“What could we have done differently to make your experience at COFS better?” is a question post-operative patients routinely have been asked by Dr. Cyr during their follow-up appointment. Always striving to improve, always looking out for his patients’ best interests, always open to new ways to make excellence in oral surgery the norm is Dr. Cyr’s active goal as he partners with his patients. And he adds a generous sprinkling of good humor along the way as well.
Dr. Cyr grew up in upstate New York, “which is ironic,” he notes, “because I hate cold weather!” Dental school at VCU/MCV brought him to VA. Following dental school, intending to become a general dentist, he pursued a residency in the Air Force in order to strengthen his general dentistry skills. During that time, he was exposed to oral surgery. He credits his dental school roommate, long-time good friend, and fellow RVA oral surgeon, Dr. Walter Murphy, for encouraging him to pursue Oral Surgery.
Time off will likely find him playing golf, exercising, watching sports on TV, or heading to Lake Gaston, where he and Susie’s blended family of seven college-age/young adult kids and their friends can be found enjoying time with each other, wake boarding, pursuing water sports, playing corn hole or buckets, and “eating more than we should,” he jokes with a grin.
Dr. Jeffrey E. Cyr is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, certified since 1995.
Dr. Cyr graduated Cum Laude from Wake Forest University in 1982 and earned his D.D.S. degree Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in 1986. He received his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certification in 1993 from VCU/MCV. Prior to merging with COFS in 1996, Dr. Cyr worked as a sole practitioner in the Brandermill area and in Farmville. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, certified since 1995.
Dr. Cyr is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society, the Virginia Dental Association, the Virginia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, co-founder & treasurer of the Midlothian Study Club, and has been president of the Southside Regional Dental Study Club and a sponsor of the Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery Implant Study Club. He is a part-time Assistant Professor at the VCU School of Dentistry and particularly enjoys the teaching opportunities that this provides.
Dr. Cyr has lent his professional skills through the Virginia Dental Association’s Donated Dental Service program, The Crossover Clinic Dental Services, and Access Now. He annually participates in the Jamaica Mission Trip sponsored by VCU/MCV’s School of Dentistry and is a volunteer for the Mission of Mercy (MOM) program, bringing dental services to the underserved in the Appalachian county of Wise, VA.
Dr. Cyr is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society and was selected to receive the AD Williams Research Grant while an Oral & Maxillofacial resident. He has been voted “Top Dentist” in the category of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Virginia Living Magazine.
Interests he would like to pursue in the future: “I’d like to resume scuba diving, upgrade my golf game, and travel more, with Europe and Asia at the top of my list, and of course, spend more time enjoying and renovating my lake house.”
On sports loyalties: “I’ve been a die-hard Wake (Forest) fan for over 35 years and have been going to VCU basketball games since I was an Oral Surgery resident 25 years ago. I’ve now added Virginia Tech, JMU and Arkansas to my list!”
Favorite books: “Any of the books I read to my girls when they were kids, or listening with them to a Harry Potter cd on long car trips.”
Favorite food: “Sushi and pizza, but not together!”
Apple or PC: “Apple, because it’s simpler; life is complex enough already!”
If you were not an oral surgeon: “I’ve always thought that being a landscape or building architect or someone who restores homes would be rewarding ways to make a living.”
Favorite app: Waze. “I like to get from point A to point B as efficiently as possible and anticipate when a detour is necessary. If only Waze could be used to guide us through life!”
Comment guaranteed to spark discussion: “I’m a firm believer that dogs are better than cats!”
His staff describes him: Laid back, inquisitive, insightful, genuine, sincere, funny, respectful. Good listener, appreciative of staff, he is good at taking a joke as well as giving one! Always gives all options and presents all possible scenarios during his patient consults, extremely honest, not afraid to admit if he is wrong. Tidy and neat.