Meet Your Doctors

By investing in the latest technology and staying up to date with new advancements in oral surgery, our doctors provide a world-class caliber of care right in your neck of the woods.

Jesse O. Onekhena


Dr. Onekhena is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with extensive training in delivery of anesthesia who is passionate about bone & soft tissue grafting, implant placement as well as wisdom tooth removal.

Alex J. Krisko


Dr. Krisko is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who enjoys providing compassionate care in wisdom tooth removal, anesthesia, implant placement, and all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Paul E. Richardson


Dr. Richardson is a Diplomate with the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and is board-certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

David J. Darab


Dr. Darab is board-certified in both Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Anesthesiology.

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Your First Visit Experience

From the moment you step into our space until your final goodbye, we’re on a mission to make your appointment streamlined and stress-free.


Come On In

Step One

Warm Welcome

Our friendly staff will greet you with a smile and make you feel right at home. We'll give you a brief tour of our office, introduce you to our team, and ensure you're informed about every aspect of your visit.

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Step Two

Comprehensive Consultation

Next, you'll meet with one of our expert oral surgeons for a thorough consultation. We’ll take the time to understand your concerns, review your medical history, and explain your diagnostic tests. Our goal is to craft a personalized treatment plan that aligns perfectly with your health needs and goals.

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Step Three

Tailored Treatment Plan

Based on your consultation, we'll provide you with a detailed treatment plan, including clear explanations of the recommended procedures, what to expect, and any alternatives. We prioritize transparency and education so you can make informed decisions about your care.

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Advanced Tools, Incredible Outcomes

We leverage the latest in modern technology to guarantee the best possible results.

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3D Cone Beam Imaging

This advanced imaging technology offers a comprehensive view of your dental structure, which ensures an accurate diagnosis and precise treatment planning.

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Growth-Factor Rich Products

We offer growth-factor rich, patient-specific products designed to enhance healing and optimize outcomes for each individual patient.

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3D Printing Technology

With Simplant, we can plan your treatment in meticulous detail and predict outcomes with greater accuracy. This makes complex procedures safer and more reliable.

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Digital Intraoral Scanner

Say goodbye to messy dental impressions! Our Intraoral Scanner provides quick and comfortable models of your teeth. This allows us to make restorations with the utmost precision.

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Giving Back to Our Community

At Foothills Oral Surgery, we believe in the power of community and the importance of giving back. That’s why we partner with the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce. Through this partnership, we engage in community events, development projects, and programs that aim to build a stronger, more connected Catawba County. Our team also gives back to Exodus Homes. As a faith-based United Way agency, Exodus Homes offers a critical lifeline to homeless individuals recovering from addiction and transitioning back into the community from treatment programs and prison. Through our outreach initiatives, we hope to inspire change, encourage recovery, and contribute to a better community.

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Find An Office Near You





M-Th: 8am-5pm,

F: Appointment Only

Fax (828) 324-5877






M-Th: 8am-4pm,

F: Appointment Only

Fax (704) 873-8019
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Ready to Get Your Smile Back?

We’re right by your side with cutting-edge, compassionate care.