Robert L. Coles, DMD Honored with Frank DiPlacido Humanitarian Award

Dr. Robert Louis Coles, a native of Mauldin, SC received his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA in 1963 and his DMD degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1967. His OMS training was in 1968 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hospitals and his OMS Residency was at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Coles is a major in the United States Air Force and was Chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, USAF Regional Hospital, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

Currently Dr. Coles is in private practice in Mauldin, SC and is on staff in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Greenville Hospital System and the Facial Trauma Service, Greenville Memorial Hospital System. He is an instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and regional faculty with the American Heart Association on ACLS. Dr. Coles is a Diplomat, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Diplomat, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Coles was a member of several committees in the Greenville Hospital System including Chairman, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Executive Committee; Patient Care Appraisal Committee; Operating Room Committee; Medical Care Committee; Credentials Committee; and Governance Committee.

Dr. Cole’s Honorary awards include Fellowships in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Coles is a member of the Roland LaFund Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Presidential Achievement Award Winner, America Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

He is a professional member and has served as leadership on executive committees, served as a delegate, and held other positions in American Dental Association; South Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Greenville County Dental Society; The International Congress of Oral Implantologist; The American College of implantology; The American Society of Osseointegration; South Carolina Dental Association; Piedmont District Dental Association; South Carolina Academy of Dental Practice Administration; American Dental Society of Anesthesiology; Psi Omega; American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; and International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.