Dr. Gregory P. Richardson

Dr. Gregory Richardson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University. After graduating with honors at University of Louisville School of Dentistry, he continued to complete a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 1994, he joined OMSNashville.

Dr. Richardson is committed to achieving clinical excellence through continuous educational pursuits. He practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery including bone graft and implant reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, obstructive sleep apnea correction, as well as traditional oral surgical procedures.

Dr. Richardson is very active in the local and state dental societies. He is a delegate to the Tennessee Dental Association and is a board member for the Nashville Dental Society. He volunteers regularly with the Interfaith Dental Clinic as a clinical instructor for oral surgery residents. Additionally, he has continued to be involved in the Vanderbilt OMS residency training program as a clinical assistant professor for 15 years.

On a personal level, Dr. Richardson pursues sports and staying physically fit. He is also an avid aviator and musician. He lives in Nashville and enjoys family time with his wife Virginia and daughter Lilah.


1994 – present

2000 – present
Assistant Faculty
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Western Kentucky University
Bachelor of Science 1981-1985
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Doctor of Dental Medicine


Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
Hampton, Virginia

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Chief Resident


National Board of Dental Examiners – 1989
Southern Regional Board Examination – 1989
Forensic Certification – 1990
Advanced Trauma Life Support – 1992
Advanced Cardiac Life Support – 1990 – present
Anesthesia Certification Tennessee – 1994
Dental licensure Tennessee – 1994
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – 1996


American Dental Association
American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Tennessee Dental Association
Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Nashville Dental Society
Member of the Academy of Osseointegration


Western Kentucky University College Heights Academic Scholarship
Order of Omega Honor Society (ULSD)
The Dephi Society Honor Society (ULSD)
Beta Delta Honor Society (ULSD)
Phi Delta Honor Society (ULSD)


Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Assistant Faculty
Interfaith Dental Clinic Volunteer Faculty


Pre-radiation Dental Treatment in the Head and Neck Cancer Patient
ULSD 1989
The Effect of Position in COPD patients
1990, Norfolk Virginia
The Physiology of Surgical Stress
Fluid/Electrolyte and Acid Base Disturbances
Management 0 Orbital Fractures
Orthognathic Surgery: Stability and Relapse Considerations
Management of Frontal Sinus Fractures
Management of Mandibular Cysts
1990-1994 Vanderbilt Teaching Conferences
Management of Infections in the Compromised Host
1994 Southern Resident Workshop; Augusta, Ga
Nasal Tube Switch: Converting from Nasal to Oral Endotracheal Tube without Extubation
1993, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery National Meeting


Pirigov Memorial Medical University, Vinnitsa, Ukraine
Private Consultations for Orthognathic Surgery


Werther, J.R., Richardson, G.P., Mclwain, M.R.
Nasal Tube Switch: Converting from Nasal to Oral Endotracheal Tube without Exubation
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Suppl 3 51 (8): 168, 1993
Werther, JR., Richardson, G.P., Mclwain, M.R.
Nasal Tube Switch: Converting from Nasal to Oral Endotracheal Tube without Extubation
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, September 1993