Charleston Aesthetics is a division of Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery.



University of Louisville


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as Rutgers University)

Surgical Residency

Chief of Residency, University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey

After graduation from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, Dr. Strauss enrolled in dental school at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as Rutgers University). Dr. Strauss completed a 6-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, which is part of the Rutgers University Health Care System. He was elected Chief Resident during his final year.

He has extensive experience in dentoalveolar surgery, office-based anesthesia, dental implants and related bone grafting, facial trauma and reconstruction, oral and maxillofacial pathology, and cleft lip and palate repair. He is a member of the Carolina Cleft Lip and Palate Team. Dr. Strauss has organized and participated in an international outreach to Guayaquil, Ecuador, for the treatment of children with cleft lips and palates with Healing the Children.

Dr. Strauss is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) and is currently on staff at Roper-St. Francis Hospital System and East Cooper Hospital. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (SSOMS), the South Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Association (ADA). You can see Dr. Strauss on Live 5 News discussing dental implants, oral surgery and various other procedures offered at COAFS here.

Dr. Strauss lives in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife and three children. When not practicing oral surgery, he enjoys golf and fishing with his family and has interests in cooking and wine.


Dr. Strauss is committed to serving the Lowcountry community.

From offering his time to pro bono cases to regularly volunteering, he makes sharing his expertise for the good of others a top priority.


“Although I was nervous the experience was great. Thanks to Dr.Strauss and staff. I would recommend Charleston Oral and Facial surgery to my family and friends. Job well done, no more pain!!!” Sherin Smith


Meet Chelsea.

See Chelsea’s remarkable story about receiving pro-bono Full-Arch Dental Implants that completely transformed her smile.

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