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Founded in 2012 by Dr. James Smouse, Cherry Log Oral Surgery was established to provide comprehensive oral surgery care to residents in the North Georgia mountains.  This pristine environment provides the perfect setting for focusing on community-based patient care.  Dr. Smouse retired in late 2017, passing the mission of the practice to Dr. John Pritchett to continue well into the future.  

The Cherry Log Oral Surgery team strives to positively influence our community through outstanding personalized service, dedication to education, and providing a comfortable and pleasant surgery experience to everyone we encounter.

About Us



Removal of one or multiple teeth to facilitate dental rehabilitation or treat pain, swelling, and infection.

Wisdom Teeth

Removal of wisdom teeth to prevent or treat disease and pathology associated with impacted teeth

Dental Implants

Permanent replacement for missing teeth, either by fixed bridge units, removable dentures, or whole-mouth rehabilitation

Preprosthetic Surgery

Preparation of jaw bones and supporting tissue to allow for removable denture or fixed bridge placement.

Oral Pathology

Evaluation, biopsy, and removal of oral pathology lesions.

Anesthesia & Sedation

Providing all treatment comfortably with affordable in-office anesthesia

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Surgical treatment for patients who cannot tolerate CPAP

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Jaw (orthognathic) surgery to correct facial deformity and bite in conjunction with orthodontics

Our Services

Diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Diplomates of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology



Portrait of Dr. Smouse
Dr. James R. Smouse

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Founder Emeritus

Portrait of Dr. Pritchett
Dr. John C. Pritchett

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon


Learn about Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Off Highway 515 between
Blue Ridge and Ellijay

9 White Dove Lane

Cherry Log, Georgia 30522

Office Hours

Monday  9 AM – 4 PM

Tuesday  9 AM – 4 PM

Wednesday  9 AM – 4 PM

Thursday  9 AM – 4 PM

Friday  8 AM – 3 PM

or last surgery


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