George Blakey, DDS

Chair, Craniofacial and Surgical Care

Assistant Dean, Hospital Affairs

Raymond White Distinguished Professor


  • Certificate, Oral Surgery, UNC Adams School of Dentistry, 1992
  • DDS, Medical College of Virginia, 1987
  • BA, Biology, Wake Forest University, 1982


George Blakey, III is the chair of the Division of Craniofacial and Surgical Care in the Adams School of Dentistry.

Originally from Virginia, he completed his undergraduate degree at Wake-Forest University in North Carolina followed by his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Medical College of Virginia. He went on to complete a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry where he has stayed on as full-time faculty since 1992.

He has served in several roles at the Carolina, including program director for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program for 14 years. He is currently a professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and the assistant dean for hospital affairs at the Adams School of Dentistry.

Blakey is the Raymond P. White Distinguished Professor, along with numerous other awards related to his contributions to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including the Adams School of Dentistry’s Richard F. Hunt Memorial Award for Excellence in Predoctoral Teaching. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

His primary research interests are related to correction of jaw deformities and orthognathic surgery. Blakey sees a wide variety of patients, particularly those presenting with craniomaxillofacial trauma, maxillo-mandibular jaw pathology, and patients requiring orthognathic surgery.

A large portion of his practice over the past 20 years has been devoted to the correction and management of dentofacial deformities. Blakey embraces the development of new technologies to enhance surgical practice and resident education. He has lectured nationally and internationally on resident education and surgical advances in oral and maxillofacial surgery.