- Facial Trauma
- Maxillofacial Surgery
- Wisdom Teeth
- Dental Impants
- Canine Exposure
- Orthognathic Surgery
- TMJ Surgery
- Tumor Surgery
- Bone Grafting
- Dento-alveolar Surgery
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Richard H. Haug, DDS, is the primary oral and maxillofacial surgeon at the Carolinas Medical Center and is base at the Carolinas Center for Oral Health. Dr. Haug graduated from Long Island University summa cum laude and with highest honors at State University of New York at Stony Brook. After professional school, he was the very first resident to serve at the University Hospital, SUNY Stony Brook and completed his oral maxillofacial surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital of New York.
Before joining the Carolinas Center for Oral Health in March 2009, Dr. Haug spent three years in a five person private practice on the east end of Long Island. He spent a decade at the Metrohealth Medical Center, the major teaching affiliate of Case Western University, where he received his tenure in the Department of Surgery of the School of Medicine and served at the residency director for oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr Haug spent another decade at the University of Kentucky, where he was appointed full professor and then Distinguished Service Professor and also served in numerous administrative positions including Chairman and Executive Associate Dean.
Dr. Haug has contributed to more than 125 articles in peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Haug has also edited six books, published 28 book chapters, and almost 400 abstracts and literature abstract, in addition to participating in numerous teaching activities and presenting at conferences worldwide. Dr. Haug has served on multiple editorial boards and served for two decades as a section editor for “Current Therapy” and “Craniomaxillofacial Trauma” for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He currently serves as the Consulting Editor for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America and its accompanying Atlas, having published more than 75 issues of the series to date.
Among Dr. Haug’s numerous achievements is the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon’s Donald Osbon Award for Outstanding Educator in Postgraduate training, The American Dental Association’s Golden Apple Award for undergraduate education and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon’s Committeeman of the Year Award for service to the profession. As recently as this year, he was recognized by Charlotte Magazine as one of Charlotte's Top Doctors as one of America’s Top Dentists.
While Dr. Haug has performed the full spectrum of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including craniofacial reconstruction, cosmetic, cancer and trauma surgery, his focus now is in supporting the department of Oral Medicine by performing routine dentoalveolar surgery on the medically complex patient.
Dr. Haug’s Certifications:
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellow, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Fellow, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
Dr. Haug’s Professional Affiliations:
Omicron Kappa Upsilon
Alumni Association of the Student Clinicians American Dental Society
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American College of Dentists
International College of Dentists