Nkemakonam R. Egolum, D.D.S.
Meet Dr. Egolum
Dr. Egolum is a skilled and dedicated Board Eligible Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing in the Washington D.C. metro area, where he has lived since 2003. With a philosophy that compassion is the most important element of treatment, Dr. Egolum believes in never treating strangers and makes every effort to know his patients on a personal level.
He completed his dental training at Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington D.C. in 2013. In his final years there, he served in various leadership positions in student government as Student Council Vice President as well as Class Treasurer. He displayed tremendous dedication and determination, completing his dental school requirements and national dental board examination an entire semester early. Dr. Egolum graduated at the top of his dental class, earning him an induction in the most prestigious dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, as well as acceptance directly into the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program at Howard University Hospital.
During his rigorous 4 year training, Dr. Egolum received a full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery experience along with countless hours of rotations in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesia. He received extensive anesthesia experience, the bulk of which was at Howard University Hospital, Veterans Hospital of DC and Children’s National Medical Center, where he worked with sick children from neonates up to adolescence. He enjoys all disciplines of Oral Surgery but has a special interest in Dentoalveolar, Implant surgery, Facial Trauma and Orthognathic Surgery.
Dr. Egolum has also trained directly with world renowned and published Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Posnick at Georgetown Hospital, with whom he is currently completing research on the Long-term Outcomes of Orthognathic Surgery in patients with dentofacial deformities.
In his spare time, Dr. Egolum loves reading, cycling, swimming as well as socializing with family and friends.