Joseph J. Fantuzzo, DDS, MD, FACS

Meet Dr. Fantuzzo | Your Rochester Oral Surgeon

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 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 one year 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.

Dr. Fantuzzo’s practice is limited to the care of children and adults with problems in the Oral & Maxillofacial region. He strives to serve all patients in a warm, caring, and compassionate manner. His general approach is to provide patients and families with information they need to be active members of the decision making process, enabling them to make the best possible choices to meet their medical, dental, and social needs. Dr. Fantuzzo constantly works to pursue technical excellence and stay at the forefront of the specialty in order to provide the highest quality care to patients in both an office setting and an in-patient hospital setting.

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 Maxilllofacial Infections, Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Craniofacial Dysplasia, Cleft Lip & Palate, and Facial Aesthetic Surgery.

He has had the opportunity to lecture locally, nationally, and internationally and has authored articles and text book chapters on various topics in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is currently serving as President of the New York State Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.

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.

For more information about Fantuzzo - Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fantuzzo, call our office in Rochester, NY at Fantuzzo - Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery Phone Number 585-737-6973.

Training

  • Undergraduate Degree (BA Biology): University of Rochester, 1994
  • Dental Degree (DDS): University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, 1998
  • Medical Degree (MD): University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, 2001

Residency

  • General Surgery, University at Buffalo Consortium Hospitals, 2001 — 2002
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University at Buffalo Consortium Hospitals, 1998 — 2004

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Posnick Center for Facial Plastic Surgery & Georgetown University Hospital, 2004 — 2005

Certification

  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery — Diplomate – 2007, Recertification 2017
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology – Diplomate — 2005
  • North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners — 1998
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Academic Appointments

  • 2015 — present: Associate Clinical Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • 2012 — 2015: Associate Professor, Chairman & Residency Program Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York.
  • 2005 — 2012: Assistant Professor & Residency Program Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York.

Hospital Privileges

  • Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester General Hospital

Memberships

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS) — Member, Alternate Delegate
  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) — Diplomate
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) — Fellow — Member
  • American Dental Association (ADA) — Member
  • Academy of Osseointegration (AO) — Member
  • New York State Dental Association — Member
  • Monroe County Dental Society – Member
  • New York State Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (NYSSOMS) — Board Member, President
  • Seventh (7th) District Dental Society — Board Member, Business Chair

Special Interests

  • Office-based Anesthesia — adult and pediatric
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery — extractions, management of impacted teeth including wisdom teeth and canines
  • Dental Implant surgery — bone and soft tissue grafting, implant placement
  • Orthognathic (corrective, jaw-straightening) surgery
  • Oral pathology
  • Facial trauma