Catawba Valley Medical Center
Jesse Onekhena MD, DMD
Jesse Onekhena MD, DMD

Onekhena, Jesse, MD, DMD

  • Oral Surgery
  • About

    Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Onekhena spent most of his adolescence in Nigeria. In Nigeria, living in a community with minimal healthcare access, he discovered an interest in medicine. His family returned to the United States so that he could receive the best education possible. He attended college in Georgia before moving to Connecticut, where he earned his dental degree from the College of Dental Medicine at the University of Connecticut. Following dental school, Dr. Onekhena completed his medical degree, General Surgery Internship, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

    His practice includes office anesthesia and sedation, wisdom tooth extractions, exposure of impacted teeth, bone and soft tissue grafting, dental implants, treatment of benign lesions, and corrective jaw surgery. He is passionate about using advanced dental technology to enhance treatment results, predictability, and patient comfort.

    When not in the office, Dr. Onekhena also enjoys participating in medical mission trips abroad. He has traveled to Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Mexico to provide healthcare to under-resourced communities. He is an avid football and basketball fan and loves to travel as a means to experience new cultures and cuisines. He enjoys driving, roller coasters, skydiving, weightlifting and is currently developing an appreciation for cycling.

    Dr. Onekhena is committed to providing safe, compassionate, and cutting-edge care for our community while being the best neighbor he can be.

Foothills Oral Surgery
Phone: (828) 322-1667
Fax: (828) 324-5877
3452 Graystone Pl SE
Hickory, NC 28613
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