A. DRANE OLIPHANT
Medical University of South Carolina
University of Kentucky
Chief Resident, University of Kentucky Medical Center
A South Carolina native, Dr. A. Drane Oliphant received a full academic scholarship to the Honors Program at The Citadel and graduated as a fifth-generation graduate Summa Cum Laude. He was awarded the President’s Medal by Major General Grinalds for most outstanding senior cadet. He is currently a Reservist in the Army National Guard.
Dr. Oliphant received his Degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2007. He graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine with a Degree of Doctor of Medicine in 2011. He performed as Chief Resident in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
He is trained in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery including dentoalveolar surgery, office-based anesthesia, dental implants and related bone grafting, and corrective jaw surgery for craniofacial deformities and OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). Dr. Oliphant has advanced training in reconstruction of ballistic injuries of the craniomaxillofacial region.
He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS), and is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and the OKU Dental Honor Society. Published in the Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr Oliphant contributes to the section of the book evaluating the inverted L mandibular osteotomy technique.
Dr. Oliphant enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife, three daughters and his dog, Grady.
Dr. Oliphant is committed to serving the Lowcountry community.
From offering his time to pro bono cases to volunteering at MUSC as a volunteer faculty member and also treating patient for free at ECCO, he makes sharing his expertise for the good of others a top priority.
Dr. Oliphant also serves as an officer in the Army National Guard and also volunteers at Our Lady of Mercy Clinic.
“I had a very positive experience with this wonderful team! Dr. Oliphant is exactly the confident doctor I needed to complete my care quickly and safely. I had all four impacted wisdom teeth extracted simultaneously while under sedation, which is the way to go! The entire team there is very helpful and they operate a smooth ship with effective communication. The insurance and finance team worked closely with me to make sure I could afford everything and made sure my insurance held up their end of the bargain. I would recommend anyone in need of oral surgery to go here.”