James Leland Chrisman, DDS

James Leland Chrisman, DDS, joined North Mississippi Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, PA, in July 1994. He completed dental school and residency training at the University of Tennessee Memphis College of Dentistry. He continued his training in a four year oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Science including advanced training in anesthesia at the University of Tennessee Bowld Hospital and LeBonheur Children Medical Center; orthognathic and reconstruction surgery at Baptist Hospital and maxillofacial trauma at the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center. He opened and developed our Corinth office from 1995 to 1998, then returned to Tupelo where he currently resides. Since completing residency, he has developed special interest and received many hours of continuing education in implant dentistry.

Dr. Chrisman also has special interest in secondary reconstruction of cleft lip and palate deformities.  He is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the International College of Implant Dentistry.

Dr.  Chrisman is married to Shannon and has three children Conner, Briley Kate and Graham. Conner graduated from MTSU, lives and works in Nashville, Tn. Briley graduated from Ole Miss- May 2020, will be attending graduate school to pursue a career in Speech Pathology. Graham is raduating TCPS in May 2020, will be attending Ole Miss in Fall 2020. When not caring for patients Dr. Chrisman enjoys yard work/gardening, fitness activities, watersports, hunting and traveling with family and friends.

Community Involvement:

  • Attends the Orchard Church, where he has held and served in leadership positions over the years past.
  • Volunteers at the Tree of Life Free Clinic to provide oral surgery services for the less fortunate.