About the Department
DIVISIONS:
  • General Dentistry
  • Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery

The Department of Dentistry provides care to patients in an outpatient and inpatient setting for general dentistry and oral-maxillofacial surgery.  The department consists of the following sections: General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

General Dentistry, staffed by two full time and twenty-two part time volunteer dentists, provides consultation, emergency and comprehensive dental care in the following areas:

  • Endodontics

  • Implant Dentistry

  • Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

  • Oral Medicine

  • Oral Pathology

  • Orthodontics

  • Pediatric Dentistry

  • Periodontics

  • Prosthodontics

  • Restorative Dentistry

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides a full range of services including treatment of facial fractures and other injuries, facial and jaw infections, cysts, and tumors as well as removal of infected, malpositioned and impacted teeth. Oral surgery is provided for patients with cardiac disease or other medical problems, and for those with atrophic jaws who are unable to wear dentures. Dental implants and general preprosthetic surgery are also provided. Other services include evaluation and management of temporomandibular joint disorders, orofacial pain problems, oral cancer diagnosis, acquired and developmental craniofacial and jaw problems leading to malocclusion and facial deformity and aesthetic problems related to oral and maxillofacial surgery.

A General Practice Residency Program is available to train graduate dentists and prepare them for private practice. Clinical training is also provided to dental assistants and dental hygiene students from various technical schools in the area. The dentists and its auxiliary staff also participate in the health education programs in the community.
 
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Department Leadership
 
DIRECTOR: Peter F. Pasciucco, DDS
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Elliot S. Berman, DDS
   
 
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Active Medical Staff