Introduction

Background regarding Victor Terranova, DMD, MS, PhD.

Victor Terranova, DDM, MS, PhD is the board certified oral surgeon and periodontist at Astoria Implants and Periodontics. He has a long and distinguished career in the field of dentistry. His expertise spans four decades in dentistry, having owned his own practice, previously holding a staff position at the National Institutes of Health and Columbia University, and is President of Cytotaxis, Inc. and Chief Scientific Officer for Contran Medical Technologies.Dr. Terranova performs all the oral surgery, implants, extractions. and maxillo-facial surgeries needed at the practice.


Dr. Victor P. Terranova received his DMD from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He holds both a Master’s and a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York. At the Eastman Dental Center – University of Rochester, Dr. Terranova earned his Certificate of Specialization in Periodontology under the tutelage of Dr. Helmut A. Zander.Dr. Terranova has held academic positions at The Revlon Biotechnology Research Center, State University of New York at Buffalo, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons, Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, Loyola University Stitch School of Medicine and Collaborative Clinical Research.In 1995, he was the recipient of a grant from the Veterans’ Administration, titled “Biological Interactions on Native and Modified Implant Surfaces.” Since that time, he has devoted his research career to the cell biology of Implantology.

He has been the recipient of many scientific honors and has lectured internationally for more than 25 years.
He holds a dual degree having trained in all major maxillofacial surgical procedures. He has plastic surgery training and oral pathology training.In his spare time, Dr. Terranova enjoys skiing competitively, racing Ferraris, and participating in competitive tennis.


Oral Surgery and Periodontics - Additional Training 

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school and medical school. As a New York oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Victor Terranova treats a wide variety of issues relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Dr.Terranova practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.  Schedule a consultation to learn more about your possible treatment needs.  We are happy to take your calls Monday through Friday.  Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.