Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Services

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The Department of Dentistry provides inpatient and outpatient dental and oral and maxillofacial surgery services to children of all ages. In addition to managing urgencies and emergencies, dentists provide comprehensive oral health care including the full spectrum of diagnostic and treatment services. The department’s pediatric dentists and orthodontists are specially trained to care for children with cleft lip and palate.

The Department of Dentistry provides special care for medically complex patients and for mentally and physically challenged children with oral health needs. The oral and maxillofacial surgery section manages trauma patients as well as patients with head and neck tumors, congenital and acquired deformities and those requiring sedation for dental treatment.

Academic affiliations include Seton Hall University School of Graduate Health and Medical Services and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

Programs & Services

Services are provided by:

  • General Dentists and Dental Hygienists
  • Pediatric Dentists, Orthodontists and a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Other Dental Specialists

Members of the department are available for inpatient consultation and are on call 24 hours a day to the Emergency Department to provide emergency services for patients who have acute oral surgical needs.


For additional information, please contact us:

Dentistry Appointments: 973.754.4250

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Appointments: 973.754.2290

Referral/Fax: 973.754.2633


Please click on the following link for more information about Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Services:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


Hillel Ephros, DMD, MD, Chairman and OMS Program Director

Richard P. Szumita, DDS, Associate Chairman and Associate OMS Program Director

Dao Cao, DDS, General Dentistry Residency Program Director

Paul Barabas, DDS, Periodontist

Tomas Barrios, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Noor Bilbeisi, DDS, Pediatric Dentist

Meredith Blitz-Goldstein, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Tom Butler, DMD, Special Care/General Dentist

Matthew Choi, DDS, Orthodontist

Robert DeFalco, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Michael Erlichman, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Leslie Elfenbein, DMD, Endodontist

Shahin Ghobadi, DMD, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Tom Gormley, DDS, General Dentist

Purnima Hernandez, DDS, Pediatric Dentist

Rana Loutfy, DMD, General Dentist

Vito Modugno, DMD, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Jerald Rosenberg, DMD, Periodontist

Anthony Sallustio, DDS, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist

Lawrence Simon, DDS, Orthodontist


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