Meet Dr. Joseph A. Perrone

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY RESIDENCY – Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

  •             Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) (current certification)
  •             Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (current certification)
  •             Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (current certification)
  •             Basic Life Support CPR certification (BLS) (current certification)

2010-2014   UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – M.D.       

2006-2010   UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE – D.M.D.

2002-2006   MUHLENBERG COLLEGE – B.S.

EXPERIENCE 

2016-present Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery –

  •  Milford & Derby Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

2016  Straumann National Resident Symposium, Atlanta, GA

  •     Participated in group discussions for the advancement of the field of dentistry and                     implantology, attended practice management and small business courses              

2015  Advances in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Course, Burr Ridge, IL

  •    Attended lectures with some of the field’s leading surgeons, performed various complex            craniomaxillofacial surgeries on fresh human cadavers

2015 AAOMS National Convention, Washington D.C.

  •    Attended various seminars and lectures on anesthesia, implantology, dentoalveolar surgery,        orbital trauma, and maxillofacial trauma including one by Hugo Obwegeser

2009 Publication for the CSDA Communicator

  •    Wrote a research article on the basic pathophysiology and dental management strategies            for treating a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

LEADERSHIP

2015-2016       Chief Resident – UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA               

  • Responsibilities included administrative duties, overseeing, teaching, and disciplining residents, coordinating patient care with attendings, operating, and overseeing patient management for the entire service

2009              Coordinator – Tobati, Paraguay Externship

  •     Served as coordinator of supplies and instruments; ensured that all necessary equipment was     sorted, sterilized, packaged, and transported to the appropriate location.
  •     Provided oral health and preventive dental services to underserved indigenous families and       children.

2009                Student Facilitator, 1st Year Problem-Based Learning Course, UCONN SDM

  • One of five students selected to participate in a Yr 04 academic elective designed introduce 1st year dental students to medical topics and problem based learning.
  • Students were chosen on the basis of their potential to become educators, their academic ability, clinical performance, maturity, and interpersonal skills.

2009                Suturing Workshop for OMFS Interest Group

  • Provided mini lecture on basic suturing technique and theory to novice dental students, followed by hands-on instruction.  Taught basic instrument tie and variations on suturing technique.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association

SERVICE ACTIVITIES 

  • 2009                Connecticut Mission of Mercy – New Haven, CT
  • 2009-2010       South Park Inn Homeless Shelter Dental Clinic – Hartford, CT
  • 2008                School Dental Education Day – New Britain, CT
  • 2007-2010       Tutor, UConn Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine
  • 2007-2009       Orientation Committee, UConn School of Dental Medicine
  • 2007-2010       Tour Guide, UConn School of Dental Medicine, Storrs, CT
  • 2007                Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy Summer Course – student instructor