Joseph J. Fantuzzo, D.D.S., M.D.

Joseph J. Fantuzzo, D.D.S., M.D.

Contact Information

University Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
2400 Clinton Avenue South, Building H, Suite 125
Rochester, NY 14618

Appointment: (585) 341-7314

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  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

After attending the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York for his undergraduate degree, Dr. Fantuzzo was educated in both Dentistry and Medicine and went on to complete residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York. This included a one year General Surgery Internship as well as training in Adult and Pediatric General Anesthesia. He subsequently served as Pediatric Craniofacial Fellow at the Posnick Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Chevy Chase, Maryland & Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.



Dr. Fantuzzo is Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, in the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is the Residency Program Director for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and an attending surgeon with active staff privileges at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester, New York.

Patient Care Bio

After attending the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York for his undergraduate degree, Dr. Fantuzzo was educated in both Dentistry and Medicine and went on to complete residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York. This included a one year General Surgery Internship as well as extensive training in Adult and Pediatric General Anesthesia. He subsequently served as Pediatric Craniofacial Fellow at the Posnick Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Chevy Chase, Maryland & Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.



Dr. Fantuzzo is Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, in the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is the Residency Program Director for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and an attending surgeon with active staff privileges at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester, New York.

As a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, his practice is limited to the care of children and adults with problems in the Oral & Maxillofacial Region. His general approach is to provide patients and families with information they need to be active members of the decision making process allowing them to make the best possible choices to meet their medical, dental and social needs.

Specific interests include: Dento-Alveolar Surgery (Management of impacted teeth including wisdom teeth removal); Dental Implant & Preprosthetic Surgery (including bone and soft tissue grafting and dental implant placement); Orthognathic (jaw-straightening) Surgery; management of Facial Trauma; Pathology; Cleft Lip & Palate and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Top Dental Student Award | New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons | University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine 1998

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Dentistry (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences2001
DDS | Dentistry | University at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences1998
BA | Biology | University of Rochester1994

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Maxillofacial Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005
Internship in General Surgery at SUNY at Buffalo Grad Medical-Dental Education Cons07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at SUNY at Buffalo Grad Medical-Dental Education Cons07/01/1998 - 06/30/2004