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Carson Valley Oral Surgery
Carson Valley Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center Surgical Staff
Edward Gray DMD, MD's staff is trained in assisting with Surgery, IV Sedation, and General Anesthesia within a state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.

The surgical staff at Carson Valley Oral Surgery are experienced, certified, oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. All staff are CPR certified and our administrative personnel are well-versed in health and insurance policy issues.
Dr. Gray DMD, MD Carson Valley Oral SurgeryEdward Gray DMD, MD graduated from Oregon State University in 1983 with a degree in Pharmacy. After working eight years as a hospital based pharmacist he returned to school in 1992, graduating from Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry with honors in 1996. He was then accepted into the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at Oregon Health Sciences University and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in 1996. As part of his program requirement, Dr. Gray graduated from Oregon & Health Science University School of Medicine in 2000. He then completed his year of General Surgery in 2001 and completed the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program in its entirety in 2002. Dr. Gray enjoys all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery but has a particular interest in the field of dental implants, bone regeneration, and bone grafting.


Edward Gray DMD, MD is a member in good standing in the following organizations:
  • American Dental Association
  • Nevada Dental Association
  • Northern Nevada Dental Society
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Dental Anesthesia
  • Fellow of the American Society of Dental Anesthesia

Dr. Gray is a Anesthesia Board Examiner for the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners. He reviews other offices and anesthesia providers insuring that anesthesia safety standards are met.

Dr. Edward Gray completed a dual-degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program. His training includes degrees in Pharmacy, Dentistry, Medicine, and completion of a surgical residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including one year of General Surgery. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires up to 6 additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from college and dental school. As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Edward Gray DMD, MD manages a wide variety of problems relating to the Mouth, Teeth, and Facial Regions. Dr. Gray has particular expertise expertise in Bone Grafting, and Implant surgery, including the exciting All-On-4 system, and zygomatic implants. He also extracts wisdom teeth and continues to provide services in a wide variety of Oral Surgical procedures.
Shelly Sims, Implant Coordinator
Shelly Simms, Implant Coordinator Carson Valley Oral SurgeryI earned my Certified Nurses Assistant certificate in May 1998 and worked for many years with seniors in nursing homes and also with hospital patients. I started working for Dr. Gray in 2004 and am currently the Implant Coordinator and an administrative assistant at the front desk. I also accompany Dr. Gray during implant consultations and then meet with the patient to discuss finances and insurance, coordinate treatment with the general dentist, and track progress and upcoming appointments. As implant coordinator, I am privileged to spend quality time with patients, making sure they are comfortable and confident in the treatment plan they have chosen.
Dalia Briggs, Office Manager
Dalia Briggs, Office Manager Carson Valley Oral SurgeryI am a lifelong resident of the Carson Valley. This is a great community and a beautiful place to raise a family. I began working for Dr. Gray at the beginning of 2017. Since working here my personal growth and patient care experience have increased. Prior to Carson Valley Oral Surgery I was the Surgery Coordinator at Carson Valley Medical Center for many years. With all of my past knowledge in the insurance verification and claims process, I feel that I am a dedicated patient advocate. Insurance can be a very confusing and frustrating topic. At Carson Valley Oral Surgery we feel that educating our patients about their benefit details is such an important step in the process to help them plan and prepare for any upcoming surgeries. It is very important to me that everyone knows well in advance what to expect financially. Ask any questions and we will do our best to answer. Carson Valley Oral Surgery is such a wonderful family oriented practice and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be part of the team.
Jamie Meddles, Surgical Assistant
Jamie Meddles, Surgical Assistant Carson Valley Oral SurgeryI started my career in the dental field in 2007 working for a local pediatric dentist. When Dr. Gray offered me the opportunity to work at Carson Valley Oral Surgery in 2008, I was extremely happy to accept that position. After a period of intensive training as an oral surgery assistant, I am happy to call this my career and a job that I absolutely enjoy doing. Although my primary functions are assisting Dr. Gray in surgery, recovering patients, pre-op and post-op instruction, sterilization of instruments, imaging, treatment planning, and always providing a clean and comfortable environment for our patients, I am also very involved in scheduling and education. I am a mother of 2 children and I feel blessed to work for a man who realizes and appreciates the importance of family. Dr. Gray has always made it his priority to make sure each of us never miss out on the important milestones in the lives of our children.
Maria Meddles, Surgical Manager
Maria Meddles, Surgical Manager Carson Valley Oral SurgeryI have been working with Dr. Gray since the start of Carson Valley Oral Surgery in 2002. With more than thirty years of dental and oral surgery experience, I feel quite blessed to be a part of such a caring and professional practice. As back office supervisor, I work as a surgical assistant and am in charge of ordering and maintaining all surgical equipment and supplies. Our entire staff takes great pride in maintaining a clean, friendly and comfortable atmosphere for all of our patients.
Danielle, Surgical Assistant
Danielle, Surgical Assistant Carson Valley Oral SurgeryI have been a resident in the beautiful Carson Valley for thirteen years and became a member of the Carson Valley Oral Surgery team in 2005. Prior to working for Dr. Gray, I spent five years in general dentistry and endodontics. I work as an oral surgery assistant for Dr. Gray as well as in patient recovery where I educate patients for their pre- and post-operative care. I also help maintain a clean and sterile environment for our patients and take all the pictures for our biopsy and implant patients. I love my job and enjoy helping our patients get the care they need and deserve.
Julie RN, Surgical Assistant and Recovery Room Nurse
Julie Surgical Assistant and Recovery Room Nurse Carson Valley Oral SurgeryI graduated from Oregon Health & Science University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. I worked as an RN at Providence Portland Medical Center in Respiratory and Hospice from 1988 to 1998. I moved to the Carson Valley in 2002 and have found the people here to be very hardworking, generous and genuine. The Carson Valley is a wonderful place to raise a family and run a business with quality schools and community support. I continue to work at Carson Valley Oral Surgery part-time as an RN and surgical assistant. I have also served for 2 years as a volunteer board member and newsletter editor for the Douglas Dolfins Swim Team.
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