About Dr. David Fischer
Dr. David Fischer grew up in Wisconsin, and after shadowing his family dentist in high school, he knew he wanted to be an oral surgeon. He was always interested in science and art and felt that oral surgery was a good mix of the two. He was the first in his family to go to college, and he had several great mentors there who encouraged him to pursue oral surgery. After experiencing the many dental specialties during dental school, he felt that oral surgery was indeed a good fit.
Dr. Fischer enjoys the artistry of creating a harmonized face, smile, and bite for patients. He loves being able to solve patients’ problems and offers in-depth explanations to help patients feel as informed and comfortable as possible during treatment. Dr. Fischer practices in all areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery with an emphasis in implant surgery, orthognathic/corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma and office anesthesia.
Education & Residency
Dr. Fischer received his bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College in 2003 before continuing onto dental school at Marquette University School of Dentistry. In 2007, he graduated with honors and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. To continue his education, Dr. Fischer completed a four-year oral and maxillofacial residency at Cook County Hospital. While in residency, he trained alongside surgeons and anesthesiologists and gained hands-on experience in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
2011–present: Private Practice – Oral and Facial Surgeons of Illinois
2011–present: Clinical Associate Professor – SIU School of Medicine, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Department of Otolaryngology
2011–present: Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Memorial Medical Center
2011–present: Chairman, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, St. John’s Hospital
Certifications & Memberships
Dr. Fischer is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Diplomate, 2013). As a board-certified oral surgeon, he is the highest qualified dental professional to treat a wide range of oral and facial conditions. He completed multiple extensive written and oral exams, which tested his knowledge of the oral and maxillofacial specialty and his judgment during treatment situations. Additionally, Dr. Fischer is a member of the following organizations:
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- International Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Illinois State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
- American Dental Association
- Psi Omega Dental Fraternity – Xi Chapter
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
- G.V. Black District Dental Society
St. John’s Hospital; Springfield, Illinois – Active Staff
Memorial Medical Center; Springfield, Illinois – Active Staff
Hobbies & Interests
Outside of work, Dr. Fischer enjoys spending most of his time with his wife and two children. He likes spending time outdoors and stays active through exercise and tennis. He also loves boating, fishing, and traveling to Wisconsin to visit his extended family and cheer on the Green Bay Packers.