Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides consultative, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to patients with problems of the oral cavity, maxillofacial region, and head & neck in addition to training for students in the full scope of the specialty. The mission of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is to train future academic leaders in the profession, to provide excellent patient care and contribute to clinical research. 

Connor, Jr., DDS

Division Chief
Mary Dzurinko, DDS Bernard Poitras
Steven Brown, DMD
Martin Elson, DDS
Petito, DDS
Broderick, RHD, BS
Shirley Spater
Freedman, DMD 
Director, Samuels Dental Clinic
Ramalho, DMD
Shanda Christal-Scott Cynthia Johnson Gisele Rodrigues
Cummings, DMD
Jennifer Mitchell
George Dupont, DDS Frank Paletta, DMD
Current Research
PI: S. Spater Freedman, DMD, MPH
"Neuro ICU Nurse-Dental Hygienist Collaboration to Improve Oral Hygiene and Decrease Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Rates in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit"  
Agency: Lifespan     Total Costs: $15,000


Steven Brown, DMD
Francis Connor Jr, DDS
Frank Paletta, DMD