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Joseph J. Krupa, DDS

About our practice

At Palmetto Health-USC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services with highly specialized care, advanced technology and innovative procedures. We work with our patients to create a custom treatment solution and are committed to compassionate, high-quality oral care.

What is an oral surgeon?

Oral surgeons complete an additional four to six years of hospital-based residency training beyond the four years of general dental training. As part of their specialty training, oral surgeons study such diverse areas as anesthesia, head and neck surgery, oral pathology, dental implants, facial trauma and radiology.

Our services

Our services and procedures include:

  • Bone grafting
  • Dental implants
  • Facial trauma
  • Impacted canines
  • Jaw surgery
  • Oral pathology
  • Pre-prosthetic surgery
  • Wisdom teeth

About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

We are proud to be part of Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, which includes caring, compassionate health care professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs in Columbia, Lexington and across the greater Midlands region of South Carolina.

Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, advanced care providers, nurses and staff is prepared to answer any questions you have. We provide comprehensive medical care for short-term needs like annual physicals as well as ongoing management of chronic diseases. Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, our doctors will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.

Our affiliate system

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded in late 2019 and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health-USC Medical Group