Raymond L. Wiggins, DDS, MD
Meet Dr. Wiggins
Dr. Raymond Wiggins is a sixth generation Texan. He earned a Bachelors of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University at age 19. He then worked in the business community for 4 years before deciding to attend dental school. Dr. Wiggins earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from Texas A & M University Baylor College of Dentistry (now Texas A & M School of Dentistry). Dr. Wiggins was awarded membership in the Baylor Odontological Honor Society and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national honor society.
Following dental school, Dr. Wiggins completed a six year M.D.-integrated oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at UT-Houston. During this time he completed 36+ months of oral and maxillofacial surgery rotations, earned his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from UT-Houston Medical School (now McGovern Medical School), and completed a general surgery internship.
Dr. Wiggins is licensed by the State of Texas to practice both medicine and dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is a Fellow of The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is a member of The Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, The Houston Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, The Edward C. Hinds Academy, The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, The American Dental Association, The Texas Dental Association, and The Greater Houston Dental Society.
His certifications include:
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Instructor and Provider)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (Provider)
- Microsurgery-Basic and Advanced
Dr. Wiggins has privileges at Houston Methodist West Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.
He has been involved in research in areas ranging from developing an outpatient anesthesia risk scale to a study developing resorbable distraction devices to studying the effects of amino acid imbalanced diets and various nerve transections on weight and appetite. His work has been published in journals including the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Journal of Physiology.
Dr. Wiggins loves serving others. He loves oral and maxillofacial surgery, because he is able to serve people in ways he would not otherwise be able to. Dr. Wiggins is honored to serve on the boards of three nonprofit organizations including his church and the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Wiggins is happily married. He loves the outdoors, many types of sports, flying, and spending quality time with his family.
Dr. Wiggins believes that his relationship with God is the most important thing in his life. He works with and loves people of all faiths and those who profess no faith.
Dr. Wiggins enthusiastically supports Tupelo Children’s Mansion. Tupelo Children’s Mansion offers both temporary and long-term care, in a residential group setting, to children in need of a safe and loving environment. The children live in residential halls that house between 7 and 12 children and are supervised and cared for by qualified houseparents. The campus is like a collection of families with each of the residence halls like a family with houseparents. Click here to learn more.