Oral Oncology & Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Cancer & Oncology - Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Cancer & Oncology - Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Cancer & Oncology - Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY

A number of different types of cancer can arise in the mouth, requiring specialty prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management. Within the Center for Oncology Care at ECMC, our dental team treats patients facing these conditions, and also treats the uncomfortable or painful symptoms that can accompany cancer care.

We also offer specialty maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation and reconstruction to patients with defects or disabilities from a disease or trauma.

As a teaching hospital, ECMC’s also offers a dental general practice residency, led by the experienced clinicians of the Division of Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics. (Learn more »)

For information on ECMC’s General Dentistry Clinic, please learn more here. (Learn more »)

CONDITIONS & DISEASES    |    Oral Oncology & Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Some of the oral conditions and diseases, as well as dental symptoms, treated here include:

  • Osteoradionecrosis (ORN)
  • Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ)
  • Oral cancer
  • Disabilities or deformities related to disease, trauma, or birth defect
  • Head and neck cancer (Learn more »)
  • Dental symptoms for patients undergoing cancer care, including:
    • Dry mouth
    • Difficulty opening the jaws
    • Dental cavities
    • Complicated healing
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TREATMENTS & PROCEDURES    |    Oral Oncology & Maxillofacial Prosthetics

The expert doctors and dental oncologists at the Center help treat oral and dental problems specific to cancer patients, and also work to address disabilities that develop due to disease, trauma or birth defect. The clinic has its own in-house laboratory, one of only a few in the country, where custom dentures, partials, crowns, and facial prosthetics are made. Specific treatments and procedures include:

 

  • Oral cancer screening
  • Oral cancer surveillance
  • Oral cancer education
  • Dental clearance for cancer therapy, organ transplantation
    and cardiac surgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery
  • Care for side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Maxillofacial prosthetics
  • Biopsies for abnormalities in the mouth
  • Dental implants
  • Implant retained dentures
  • Speech pathology and swallowing therapy (Learn more »)
  • Ear, nose, and orbital prosthetics
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Conditions & Diseases

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CONDITIONS & DISEASES    |    Oral Oncology & Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Some of the oral conditions and diseases, as well as dental symptoms, treated here include:

  • Osteoradionecrosis (ORN)
  • Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ)
  • Oral cancer
  • Disabilities or deformities related to disease, trauma, or birth defect
  • Head and neck cancer (Learn more »)
  • Dental symptoms for patients undergoing cancer care, including:
    • Dry mouth
    • Difficulty opening the jaws
    • Dental cavities
    • Complicated healing

Treatments & Procedures

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TREATMENTS & PROCEDURES    |    Oral Oncology & Maxillofacial Prosthetics

The expert doctors and dental oncologists at the Center help treat oral and dental problems specific to cancer patients, and also work to address disabilities that develop due to disease, trauma or birth defect. The clinic has its own in-house laboratory, one of only a few in the country, where custom dentures, partials, crowns, and facial prosthetics are made. Specific treatments and procedures include:

 

  • Oral cancer screening
  • Oral cancer surveillance
  • Oral cancer education
  • Dental clearance for cancer therapy, organ transplantation
    and cardiac surgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery
  • Care for side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Maxillofacial prosthetics
  • Biopsies for abnormalities in the mouth
  • Dental implants
  • Implant retained dentures
  • Speech pathology and swallowing therapy (Learn more »)
  • Ear, nose, and orbital prosthetics

Our Doctors

Meet our dedicated team of doctors, dental oncologists and other specialists who bring the best of their comprehensive medical expertise to bear for our cancer patients.


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William Belles, MD
Cancer and Oncology, Chiefs of Service, Doctors, Head and Neck Oncology, Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Otolaryngology (ENT) Clinic, Outpatient Specialty Clinics, Physician Leadership, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Otolaryngologist (ENT)
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Thom Loree, MD, FACS
Breast Oncology, Cancer and Oncology, Chiefs of Service, Doctors, Head and Neck Oncology, Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Physician Leadership, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery
Chief of Department, Head and Neck Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Maureen Sullivan, DDS
Chiefs of Service, Dental Clinic, Doctors, Homepage, Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Outpatient Specialty Clinics, Physician Leadership
Chief of Department of Dentistry / Division of Oral Oncology & Maxillofacial Prosthetics
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Mark Burke, MD
Breast Oncology, Cancer and Oncology, Doctors, Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery
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Kathryn Korff, DDS
Cancer and Oncology, Doctors, Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Director of Continuing Dental Education
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Rachael Rossitto, DDS
Cancer and Oncology, Dental Clinic, Doctors, Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Outpatient Specialty Clinics
Director, Accredited General Practice Dental Residency Program
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