Salvatore Ruggiero, DMD, MD, FACS



Dr. Ruggiero received his DMD degree from Harvard Dental School and his MD degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He received his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery board certification in 1994 and confirmed as a fellow in the American College of Surgeons in 2010.

After completion of his surgical training Dr. Ruggiero joined the full time faculty of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and the University Hospital at Stony Brook. During his 14-year tenure at LIJ he served as Program director, Chief of Oral Surgery and Associate Chairman of the Department of Dental Medicine. Dr. Ruggiero is now in private practice as a member of the New York Center for Orthognathic and Maxillofacial Surgery and Clinical Professor in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and Hofstra North Shore / LIJ School of Medicine.

Dr. Ruggiero practices the full scope of pediatric and adult Oral and Maxillofacial surgery that includes dental implant reconstruction, jaw reconstruction and the treatment of patients with facial cleft deformities. Dr. Ruggiero has a special interest and expertise in the management and surgical treatment of traumatic trigeminal nerve injuries and osteonecrosis of the jaw.