Meet Jose Ravelo, DDS
"The most rewarding thing is when a patient smiles back - it makes you feel like you did something great. It's important in life to give back what you can."
Dr. Ravelo is new to Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery and the Charleston area - he comes to us from Miami, Florida, where he practiced oral surgery at the Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center of South Florida. Dr. Ravelo grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, the son of a prominent oral surgeon, and is trained in the full spectrum of the oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty. He has extensive experience in facial trauma surgery, tumor and reconstructive surgery, tissue engineering, growth factors, corrective jaw surgery, dental implantology, management of impacted wisdom teeth, and advanced ambulatory anesthesia techniques. The doctor has spent many rewarding years volunteering his time to treat young children with cleft lip and palate disorders and is a member of several national professional organizations. He speaks Spanish fluently.
Dr. Ravelo would like his Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery patients to know that he is thrilled to join the practice, and his priority is, as always, to offer his patients compassionate care that goes beyond their expectations. In fact, at Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Ravelo is proud that the doctors and staff are so much more than just a team - they’re a family, and they consider their patients family, too. The doctor is committed to listening intently to his patients’ desires and preferences and is happy to answer questions and enjoys keeping his patients well-informed at every step along their oral surgery journey. Making a positive difference in people’s lives with his surgical expertise is Dr. Ravelo’s passion.
Education and residency
Dr. Ravelo received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2003 from the Universidad Santa María (University of Santa María) in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2008, he completed his first oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with a special focus on cleft lip and palate management. In addition, he completed a second specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2016. While there, Dr. Ravelo served as Chief Resident and had the privilege of studying under the world-renowned oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Robert Marx, who has pioneered many of the cutting-edge techniques used by oral and maxillofacial surgeons today.
Dr. Ravelo is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition, the doctor has the following certifications and memberships:
Dr. Ravelo has also lectured, taught, and been published internationally on many topics related to the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
In addition to his passion for helping patients, Dr. Ravelo enjoys traveling, being outdoors in nature, spear fishing, and visiting museums with his wife and two beautiful children. He also loves opera and Broadway theater!