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Maria J. Troulis, DDS

Chief, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Phone: 617-726-2740
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Interests
Dentoalveolar surgery
Implants and wisdom teeth
Minimally Invasive Techniques (Distraction Osteogensis and Endoscopy)
Orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery)
Reconstruction Surgery
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
DDS, McGill University
Residency, McGill University Hospital
Residency, Montreal General Hospital
Board Certifications
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. 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.


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.

Trailer for Boston Med

Trailer for the eight-part documentary featuring clinicians at Mass General.

Dr. Maria Troulis selected for Barger mentoring award

Troulis among seven faculty tapped for mentoring residents and fellows.

Dr. Maria Troulis puts reality in "Boston Med"

ABC News documentary series "Boston Med" features oral and maxillofacial surgery procedure in first episode, airing June 24th on Channel 5.

Dr. Troulis recognize with faculty award

Dr. Maria Troulis received the HSDM 2010 Distringuished Senior Faculty Award

Boston Med

MGH Hotline 06.25.10 MGH EMPLOYEES crowded into the Bulfinch Tent June 21 to catch a sneak peek of the first episode of "Boston Med," an eight-part ABC News documentary series featuring the poignant, real-life stories of patients and caregivers at the MGH, BWH and Children's Hospital.

Troulis named new chief for Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Maria J. Troulis, DDS, MSc, currently the acting director of the Skeletal Biology Research Laboratory, has been named the next chief of the MGH Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS).

Massachusetts General Hospital names Maria J. Troulis, DDS, MSc, next chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Troulis named chief of the Mass General Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and will serve as the next Walter C. Guralnick Professor and chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-726-2740
Fax: 617-726-2814

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