Meet Dr. Don E. Tillery, Jr., DMD
Oral Surgeon in Winter Park FL
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For more than 60 years, the Tillery name has been associated with top-notch oral surgery in Central Florida. Don E. Tillery, Jr., DMD, is a second-generation oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has served patients of Central Florida for more than 30 years.
Dr. Tillery earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University and a dental degree from the University of Florida. He then attended the University of Texas where he completed a 12-month residency in Anesthesiology before completing his Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, arguably the premier Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency in the United States at the time.
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In addition to his interest in Wisdom Teeth extractions, conventional Dental Implants and Dentoalveolar surgery, Dr. Tillery specializes in complex dental implant cases providing solutions for patients who have been told by others that they are not a candidate for dental implants by performing pre-prosthetic Bone Grafting and placement of zygomatic (zygoma) implants for patients who have been told that they have “no bone to work with” in their upper jaw.
Dr. Tillery is a pioneer in Robotically Assisted Dental Implant surgery (Yomi Robotic Surgery). He is the first surgeon in Central Florida to place Robotically Assisted Dental Implants and is one of the most experienced users or Robotically Assisted Dental Implants in the world. He works as a consultant and advisor for Neocis (the developer of Yomi) to improve the outcomes in robotically assisted dental implant surgery. He publishes in peer-reviewed articles, researches outcomes, and lectures to his peers on the topic.
His other professional interests include the promotion of safely administered outpatient anesthesia and conscious sedation for oral surgical procedures and providing the indigent patient population of Central Florida access to dental care.
He is active in Organized Dentistry. He has served as president of the Dental Society of Greater Orlando, the Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, an honor bestowed to less than 8% of the dentists in the United States. He was recognized by his peers as one of the “Best Dentists in America” as published by Woodward/White, Inc. in Orlando Magazine since its inception and continues to hold the distinction. He also has been awarded the “Best Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Winter Park” by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce since its inception.
Dr. Tillery is a Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and The International College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Dental Sciences, a Consultant in the National Institute of Medicine and a Laureate of the American Academy of Dental Sciences.
His hobbies include boating, offshore fishing, and archery.
- Auburn University – Bachelor of Science
- University of Florida – Dental Degree
- University of Texas – Residency, Anesthesiology
- Parkland Memorial Hospital Dallas – Residency, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Dental Society of Greater Orlando – Former President
- Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – Former President
- Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology – Former President
- American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Diplomate
- American College of Dentists – Fellow
- American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – Fellow
- International College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – Fellow
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology – Fellow
- American College of Dental Sciences – Fellow
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Patient Review by William M
Being a great surgeon is a valued assett, a great surgeon who also builds long term relationships is a rare combination.
- William M
Patient Review by Leigh D
Dominique on the front desk was very pleasant and helpful. Dr. Tillery was awesome! Made me feel comfortable on the day of my consultation and very comfortable on the day of my appointment. - (Thanks for being so nice, I was very nervous) Debbie - You are an Angel 🙂 Called for advice. She gave it, it worked and she followed up as promised.
- Leigh D