James Heit, DDS

Dr. James HeitOffice Locations:

Council Bluffs Office
The Doctors Building at Jennie Edmunson
201 Ridge Street, Suite 308
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Papillion Office
1502 So. Washington Street, Suite 200
Papillion, NE 68046
Papillion Office Phone Number 402-964-2727

My post-secondary education began at the University of Texas at Austin where I received a BA degree in Biology with honors in 1976 and followed with a BS degree in Pharmacy with High Honors in 1978. After practicing for two years as a registered pharmacist I returned to school to complete my degree in dentistry at the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio in 1984. Following graduation from dental school I was accepted to an Air Force General Practice Residency at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana which I completed in 1985. My Air Force career then took me to Misawa AFB, Japan where I practiced general dentistry for 3 years. During my Japan tour I was accepted to continue my training at the Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, Ca. I completed my Oral Surgery Residency in 1991 and was assigned by the Air Force to Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX. Here I completed my Board Certification in Oral Surgery in 1993.

I was also an attending faculty to the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program while at Sheppard AFB. After 5 years as an attending OMFS at the AEGD program and a practicing oral/maxillofacial surgeon I was accepted to complete a Fellowship in Craniofacial Trauma and Reconstruction at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital from July 1996 to June 1997. My next Air Force assignment was as an attending surgeon to the OMFS Residency Program at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX. In 1999 I decided to leave the Air Force as a Lt. Col. To join Oral Surgery Associates in Council Bluffs, Ia. I really enjoy practicing in Council Bluffs and look forward to meeting and caring for each of my patients.

Professional Education:

Craniofacial Trauma and Reconstruction Fellowship
Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Oral & Maxillofacial Residency
David Grant Medical Center
Travis Air Force Base, California

General Practice Residency
Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana

University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

University of Texas School of Pharmacy
Austin, Texas

Board Certification:

American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
National Dental Board of Anesthesiology

Professional Associations:

American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Air Force Society of Clinical Surgeons
American Dental Association
Iowa Dental Association
Southwest Iowa Dental Society
Iowa Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Healthcare Facility Affiliations:

Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital
Council Bluffs, Iowa

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Cass County Hospital
Atlantic, Iowa