Meet the Doctor at Cherry Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

Oral Surgeon in Denver

Dr. John R. Nesiba, MD, DDS

Dr. John R. Nesiba is a triple – board certified surgeon, who has devoted his life to medicine and surgery.  He is both a licensed dentist and physician.  He is a diplomate to the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

He earned his doctorate of dental surgery degree in 2009 from the University of Nebraska – College of Dentistry in Lincoln Nebraska. After graduating  from dental school, he completed a 1-year internship at The University of Nebraska Medical Center where he gained extensive training in correcting jaw disharmonies.  Following this year he spent 1-year at LSU, in New Orleans gaining extensive knowledge in facial cosmetic surgery and post traumatic facial reconstruction.

Dr. Nesiba then chose to pursue residency training at the Detroit Medical Center. During his 6 years in Detroit, Dr. Nesiba had extensive training in facial reconstruction, pathology of the jaws, orthognathic surgery, adult and pediatric anesthesia, as well as endosseous implant placement and wisdom tooth extraction. While in Detroit he also earned his Medical Degree from Wayne State University in 2015. During his residency, he completed a 1-year General Surgery Internship and served as Chief Resident for the division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

Eager to continue growing as a physician and a surgeon, Dr. Nesiba pursued further training and was chosen for the extremely competitive fellowship in General and Facial Cosmetic Surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City. During this year he completed over 1000 cosmetic surgical procedures.  He also served as faculty at the Oklahoma University Medical Center, working with residents while they fulfilled their requirements for plastic surgery. Dr. Nesiba continues to practice cosmetic surgery at Flourish Surgical Arts, in Aurora Colorado.

Dr. Nesiba is a musical enthusiast attending numerous concerts every year and playing his guitar to the anyone who will listen.  In his spare time, Dr. Nesiba enjoys spending time outdoors and behind the grill with his wife Dr. Pota Rakes (who he met in Dental School), his two daughters Angelina and Elleni, and his son Johnny. His family moved to Colorado in 2018 and is excited to call Colorado home.

As a dual degree, triple-board certified surgeon, Dr. Nesiba is able to provide the highest level of facial care available. His personal philosophy regarding patient cares stresses the importance of patient relationships, safety, and consistent results.  From consultation, to post-op care, he will  go the extra mile to make you feel like you are part of the Cherry Creek Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Family.

Hospital Privileges
St. Anthony’s Hospital, Lakewood, Colorado
Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver, Colorado
Littleton Adventist Hospital, Littleton, Colorado
Children’s Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Modern Surgical Arts, Highlands Ranch, Colorado


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)

Dr. Clyde Waggoner

Dr. Clyde Waggoner learned the value of ethics and hard work as a child who grew up in eastern Kentucky. He put himself through college and dental school, completing his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Louisville, University Hospital in Kentucky.

Dr. Waggoner came to Denver in 1996 and never looked back. He has completed seven Ironman triathlons (including Hawaii) and a 100-mile ultra-run in the Sonora desert.

He is a travel and scuba enthusiast as well and has traveled to 54 countries and logged over 450 dives. He also was a marshal in the Tour de France in 2007!

Recently elected to the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Parliamentarians, past president of the Colorado Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and recently elected Speaker of the House for the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Dr. Waggoner also enjoys giving back to both the local and global community by focusing on the things he loves. Traveling to the Philippines multiple times to perform cleft lip and cleft palate mission work was truly a labor of love for him.

Dr. Waggoner is the proud father of two beautiful daughters and doting grandfather to one granddaughter, Addie!

Today, Dr. Waggoner focuses professionally on what he loves most: dentoalveolar surgery, including dental implants, bone grafts, third molar extractions, maxillary sinus augmentations and pathology.


Speaker of the House of Delegates, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Fellow, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Fellow, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Fellow, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Vice President, Colorado Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2008-2009

President, Colorado Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,2010-2011

Special Recognition:

 5280 Top Dentist 2015

5280 Top Dentist 2014

5280 Magazine “Top Dentists”
By 5280 Editors
June 2013

5280 Magazine “Top Dentists”
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June 2012

5280 Magazine “Top Dentists”
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June 2011

5280 Magazine “Top Dentists”
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June 2010

5280 Magazine “Top Dentists”
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June 2009

5280 Magazine “Top Dentists” 
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June 2008
5280 Magazine “Top Dentists”

By 5280 Editors

August 2007

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2007 America’s Top Dentists by Consumer’s Research Council of America

2008 The Best of the U.S.  “Best Dentists in the U.S.” 

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