blvd., Suite 100
  • Hendersonville, TN 3707

Professional Organizations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association

Teaching Experience

2000 – 2002

  • Staff Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Associate Residency Director,
  • National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

2010 – Present
Assistant Clinical Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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