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Pooja Gangwani, D.D.S., M.P.H.

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Appointment: (585) 341-7314

Administrative: (585) 276-6606

Office: (585) 275-5531

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Dr. Gangwani is an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry/Eastman Institute of Oral Health.

Dr. Gangwani earned her Dental Degree from New York University College of Dentistry where she was inducted in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) dental honor society. She completed an Internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She received her Advanced Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Joseph's University Medical Center.

She performs wisdom teeth extraction, bone grafting procedures, dental implant reconstruction, corrective jaw surgery and reconstructive surgery after facial trauma.

Dr. Gangwani spends a great deal of time educating her patients and providing treatment options, thus helping them make informed decisions about their own health. She is passionate about delivering personalized patient care before, during and after surgery.

Dr. Gangwani also holds a Master's Degree in Public Health Epidemiology from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She has a particular interest in clinical research and has served as an author of book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. She enjoys educating residents and finds it extremely rewarding.



DDS | New York University College of Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2018
Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center

07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014
Internship in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


ACOMS Resident Abstract Competition – 2nd place

Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

Dental Student Award by American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Dental Student Award by American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

Best Clinical Science Presentation by a DDS Student, NYU

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Journal Articles

Stiefel K, Gangwani P, Cox D, Kolokythas A. "Ill-defined extensive radiolucent lesion of the left posterior mandible." Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2021; S2212-4403(21): 00490-9.

Gangwani P and Kolokythas A. "A Gender Gap in leadership in academic medicine and dentistry: What are the barriers? What can be done to correct it?". J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019; 77: 1536-1540.

Gangwani P; Aziz S; Ephros H. "Management of complex soft tissue nasal dorsum traumatic defects with full thickness skin graft: report of a case". Eur J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017; 1(3): 81-86.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Traditional Use of Autogenous and Non-Autogenous Grafts in Head and Neck Reconstruction: Principles of Conventional Bone Grafting
Book Title: Regenerative strategies for maxillary and mandibular reconstruction
Author List: Gangwani P, Aziz SR, Marchena J
Published By: Springer 2019

Chapter Title: Review of Hemophilia A and B and Perioperative Management in Dentistry
Book Title: Hemostasis in Dentistry
Author List: Gangwani P, Richards R
Published By: Springer Publishing 2018