Meet Melissa Lackey, D.M.D., M.D.
Melissa Lackey, D.M.D., M.D., grew up in Bloomfield, New Jersey and has been dedicated to providing Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the North Shore area for nearly 15 years. Her number one priority has been and always will be her patient’s care.
Dr. Lackey completed her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University where she received a B.A. in biology, graduating Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She also developed her artistic abilities by studying design and illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Omicron Kappa Upsilon. She then completed a pathology fellowship at the New England Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Lackey received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her oral and maxillofacial surgery residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She holds a staff position at the North Shore Medical Center and at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Each year Dr. Lackey attends several annual continuing education courses and lectures at various symposiums. This dedication has led to her Board Certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) and a fellowship in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
Dr. Lackey practices a broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with special emphasis on simple and complex dental extractions, extraction of 3rd molars (wisdom teeth), dental implants, bone and soft tissue grafting and surgical pathology. Dr. Lackey also performs facial cosmetic procedures (Botox, fillers, etc.). She is also trained in using several types of anesthesia such as general anesthesia, IV sedation and nitrous oxide in order to ease the anxiety that so many patients experience when it comes to oral surgery procedures.
Dr. Lackey strives to provide the very best treatment to all of her patients. She prides herself on having every patient’s best interest at heart and making her office be one in which the patient is comfortable in making their own informed decision about the course of treatment that’s best for them.