Meet Dr. Chames

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Chames Oakland Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center

Welcome to our practice.  I grew up in Southeastern Michigan.  My passion for dentistry began at a young age.  With my father being a dentist, I learned firsthand the importance of good oral health, along with the skills and compassion necessary to care for patients.

Academically I excelled and received a full scholarship to attend Wayne State University.  I received my bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1990.  From there, I went on to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where I obtained my dental degree in 1994.  While attending dental school, I developed a deep interest in oral surgery.  To further my training, I decided to head west for California to attend the University of Southern California.  I completed their internship program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery before accepting a position in the residency.  From 1995-1999 I participated in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at USC with completion in June of 1999. During my extensive training in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, I developed a strong interest in dental implants and have continued it into private practice.

I returned home to practice, and joined Oakland Oral Surgery.   I became board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2002 and was recertified in 2012 to maintain my Diplomate status.  I have also served as past President to the Western Branch of the Detroit District Dental Society.  I take great pride in caring for my patients and will never make a recommendation that I would not make to my own family.  I also respect that a patient’s time is valuable and will do my best not to have people wait.

Currently, I am on staff at Huron Valley Hospital.

In my free time I enjoy traveling, visiting Florida, golfing and fishing.


Fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Marsh Robinson Academy of Oral Surgery

The Michigan Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

The Detroit Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The Chalmers J. Lyons Academy of Oral Surgery

The American Dental Association

The Michigan Dental Association

Detroit District Dental Society

American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Dr. Chames is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support by the American Heart Association.

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