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

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Office: (585) 275-5531

Fax: (585) 276-1883

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Professional Background

Dr. Fantuzzo is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Dr. Fantuzzo grew up in Webster, NY and completed undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester. He was educated in both Dentistry (DDS) and Medicine (MD) and went on to complete a formal accredited six-year hospital-based residency training program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York.
This included a Preliminary General Surgery Internship as well as training in adult and pediatric general anesthesia. He subsequently served as Pediatric Cranio-Maxillofacial Fellow at the Posnick Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Chevy Chase, Maryland and Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington, DC. He is basic (BLS), advanced cardiac (ACLS), pediatric advanced (PALS), and advanced trauma life support (ATLS) trained.
Before entering private practice, Dr. Fantuzzo served as Associate Professor, Chairman and Director of the Residency Training Program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Fantuzzo taught at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, in Physical Diagnosis, Orthognathic Surgery, Basic and Advanced Dental Implant Surgery, Intraoral and Extraoral Bone Grafting, Facial Trauma Management, Anesthesia and Pain Control as well as Management of Office-based Medical and Anesthesia Related Emergencies, Pediatric Maxillofacial Infections, Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Craniofacial Dysplasia, Cleft Lip & Palate, and Facial Aesthetic Surgery.
Dr. Fantuzzo is an attending surgeon with active staff privileges at Strong Memorial Hospital – University of Rochester Medical Center and Rochester General Hospital, in Rochester, New York.
Specific interests include: Dentoalveolar Surgery (Management of impacted teeth including removal of wisdom teeth); Dental Implant and Preprosthetic Surgery (including bone and soft tissue grafting); Orthognathic (corrective, jaw-straightening) Surgery; Facial Trauma Reconstruction; Oral Pathology; and Office — Based Anesthesia.



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


DDS | State University of New York at Buffalo (Dental)

MD | SUNY State University of New York-Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (USA)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005
Fellowship in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center GME

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at State University of New York College at Buffalo

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2004
Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at State University of New York College at Buffalo

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


Journal Articles

Lee, H; Ercoli, C; Fantuzzo, J; Girotto, J; Coniglio, J; Palermo, M. "Oral rehabilitation of a 12-year old patient after resection of central giant cell granuloma and free fibula reconstruction with an implant supported prosthesis: A clinical report." J Prosth Dent. 2008; 99(4): 257-262.

Posnick, JC; Fantuzzo, J; Troost, T. "Simultaneous Intranasal Surgery at the Time of Le Fort I Downfracture." Journal Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. 2007; 65(11): 2273-2281.

Posnick, JC; Fantuzzo, J. "Idiopathic Condylar Resorption: Current Clinical Perspectives". Journal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2007; : 1617-1623.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Management of Acute Postoperative Pain
Book Title: Fonseca, Marciani, Turey, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Author List: Roger J, Fantuzzo JJ
Edited By: Elsevier
Published By: Elsevier 2015

Chapter Title: Model Surgery Planning in Orthognathic Surgery
Book Title: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Author List: Fantuzzo JJ, Langston A
Edited By: Elsevier
Published By: Elsevier 2014

Chapter Title: Management of Temporomandibular Joint Pain and Dysfunction
Book Title: Bailey's Head & Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology - 5th Edition
Author List: Fantuzzo, JJ Karelsky, S
Edited By: Jonas T. Johnson, MD
Published By: Elsevier 2012