Loudoun OMS Celebrates 25 Years

Today, the three OMS doctors offer a combined total of more than 20 years of dental, oral surgery and medical education, along with over 56 years of dental and maxillofacial surgery experience. 

         Loudoun Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was established in 1987 by Dr. Sameh Hanna with a single office in Sterling. After Dr. Bluhm joined the practice in 1994 a satellite office was started in Leesburg. After Hanna died from cancer in 1998, Bluhm assumed leadership of the practice and was joined by Dr. Steve Dorsch in 1999, and Dr. Jay Vandervort in 2009. 

         Now with offices in both Ashburn and Leesburg, Loudoun OMS offers two facilities equipped with the latest medical technology. During the past 25 years, the practice has helped thousands of patients for common needs such as wisdom teeth removal or advanced dental implants and also helped to treat facial injuries after auto accidents and sports mishaps, and address jaw alignment issues and other major oral surgery procedures. 

         All three doctors have full admitting privileges at Loudoun Hospital Center for complex operations that cannot be handled at their offices

         Loudoun OMS also hosts the Greater Loudoun Study Club to offer educational programs for area dentists working to improve their understanding of new advanced medical technology and advanced oral surgery practices. The Greater Loudoun Study Club is directly affiliated with the renowned Seattle Study Club, an international continuing education program for dentists.

         Dr. Bluhm completed his undergraduate studies at Middlebury College and attended dental school at the University of North Carolina. He received his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Medical College of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has a special interest in dental implant and reconstructive surgery and is on the medical staff at Inova Loudoun Hospital Center. An accomplished trumpet player, he performs with the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra and is co-founder of the Saturday Morning Brass Project/

         Dr. Dorsch is a dual-degree, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has practiced in Northern Virginia since 1999. He grew up in northern New Jersey and received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Carolina before pursuing a dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He specialized in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Medical College of Virginia and completed a full-scope residency program. He also obtained his medical degree and completed an anesthesiology internship at the Medical College of Virginia. He actively lectures on dental implants and grafting procedures, emergencies in the dental office, the management of wisdom teeth, and innovations in oral and maxillofacial surgery technology.

         Dr. Vandervort joined Loudoun Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2009 after serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy. He retired with the rank of captain and served on the teaching staff at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center where he was the director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program. During his career in the Navy, he deployed to the Persian Gulf as a general dentist onboard USS Kitty Hawk in support of Operation Southern Watch in 1993, and then again onboard USS George Washington in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2002 as the ship’s oral surgeon. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola University in 1983 and his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Illinois in 1987. While in the Navy, he received his medical degree from Georgetown University and completed his internship in general surgery and residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the National Naval Medical Center 

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