Meet Dr. Sean Eccles

Dr Kaplan | Oral Surgeon Midlothian

He’s a highly skilled surgeon, he’s immersed in technology, and he’s been helping patients with dental challenges since he was a senior in high school.

Dr. Sean Eccles was born and raised in a small rural town in central New Jersey. As a high school student, he began working at an orthodontics practice, and continued to work there summers throughout college. But as he was exploring careers, he was also greatly interested in science and computers. His choice to enter oral and maxillofacial surgery allows him to combine all those interests.

His education began with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in Bioinformatics from Ramapo College of New Jersey. From there, he attended Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, where he earned the title Doctor of Dental Surgery. While at Stony Brook, he served as class president – and he also spent time in Madagascar on a dental outreach mission.

In 2018, Dr. Eccles chose to do his residency at VCU Health in Richmond. There, he gained extensive experience in jaw surgery, digitally planned and 3D printed guides, and placed more than 170 implants. Now that his residency is complete, he has joined the team at Commonwealth Oral & Facial, bringing with him expertise in digital dentistry/surgery and 3D printing, a great attitude and a wonderful sense of humor.

When he’s not working with patients, Dr. Eccles can be found fishing, playing the guitar, working on carpentry and home renovation projects, and assembling and maintaining computers. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Katie, who is a general dentist, and jogging through the Fan with his rescue dog Adeline.

Dr. Sean Eccles starts at COFS in August. He will see patients at our Mechanicsville and Huguenot locations.

Sean and Katie Eccles Wedding
Sean Eccles Fishing


Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine – Stony Brook, NY: Doctor of Dental Surgery

Ramapo College of New Jersey – Mahwah, NJ: Bachelor of Science – Biochemistry, Bioinformatics Minor

Awards and Certifications

AAOMS Dental Student Award

Horace Wells Senior Student Dental Anesthesiology Award

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Dental Student Award

Third Year Student Clinician Award

VA State Dental License

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Board Certified

Sean and Katie Eccles at Bills Game
Sean and Katie Eccles Christmas

Fun Facts

If I were not an oral surgeon

I would be a contractor.

Favorite food

Chicken wings and all Italian food.

Favorite Team

Go Bills!

Apple or PC


Tell us about Your Dog Adeline

Unfortunately, she developed a tumor in her left hind leg and underwent amputation. Since then, she has adapted nicely to life on three limbs and even comes with me on jogs.

What do you consider your 15 minutes of fame?

I was on the local news cycle as a senior in High School while in the running for a scholarship award. It was a short clip of some football highlights, interview segments, and some guitar playing.

Favorite Quote

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. -J.R.R. Tolkien