Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery News

News, videos and updates from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Department Updates

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Baby Sadie
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Baby Ella

2017 OMFS Updates

Welcome to the OMFS Family!
Congratulations to the following alumni on the birth of their baby girls:

  • Dr. Batya Goldwser on the birth of Ella Goldwaser
  • Dr. Andrew Burke on the birth of Sadie Kace

Dr. Walter Guralnick's Potrait in OMFS Clinic

Dr. Guralnick's potrait has been hung in the OMFS Clinic on Wang 230 on November 1, 2017, on what would have been his 101th birthday.

This painting has inspired by Dr. Mark L. Gylman and Dr. Eric D. Swanson to make a donation to comission a portrait of Dr. Dean Bruce Donoff, which is currently being painted by artist Warren Prosperi.

Remembering Dr. Guralnick
At 100 years old, Dr. Walter Guralnick passed away on September 6, 2017. He was retired from performing oral surgery, but he mentored many faculty members and students at Mass General. He also changed dental history in Massachusetts and across the country.

2016 OMFS Updates

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Dr. Guralnick turned 100 on November 1, 2016.

Dr. Guralnick's Interview with the Boston Globe
At 100 years old, Dr. Walter Guralnick has stepped out of the operating room, but is still an active member of the Mass General Hospital Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He recently managed to slow down for an interview about his life and career.

Dr. Guralnick turned 100!
Dr. Guralnick turned 100 this year and after a century of world progress and personal achievements, he remains an active member at Mass General, where he has worked for 65 years.

OMFS welcomes Dr. Somi Kim
Dr. Kim covers the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is fluent in Korean and practices at the Mass General Boston campus and at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care.

The Paul S. Russell Museum to feature an OMFS exhibit
The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation tells the rich story of Mass General through interactive media displays, artifacts and photographs.

The Boston Globe quotes OMFS doctors
R. Bruce Donoff, MD, DMD and David Keith, DMD, BDS discuss the critical role of dentists in addressing the opioid crisis.

2015 OMFS Updates

Dr. Troulis named chief of service
We are pleased to announce that Maria J. Troulis, DDS, MSc, has been named the next chief of OMFS. She will also serve as the next Walter C. Guralnick Professor and chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). 

News

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  • Mass General Department of OMFS Receives Service Excellence Award

    Monday, August 28, 2017  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) received a Service Excellence Award based on patient experience survey results.

  • Q&A with Maria J. Troulis, DDS, MSc, FACS

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017  Mass General

    Dr. Maria Troulis is the Chief of the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also the Walter C. Guralnick Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

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  • Walter Guralnick: Looking back on 100 years

    Friday, November 11, 2016  Mass General

    The year was 1916. The Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the second year in a row. The summer Olympics, to be held in Berlin, Germany, were cancelled due to the outbreak of World War I. Woodrow Wilson was re-elected for a second term as president of the United States. And Walter Guralnick, DMD, now chief emeritus of the MGH Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), was born.

  • Once again, named among America's best hospitals

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is once again named among the top hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and is the only hospital to be highly rated across all 16 specialties.

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  • Troulis named new chief for Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    Monday, August 10, 2015  Mass General

    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).

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

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  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

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  • Walter Guralnick, DMD, MD, honored by Chinese Dean

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013  Mass General

    Walter Guralnick, DMD, MD, a retired former Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital, was recently honored for his contribution to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the Medical College in Chengdu, China.

  • OMFS Summer Newsletter Now Online

    Friday, August 2, 2013  Mass General

    Read the latest news for Dept of OMFS faculty, residents and fellows.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

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  • College Fair offers opportunities

    Friday, July 22, 2011  Mass General

    Solodeen Heath always wanted to be a dentist, but with a family and all the responsibilities that come with it, he knew dental school just wasn’t in the cards.

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  • Boston Med

    Friday, June 25, 2010  Mass General

    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.

  • Dr. Maria Troulis puts reality in "Boston Med"

    Monday, June 14, 2010  Mass General

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

  • Department of OMS announces Winter Newsletter and Alumni Update

    Monday, January 11, 2010  Mass General

    The Department of OMS' Winter Newsletter and Alumni Supplement are now available. This is the last issue that will be mailed in paper form. Future Newsletters will be available only via email or website download.

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  • Facing a better future

    Friday, December 4, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.04.09 When she looked in the mirror, the long jagged scars running across her cheek reflected back at her, a disturbing reminder of the physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of the father of her children.

  • Dr. Peter Waite is 5th Annual OMS Residency Visiting Professor

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009  Mass General

    Peter Waite, MPH, DDS, MD of the University of Alabama was the 5th annual MGH Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Visiting Professor.

  • The MGH Division of Dentistry is established

    Friday, February 20, 2009  Clinical

    MGH Hotline 2.20.09 Leonard Kaban, MD, DMD, chief of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with the support of the MGH and MGPO, has formally established the Division of Dentistry within the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department.

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Events

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Publications

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  • The OMFS Newsletter Summer 2015

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Our Summer 2015 Newsletter of the latest events, milestones, and achievements of the residents, fellows and faculty of the Department of OMS.

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Videos

  • Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Since 1811, people have counted on Mass General for answers, innovations and medical leadership. As our third century dawns, we remain ready to serve.

  • Dr. Walter C. Guralnick “Thank you” for AAOMS Dedication

    Dr. Walter C. Guralnick "Thank you" for AAOMS Dedication

    The 2014 annual AAOMS meeting was dedicated to our own Dr. Walter C. Guralnick. The dedication tribute, the most important award given by AAOMS, was presented at the opening ceremony. Dr. Guralnick was unable to attend but here is the link to the video of his acceptance.

  • Josh Kwolek

    Tooth Extraction After Care

    Josh Kwolek, researcher in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, talks about tooth extraction after care.

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