Meet Steven R. Patty, DDS

An Experienced Oral Surgeon

Dr. Steven R. Patty specializes in functional and aesthetic concerns related to the mouth, face, and jaw. He holds certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology and has been in private practice since 1988.

Dr. Patty conducts a variety of treatments and procedures as an oral surgeon. He has performed over 6,000 dental implant procedures, helping restore smiles and return strength and stability to his patients’ bite. Generations of patients have relied on him for wisdom tooth extraction to prevent future oral health problems. Other common procedures include surgery for facial trauma, jaw reconstruction, and oral cancer detection and removal.


Care with Dr. Patty

Part of the reason that Dr. Patty became an oral and maxillofacial specialist was to improve the lives of those in his care. Whether the aim is restoration, reconstruction, or rejuvenation, he takes every patient’s goals personally.

As part of his approach as an oral surgeon, Dr. Patty provides patients with individualized attention. He takes the time to answer their questions, counsels them on the treatment approach he recommends, and carefully and expertly conducts procedures.

Dr. Patty recognizes that some patients have anxiety about treatment. He has designed his practice to provide both high-quality outcomes and the most supportive, least-invasive experience possible. Professional referrals commonly introduce patients to the practice, and Dr. Patty works with his patients’ general dentist and other doctors to coordinate treatment and to simplify care.

Education and Professional Affiliations

Steven Patty is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the university’s dental school and at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. As a dental student and oral surgeon resident, he received several awards and honors. This includes his induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society as well as an undergraduate award for excellence in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Patty became board certified and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology in 2005. He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, North Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Metrolina Dental Society. Dr. Patty takes part in ongoing professional development as an oral surgeon. Patients benefit from this training, as Dr. Patty uses these experiences to integrate leading-edge techniques into his practice.


Get to Know Dr. Patty

Steven Patty, originally from Alamance County (NC), is married to Dia Ormand Patty, a native of Monroe. Her father and grandfather both served as physicians for Union County, and returning home to open Union Oral Surgery helped continue a family tradition of providing care to the community. In 2010, the practice expanded to a second location in Mint Hill.

Steven and Dia have two grown children. They spend their free time playing water sports, tending to horses, and farming, and they can often be found on weekends at Lake Tillery or riding the trails on their horse farm in Union County. Dr. Patty also enjoys golf and playing the banjo. He looks forward to meeting you and providing you with the care you need.

Learn more about Dr. Patty, his work, and his expertise as an oral surgeon. Contact Union Oral Surgery online or by phone to schedule an appointment.