Best Oral Surgeon in Syracuse, Oneida, Fayetteville& Camillus, Candace Scruggs, DDS

Dr. Candace Scruggs grew up in Massena, NY, and spent many years shadowing her father, Dr. Carl R. Scruggs, who is a general dentist. This ignited her passion for dental medicine. She returned to her upstate NY roots and has been practicing in Auburn, NY for the past 9 years. Dr. Scruggs joined Syracuse Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in June 2020 and is excited to continue providing excellent care for her patients.

Dr. Scruggs is trained in full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery including dentoalveolar surgery, pathology, implants, bone-grafting procedures, anesthesia, and facial trauma. She is an active member of many professional organizations. Dr. Scruggs is also a member of the medical staff at Auburn Community Hospital.

She is married to Dr. Jon Ohnezeit who is a general dentist in Auburn, NY. Together they have two children, Grace and George. Dr. Scruggs enjoys spending time with her family, playing soccer, cooking, and traveling.

Pre-Doctoral Education:

  • Undergraduate studies – Le Moyne College

Dental Education:

  • D.D.S. – SUNY Buffalo


  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency- Medical University of South Carolina

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