Meet Oral Surgeon, Candace Scruggs, DDS

Best Oral Surgeon in Syracuse, Oneida, Fayetteville& Camillus

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. 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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