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Maria J. Troulis, DDS

  • Chief, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Accepting New Patients



Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Dentoalveolar surgery
  • Implants and wisdom teeth
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques (Distraction Osteogensis and Endoscopy)
  • Orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery)
  • Reconstruction Surgery
Medical Education
  • DDS, McGill University
  • Residency, McGill University Hospital|Residency, Montreal General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Dental
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Delta Dental
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid Dental
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Met Life Dental
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New Hampshire Dental
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Dr. Maria Troulis is known for her work with minimally invasive oral and maxillofacial surgery techniques. She has been a major collaborator in the development of distraction osteogenesis, tissue engineering, and endoscopic applications in the oral and maxillofacial region.

Canadian-born from Greek descent, Dr. Troulis attended McGill University in Montreal, where she completed her DDS in dentistry. She completed her residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Troulis is currently director of the Mass General residency training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery, director of the Skeletal Biology Research Laboratory, and director of the Minimally Invasive Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery program.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. 

Dr. Troulis is co-editor of the text Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery and of the text Minimally Invasive Maxillofacial Surgery. She has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and 15 chapters. She has also produced three teaching videotapes on minimally invasive therapies.

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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Abramson Z, Susarla S, August M, Troulis M, Kaban L. Three-dimensional computed tomographic analysis of airway anatomy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Feb;68(2):354-62.

Bouchard C, Troulis MJ, Kaban LB. Management of obstructive sleep apnea: role of distraction osteogenesis. Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America. 2009 Nov;21(4):459-75.

Abukawa H, Phelps M, Jackson P, Smith RM, Vacanti JP, Kaban LB, Troulis MJ. Effect of ibuprofen on osteoblast differentiation of porcine bone marrow-derived progenitor cells. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Nov;67(11):2412-7.

Kaban LB, Bouchard C, Troulis MJ. A protocol for management of temporomandibular joint ankylosis in children. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Sep;67(9):1966-78.

Kaban LB, Seldin EB, Kikinis R, Yeshwant K, Padwa BL, Troulis MJ. Clinical application of curvilinear distraction osteogenesis for correction of mandibular deformities. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 May;67(5):996-1008.

Resnick CM, Kaban LB, Troulis MJ. Minimally invasive orthognathic surgery.Facial Plast Surg.2009 Feb;25(1):49-62.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-2740
Fax: 617-726-2814
MGH Dental Group Danvers
104 Endicott St
Suite 101
Danvers MA, 01923
Phone: 978-882-6600

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