Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston Medical Center consists of two distinct divisions: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry, which includes the diagnosis, surgical, and adjunctive treatment (accessory treatment used in combination to enhance primary treatment) of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and visual aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.

Oral and maxillofacial pathology is the specialty of dentistry and pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research, diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations, and management of patients.

In addition to being involved in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired facial deformities, TMJ disorders, sleep apnea and snoring, facial reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial trauma, and pathological diseases of the oral cavity and facial regions, the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery also offers micro-neurosurgery, cosmetic, and cancer surgery with microvascular reconstruction capability.

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Oral Surgeons

Hussam Batal, DMD

Director of Clinical Services, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Dental Medicine

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Steven J Bookless, DDS, MBA

Director of Credentialing, Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Dental Medicine

Special Interests

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

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Radhika Chigurupati, DMD

Director of Quality Assurance, Dental Medicine Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Dental Medicine

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Richard D'Innocenzo, DMD

Vice Chairman, Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Director of Predoctoral Education
Clinical Professor, Boston University School of Dental Medicine

Special Interests

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

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Pushkar Mehra, DMD

Chief of Service, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Chair and Professor, Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs, Boston University School of Dental Medicine

Vikki L Noonan, DMD

Associate Professor, Boston University School of Dental Medicine

Special Interests

Oral and maxillofacial pathology

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Part-time Attending Staff

Shadi Daher, DMD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Dental Medicine

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Eyad Haidar, DMD

Director, Dentistry & Prosthodontics
Clinical Associate, Boston University School of Dental Medicine

Special Interests

Dental Rehabilitation

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James J Wu, DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Dental Medicine

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Patient Resources

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resources

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers several specialized outpatient clinics for patients and has a very active inpatient service for severely ill or injured patients that require admission to the hospital.

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