Our Team

placeholder1Dr. Martin B. Steed

Dr. Steed graduated from the University Of Buffalo School Of Dental Medicine in 1997 and then completed an Oral Medicine residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1997 to 1999. He completed his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2004 and was appointed to the full time faculty at Emory as an Assistant Professor that same year. He was Associate Professor and Residency Program Director within the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine as well as Chief of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at Emory Midtown Hospital before coming to the Medical University of South Carolina. He now is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as Associate Dean of Hospital Affairs within the MUSC James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine. His clinical and research interests include microsurgical repair of peripheral trigeminal nerve injuries, virtual surgical planning/ simulation, orthognathic and maxillofacial trauma surgery outcome measurements, and surgical curriculum development and assessment. 


Kelly Lybrand, DDSDr. Kelley Lybrand

Dr. Lybrand obtained her DDS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing her dental school training in 2003. She then completed a two year general practice residency at Carolinas medical center and her four year Oral and Maxillofacial surgical training here at MUSC. Dr. Lybrand is Graduate Program Director of the MUSC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Graduate Residency Program and active in teaching both residents and students. Her clinical and research interests include orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, dental implant placement, and evaluation of simulation in surgical resident education.



M. Knon Lecholop, DMDDr. Kinon M. Lecholop

Dr. Lecholop obtained his DDS and completed his maxillofacial surgical training here at the Medical University of South Carolina after graduating from The Citadel. He then went on to complete a one year post residency fellowship focusing on cleft lip and palate surgery. Dr. Lecholop’s clinical interests include corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), alveolar cleft bone grafting, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery and reconstruction, and management of oral and facial pathology.


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