Welcome to Our Oral Surgery Practice

Clinton W. Howard, DMD, MS, Richard P. Boyle, DDS and James E. VanGilder, DDS

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires up to six (6) additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Howard, Dr. Boyle and Dr. VanGilder manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions, practicing a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise and caring attention to their patients.

Our office can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.

Some of the oral surgery procedures Dr. Howard, Dr. Boyle and Dr. VanGilder perform include:

Our doctors are Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.


The surgical staff are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants (DAANCE), who assist in the administration of IV sedation and surgery. They are BLS and ACLS certified. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.

The office staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in medical and dental insurance policies, ICD-10, CPT, and CDT coding and are also BLS certified.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the finest quality oral and maxillofacial surgery care in a pleasant and caring environment. Your health and comfort are very important. We will work closely with your referring dentist, physician, and other related health professional to achieve this.

Contact us today!

This website is intended to help introduce you to our practice and the services we offer. Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment: NRV Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Blacksburg Office Phone Number 540-951-8777 (Blacksburg) or NRV Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Radford Office Phone Number 540-633-5700 (Radford).

Blacksburg Office Hours

Monday through Thursday:   8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:   8:00am - 4:00pm

Are You Ready to Enhance Your Smile?

Contact NRV Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Ltd. with any questions or to schedule an appointment to reclaim your smile today!