oral AND

Expert Surgical Care for All Medical Procedures and Cosmetic Treatments

To ensure seamless continuum of care, we have board-certified oral maxillofacial surgeons on staff available during extended office hours if needed. Now, when your dentist recommends a specific procedure such as the removal of your wisdom teeth, we can schedule your appointment while you are in the chair. Our on-site oral surgeons are able to consult with the dentist in person and through digital file sharing, for more customized and personalized care.
Additionally, our access to so many insurance providers, credit programs and flexible payment plans means you don’t have to hunt for an oral maxillofacial surgeon that meets your needs. All of our surgeons are licensed, board-certified and selected for their experience.

We practice a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from implant reconstructive surgery to corrective jaw surgery and wisdom tooth removal.
Our doctors are fully trained in the administration of anesthesia – both general anesthesia and I.V. sedation. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.

We are oral and maxillofacial surgeons located in Tidewater, Virginia. Currently our oral and maxillofacial surgeons work from one of our Virginia Beach offices and from one of our Chesapeake offices. Call to schedule an appointment at the Hampton Roads location closest to you.

Services include:

  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Extractions
  • Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
  • Facial Injury Treatment
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Oral Pathology, Tumor & Cyst Removal
  • Temporary Anchorage Devices
  • Bone Grafting
  • Cosmetic Procedures Dermafiller RADIESSE®, BELOTERO BALANCE® and XEOMIN® (BOTOX® alternative)
  • Sedation/Anesthesia

What is an oral maxillofacial surgeon?

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a regional specialist surgeon treating the entire craniomaxillofacial complex, which includes the anatomical area of the mouth, jaw, face, skull, as well as associated structures.
In Virginia, maxillofacial surgeons require training in dentistry, surgery, and general medicine.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is widely recognized as one of the specialties of dentistry. All oral and maxillofacial surgeons, however, must obtain a university degree in dentistry before beginning residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Every oral surgeon at Konikoff Dentistry is board certified and has Virginia licensure.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

Dr. Colella

Dr. Colella

Peter Colella, DMD, MD

Dr. Colella was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Colella earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Alfred University and his D.M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. He earned his M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk.

After completing his general practice residency at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD Dr. Colella completed residency for oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth. Dr. Colella is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. It’s obvious that Dr. Colella loves what he does. He loves challenging cases and the ability to help others; he has been practicing dentistry for more than 18 years and performing oral surgery for more than 13 years. He chose Konikoff Dentistry because he shares the same values and vision as our practice. He believes that working directly with our dentists in-house provides the best level of care for the patient. It ensures harmonious continuity of care and convenience. When not working, Dr. Colella enjoys renovating his home and spending time with his wife and two children.

Dr. Jesse Lee

Dr. Jesse Lee


Meet Jesse Lee, DDS

Born in North Carolina, Dr. Jesse W. Lee grew up in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. He earned his bachelor’s degree of science from the University of San Diego and his D.D.S. from Georgetown University. Dr. Lee has more than 30 years practicing dentistry and oral surgery privately and in the U.S. Navy. His longtime military career has taken him throughout the world where he honed his skills not only in dentistry and oral surgery but also in training dental residents. A decorated officer, Dr. Lee has frequently held positions as the head of oral surgery for the U.S. Navy. He also served as the regional dental officer for Navy Medicine East, overseeing dental operations for the east coast and Europe.

Today, he and his wife, Beth Jaklic, a retired U.S. Navy captain, reside in Virginia Beach where they are raising their two children. Dr. Lee wanted to join Konikoff Dentistry because he enjoys helping people and working as a team. Dr. Lee is certified by both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He serves on the board of directors of Access Partners and the ODU School of Dental Hygiene.
In his free time, he volunteers at the Hampton Roads Dental Center.