Asheville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

11 Yorkshire Street, Suite 101
Asheville, NC 28803

Drs. Benjamin Mancia and Daniel Spagnoli and our team at Asheville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are focused on your oral health. As you know, your oral health contributes to your social well-being. At our state-of-the-art oral surgery office, our skilled clinical team offers multiple approaches to implant dentistry. With TeethXpress, in most cases, we are able to offer immediate teeth and a new smile, in one day. We embrace the latest dental implant technology to enhance safety and efficacy during this process of replacing your missing teeth. Upon visiting our conveniently located Asheville, North Carolina, office, you will benefit from diligent and concerned staff attention.

Our memory foam exam and surgical chairs are designed to help you relax during each visit. Many patients prefer our IV sedation and general anesthesia services so they can sleep during their entire procedures.  If you are missing several teeth, the TeethXpress dental implant procedure may be the right choice for you! Compared to a removable denture, this procedure offers patients the ability to smile with confidence and to eat a wide variety of foods again. Our goal is to generate a treatment plan that is best for your overall health. Contact our office today. Find out if implant dentistry is the best option for you!

Dr. J. Benjamin Mancia

Dr. J. Benjamin Mancia

Dr. J. Benjamin Mancia was born in Miami, Florida, and raised in El Salvador. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in biology from Florida International University in Miami. He earned his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the dean’s scholarship, the highest academic merit award given by the university. Following his training, Dr. Mancia worked as a general dentist for two years before deciding to pursue specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. After a year of surgical internship at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, he completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at New York Medical College.

During residency, Dr. Mancia became interested in the latest advancements in digital dentistry, 3-D imaging and high-tech surgical instrumentation. Through his work with other departments, he was integral in changing outdated protocols into a fully digital workflow that improved surgical outcomes, patient comfort and satisfaction. Dr. Mancia is trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a special interest in computer guided dental implant surgery, full mouth rehabilitation, complex bone grafting procedures, wisdom teeth extraction and IV sedations.

Dr. Mancia met his wife, Alison, a Greenville, South Carolina, native, in dental school. After living in many cities in the United States, they decided to move to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, and establish their family. Dr. Mancia is excited to work with the Asheville community and brings his commitment for high quality and compassionate care. He is dedicated to providing his patients with personalized care that makes them feel comfortable and involved in their own health.

Dr. Mancia is committed to lifelong learning both in the office and at home. He enjoys attending continuing education courses and implementing the latest technological advancements in his practice. Dr. Mancia is constantly searching for new skills and often takes on new projects outside of the office. In his free time, he enjoys watching classic movies, reading, scuba diving, hiking, trying new restaurants and traveling with his wife. He would love to hear any restaurant or hiking trail recommendations in the Asheville area that you might have.

Dr. Daniel Spagnoli

Dr. Daniel Spagnoli

Dr. Daniel B. Spagnoli completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and Charity Hospital in 1989. In 1991, Dr. Spagnoli became certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a past board examiner. Following residency, he entered private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, at University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which eventually became Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery. While practicing in Charlotte, Dr. Spagnoli maintained academic affiliations with Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina. The Charlotte practice became a training site for OMFS residents, initially from UNC, then from LSU. From 1990-2000, Dr. Spagnoli served as Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Training at Carolinas Medical Center.

In 2012, Dr. Spagnoli became the James Peltier Chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Director of Dental School Hospital Affairs at the LSU Health Science Center, School of Dentistry. During his time as chair, he worked to grow the OMFS department’s academic program and faculty, as well as develop new clinic and hospital relationships for the department.

Dr. Spagnoli is the author of over 30 articles and book chapters. He has served as a section editor of the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal and of AAOMS Knowledge Update. In 2005 and 2006, he co-authored two award-winning papers published in the Journal of Periodontology and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, related to bone grafting and bone morphogenetic protein. Recent articles include “Dental Implants and the Use of rhBMP-2,” coauthored with Dr. Bob Marx, which appeared in the May 2011 issue of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America and was reprinted in Dental Clinics of North America the same year. His chapter, authored together with Dr. Christopher Choi on extraction socket grafting with BMP, was published in the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America in 2013. His recent book on orthognathic surgery, co-edited with Dr. Myron Tucker and Dr. Brian Farrell, was published in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America in 2014. Dr. Spagnoli’s research, numerous lectures and continuing education courses are focused on bone grafting, dental implants, tissue engineering, reconstructive surgery, TMJ joint surgery and pre-prosthetic surgery.