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Paul Tiwana, DDS, MD, FACS

Facial Trauma, Corrective Jaw Surgery, Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial, Craniomaxillofacial, and Maxillofacial Cosmetic Surgery

For Craniomaxillofacial Surgeon, Paul S. Tiwana, DDS, MD, MS, FACS, success is in the most exacting details. The work he does and instructs others in doing requires precision and expert execution. As a fellowship-trained surgical specialist in pediatric and adult facial skeletal reconstruction, Dr. Tiwana’s practice is focused on the correction of facial trauma surgery, congenital, developmental, and acquired surgical problems of the mouth, jaws, face, and skull from infancy through adulthood. This includes the management of patients requiring orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery, pediatric cleft and craniofacial surgery, craniomaxillofacial trauma, and maxillofacial cosmetic surgery.

Educated in both dentistry (Northwestern University) and medicine (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Dr. Tiwana completed his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina Hospitals.  While at UNC he also earned a research master of science degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and subsequently completed fellowship training in Pediatric Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery in Washington, DC.

Dr. Tiwana is the Reichmann-Staples Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the College of Dentistry at The University of Oklahoma where he is also dually appointed as a Professor of Surgery in the College of Medicine. He is frequently called upon to share his knowledge and expertise with professional audiences both nationally and internationally.  In addition, as a widely published author he has contributed numerous journal articles/book chapters to the professional literature and is an editor of the internationally acclaimed textbook – Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  He is also Editor-in-Chief of Selected Readings in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Tiwana has also received multiple national awards from related professional organizations and is a fellow of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a founding fellow of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (AACMFS), and is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). 

Dr. Tiwana wrote Atlas of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery alongside Dr. Deepak Kademani. This practical guide offers detailed, step-by-step instructions and over 2,000 full-color illustrations that demonstrate how to plan for and perform oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures safely and efficiently. 

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