Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic

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Postle Hall, 2nd Floor
Park in 12th Ave. Garage


Surgery of the face and jaw.
Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident clinic has surgery residents in specialty training who perform dental extractions (including impacted wisdom teeth), dental implants, pre-prosthetic dentoalveolar surgery (alveoloplasty), and biopsies. Under the supervision of oral and maxillofacial surgery faculty members, our residents can provide advanced anesthesia techniques including IV sedation and general anesthesia.

Cancellation Policy

Appointments cancelled with less than 48 business hours' notice are considered broken appointments.

For consultations, a patient may be dismissed from care after two broken appointments. For surgery appointments, a patient may be dismissed from care after one broken appointment. Should you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please contact us as early as possible.

A Note on Consultations and Referrals

We accept new patients on a case-by-case basis based on the availability of resources. At times, our resident clinic may not be accepting new patients from referral sources outside the College of Dentistry. The resident clinic always accepts patients for surgical services who are current patients of the College of Dentistry (have had a comprehensive or periodic examination within 24 months by a resident or dental student). The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic reserves the right to dictate resident-level or faculty-level care based on these resources and the surgical complexity of the case.

As specialists, we require a referral for all services. We also require a consultation prior to surgery. In all cases, your first appointment with us will not be for surgical services. This enables our practitioners to meet you, perform an examination, discuss treatment and anesthetic options with you, and present you with a comprehensive treatment plan including an estimate of your financial liability.

Changes in Information

Our financial policies are designed to be an extension of our commitment to provide the best quality care possible for you. Please advise us of any changes that may affect your billing status. Examples include: change in address, telephone number, employer, insurance coverage, etc. This will enable us to provide you with the best possible service. We thank you for your cooperation.

Services Provided

Dental Extractions

Teeth may require extraction for a variety of reasons ranging from alleviation of pain from tooth decay, and abscess or periodontal disease to non-salvageable teeth that need extraction in preparation for placement of implants, dentures or a bridge. Whatever the reason, our doctors are very well trained in such procedures, with an advanced knowledge to manage any associated medical conditions you may have and/or anxiety associated with the procedure.

Wisdom teeth and other impacted teeth

Wisdom teeth (third molars) can be the most troublesome teeth in the mouth. These molars usually erupt in the late teens or early 20s. However, many times the jaws are simply not large enough to accommodate the wisdom teeth. This can cause problems such as damage to neighboring teeth, difficulty with hygiene, infection, and pain. The removal of wisdom teeth can eliminate these problems. The surgery in our practice can be done on an outpatient basis in most cases, and normal activities can usually be resumed within a few days of surgery, depending on the severity of the procedure and the age of the patient.

Our surgeons are also experienced in the extraction of other impacted teeth, as well as surgery that allows impacted teeth to successfully erupt into the mouth.

Dental implants

With years of research and clinical use, dental implants are now a proven, long-lasting, esthetically pleasing alternative to replace missing teeth or even an alternative to conventional dentures or crowns and bridges.

Dental implants are usually placed in the dental office while the patient is under local anesthesia. The implant consists of a small titanium cylinder or screw, which is surgically implanted and serves as a "root" for the crown that will replace the tooth.

Evaluation for dental implants is carried out in a multidisciplinary environment, which includes prosthodontic involvement. Our surgeons are experienced in the successful placement of dental implants, and in other ancillary procedures such as bone grafting in preparation for dental implants. State of the art Cone Beam CT scanning and computer analysis is available in certain cases to evaluate implant placement.

Pathology of the mouth and jaws

The problem of facial and oral lesions is indeed a serious one. The signs and symptoms of these conditions are numerous and occasionally subtle. During routine examination, we always check for oral and facial lesions and cancers, even if symptoms are not noticed or present.

The treatment for facial and oral lesions usually consists initially of a biopsy to determine the nature of the lesion. If indicated, surgery to remove benign lesions is usually done at a later time. Our ultimate goal is always the restoration of function (chewing, eating and speech) and the cosmetic correction of any defects resulting from removal of the tumor. Toward that goal, a final phase of the treatment may involve soft tissue and/or bony reconstruction of the defects and placement of dental implants, if necessary. State of the art laser surgery is available for some cases.


Different kinds of surgical procedures require different types and delivery of anesthetic techniques. Our surgeons will explain these to you and help you chose the most appropriate anesthesia for your surgical needs. We also have a close partnership with the OSU Dental Anesthesiology program.

Methods of Payment

Please see the Methods of Payment page for more information. 

Get Directions

2nd Floor, Postle Hall
(Park in 12th Ave. Garage)
305 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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Referring Doctors

We have changed our referral process. Our process is now an online submission for your referral to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Once the referral is submitted, email imaging to OMFSrecords@osu.edu. Imaging must include the patient’s full name, date of birth, and date of imaging. Please discontinue using our previous referral form. We will not accept faxed referrals. The referring physician will be notified directly (preferred email address) for any referral we cannot accept. Our office staff will contact your patient if the referral is accepted.  

Please note, as of May 1, 2024, we will only accept referrals from our website online submission. All other referrals will not be reviewed.

Our Providers

Michael Baily
Michael Baily, DMD
Fourth-Year Resident

Hometown: Ann Arbor MI
Dental School: Oregon Health and Science University

Katelyn Conley
Katelyn Conley, DMD
Fourth-Year Resident

Hometown: Ashville, KY
Dental School: University of Louisville

Mori Naftulin
Mori Naftulin, DDS
Third-Year Resident

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Dental School: University of the Pacific

Kevin Schwartzman, DMD
Kevin Schwartzman, DMD
Third-Year Resident

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Dental School: Medical University of South Carolina

Veeshesh Patel
Veeshesh Patel, DDS
Second-Year Resident

Hometown: Farmington, MO
Dental School: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Douglas Porr
Douglas Porr, DMD
Second-Year Resident

Hometown: Orrville, OH
Dental School: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Ralph Pierre
Ralph Pierre, DDS
First-Year Resident

Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Dental School: Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Ivon Sariol Gell
Ivon Sariol Gell, DMD
First-Year Resident

Hometown: Miami, FL
Dental School: Nova Southeastern University

Alex Daneshgar
Alex Daneshgar, DDS

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Dental School: University of Southern California

Nicholas Wolsefer
Nicholas Wolsefer, DMD

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Dental School: Case Western Reserve University

Looking for a faculty provider?

To make an appointment with a faculty provider, visit the Ohio State Dental Faculty Practice.

Frequently Asked Questions