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Dr. Woolbright is an oral surgeon at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois

Meet Dr. Eric Woolbright

Dr. Eric Woolbright grew up in the small, close-knit town of Centralia, IL. He is board-certified and strives to treat patients the same way that he would want to be treated: with compassion, respect, and honesty.

About Dr. Woolbright

His uncle was part of the healthcare industry, which helped Dr. Woolbright realize he wanted to go in that direction and work in medicine. He was most intrigued by the face and jaws, and he had a special interest in helping those with facial deformities, such as cleft lip. This combination inspired him to pursue oral surgery. Dr. Woolbright truly enjoys interacting with people and helping them with their oral surgery needs.

Dr. Woolbright greeting a patient

Education & Residency

Dr. Woolbright attended Kaskaskia College and the University of Illinois for his undergraduate education. He continued on to dental school at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1985 and enrolled in his oral and maxillofacial residency at Cook County Hospital/University of Illinois Medical Center. While completing his residency, he gained hands-on experience treating a wide range of oral and facial conditions and safely administering all forms of anesthesia. When he completed his residency in 1988, he was awarded his specialty certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Certifications & Memberships

As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Woolbright is the highest qualified dental professional to perform the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. To earn his certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Woolbright completed multiple rigorous exams that demonstrated his knowledge of the specialty. In addition to the ABOMS certification, Dr. Woolbright is also certified by the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology. This means he has obtained and maintains the highest licensure for safely and properly administering all forms of sedation. Other organizations Dr. Woolbright is a member of include

Dr. Woolbright having a conversation with a patient

Hobbies & Interests

Dr. Woolbright loves living in Springfield and is active in his community. He enjoys woodworking in his spare time and being with his family. He’s involved in church and charity communities, and often finds the time to volunteer and help others in the community. He performs surgery for those who cannot afford dental care through the Illinois State Donated Dental Services (DDS) program.

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