The staff at Ocoee Oral Surgery recently welcomed a new addition to their surgical team.
Dr. Hunter McCord has returned home to Cleveland to join his father, Dr. Paul McCord, in serving this region for various oral surgery needs.
Hunter grew up in Bradley County and decided to bring his skills back to his hometown.
He attended Stuart Elementary School and McCallie School. While at McCallie, he was selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Conference on Medicine and was a finalist at the 2000 Tennessee State Wrestling Championships. Hunter went on to graduate from Lee University with a degree in biology. He then received his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2008.
During dental school, he and his father led multiple dental mission trips to Guatemala, where they provided dental care to the native population. He also served as treasurer for the student government and the UT chapter of the American Student Dental Association. During his senior year, he was the only student selected that year to serve as a voting member of the dental school’s admission committee. He received multiple awards, including the Howard Cloogman Scholarship for High Academic Achievement.
After completing dental school, Hunter was awarded a one-year internship in advanced head and neck cancer surgery at the prestigious Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. This experience provided him with valuable training in this specialty. From there, he went on to obtain his certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery from Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. While completing his residency that area, he also received training in plastic and craniofacial reconstructive surgery at Georgetown Hospital and Winchester Medical Center. He completed his general anesthesia training at the D.C. Veterans’ Hospital, Washington Hospital Center and Children’s National Medical Center.
During his four years in Washington, Hunter also spent time teaching head and neck anatomy as well as working in the undergraduate oral surgery clinic at Howard University Dental School. He is certified in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and advanced trauma life support. He is licensed in the state of Tennessee to provide oral and maxillofacial surgery and general anesthesia. He is on the staff at SkyRidge Medical Center and is a member of the facial trauma team. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Tennessee Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Hunter is practicing full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery with a specific interest in dental implants and facial trauma reconstruction. He now lives in Cleveland and will be serving the residents of Bradley County and the surrounding areas.
He can be reached by calling Ocoee Oral Surgery, located at 2222 Chambliss Ave., at 423-479-8544. For more information, visit www.mydrmccord.com.