Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: Current Residents


Chief Residents


Michael Backer, D.M.D. photo

Michael Backer, D.M.D.

  • Dental Degree: Midwestern University - 2012
  • Undergraduate Degree: Purdue University, B.S. Health Sciences - 2006


Nicholas Gregory, D.D.S., D.D.S. photo

Nicholas Gregory, D.D.S.

  • Dental Degree: LSU New Orleans - 2011
  • Undergraduate Degree: McNeese State University, B.S. Biological Sciences - 2007

Third Year


Michael Johnson, D.D.S. photo

Michael Johnson, D.D.S.

  • Dental Degree: University of Colorado – 2012
  • Undergraduate Degree: Kansas State University, B.S. Life Sciences – 2005


M. Murphy, D.D.S., D.D.S. photo

M Murphy, D.M.D.

  • Dental Degree: Midwestern University – 2013
  • Undergraduate Degree: Kalamazoo College, B.A. Chemistry – 2007

Second year


Nathan Cary, D.D.S. photo

Nathan Cary, D.D.S.

  • Dental Degree: University at Buffalo - 2014
  • Undergraduate Degree: University at Buffalo, B.S. Biomedical Science – 2010


Chris Swearingen, D.D.S. photo

Chris Swearingen, D.D.s.

  • Dental Degree: University of Tennessee - 2014
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Memphis, B.S. in Biology - 2007

First year


Charles Felts, D.D.S.

Chris Swearingen, D.D.S. photo

  • Dental Degree: University of Tennessee- 2015
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, B.S. in Biology – 2010

Eric Lomas, D.D.S.

Chris Swearingen, D.D.S. photo

  • Dental Degree: Creighton University - 2014
  • Undergraduate Degree: Creighton University, B.A. in Philosophy – 2010