About Dr. Drew Shessel
Dr. Drew Shessel was inspired to pursue a career in oral surgery by his father and grandfather, both of whom worked in the healthcare field. He was born and raised in this community, and he knew he wanted to return to provide his oral and maxillofacial surgery services. He attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate career and then continued on to the Medical School of South Carolina in Charleston, where he completed his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree. While there, he received a scholarship for excellence in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Before beginning his residency, he completed an OMS internship at LSU in New Orleans. Then, he moved to Florida to complete his training at the Broward Health Medical Center. While in Florida, he finished his required four-year OMS residency, during which he trained in the treatment of a wide range of oral and facial conditions. In addition, he learned the safe administration of all forms of anesthesia.
After training, Dr. Shessel knew he wanted to enter private practice because it allowed him to provide direct patient care. He looked for a place where the team provides the highest quality patient care with a personalized touch and always ensures continuity of care with patients and referrals. He enjoys being a part of the team at Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta, and he finds it extremely rewarding to be able to offer patients everything they need to immediately feel better.
Becoming certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery required Dr. Shessel to demonstrate his exemplary knowledge of the OMS specialty. He completed a rigorous written exam, as well as four separate oral exams. As a board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Shessel has illustrated his knowledge of the specialty, how to react in certain surgical situations, and more. He is the highest qualified professional to perform the full scope of OMS procedures.
Outside of work, Dr. Shessel enjoys spending a lot of time with his family, all of whom live in the area. He loves music, seeing live shows in Atlanta, and playing the guitar.