T.J. Tejera, D.M.D., M.D.

Meet Dr. Tejera

SW FL Oral Surgeon TJ Tejera, DMD, MDDr. T.J. Tejera joined Southwest Florida Oral and Facial Surgery in March of 2003, after he and his family decided to return to his home state of Florida. Dr. Tejera was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba and grew up in Miami, Florida, therefore, is fluent in both English and Spanish. He attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama before going on to earn both dental (D.M.D.) and medical (M.D.) degrees from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, respectively.

Dr. Tejera completed an internship in General Surgery and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Hospitals. During his final year of surgical training at UNC, he served as the Chief Resident of the Oral and Maxillofacial Service. Following residency, Dr. Tejera pursued fellowship training in General Cosmetic Surgery at Carolina Surgical Arts in Greensboro, North Carolina. During his subspecialty fellowship program, Dr. Tejera received extensive, formal, didactic and clinical training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

After his fellowship, Dr. Tejera accepted a position at Carolina Surgical Arts where he practiced the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Tejera maintained an active full scope practice with an emphasis in Facial Cosmetic Surgery, reconstructive surgery of the facial skeleton and corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery. In 2003, he became Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Tejera’s current clinical practice is focused on cosmetic facial surgery, orthognathic surgery, facial reconstructive surgery, sleep apnea medicine and its related surgical treatments, and dental implants. Dr. Tejera is also very active in providing care to patients with facial trauma, including a broad range of facial fractures and soft tissue injuries, through the Lee Memorial Health System Trauma Program.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Tejera has contributed to more than five surgical textbooks, published scientific articles and presented his work at national meetings. Dr. Tejera has been recognized as one of the pioneers in Orthognathic Virtual Surgical Planning and is invited to present the use of Digital Planning Workflow at multiple national conferences each year. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Clinical Interest Group on Cosmetic Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

In 2012, Dr. Tejera was appointed an examiner of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS) and will serve a six year term.  In addition, he was elected to be the Section I Editor of ABOMS for the upcoming year.  Dr. Tejera joined Nova Southeastern University as an Associate Professor starting with the 2012-2013 academic year.  Also in 2012, Dr. Tejera was elected to be Secretary of the Medical Executive Committee of Lee Memorial Hospital System and Treasurer of the Florida Society of OMS (FSOMS).

Most recently, Dr. Tejera was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Board of Dentistry.  He is appointed to the term beginning March 28, 2014 through October 31, 2017.  Dr. Tejera succeeds Dr. Carol W. Stevens.