Stephen Sachs, DDS, FACS
Each year AAOMS honors members’ contributions in research, education and other areas at its Annual Meeting.
Dr. Sachs was presented the AAOMS Presidential Achievement Award at AAOMS’ virtual annual meeting in October 2020.
Born and bred in New York, Dr. Sachs attended Penn State University and Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery from which he graduated in 1970. He developed a love of oral surgery while a dental student working at Queens Hospital Center as an NIH student fellow. After dental school, Dr. Sachs served a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and at Queens Hospital Center affiliation. He trained as a resident under Dr. Martin Stern, a former military surgeon and under the stewardship of Dr. Leon Eisenbud, an eminent Oral Pathologist and Hospital Administrator. After his residency, Dr. Eisenbud asked Dr. Sachs to join the staff at LIJMC where he became an active staff oral maxillofacial surgeon. He later went on to become the Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Co-Program Director. In 1988, Dr. Sachs left Long Island Jewish as a full-time employee and founded the New York Center for Orthognathic and Maxillofacial Surgery, a private practice which specialized in tertiary oral and maxillofacial surgery. Special interests included orthognathic surgery, cleft palate surgery and reconstruction of cancer ablated patients. Dr. Sachs undertook his implant training in 1983 at the Mayo Clinic with Dr. Branemark. Dr. Sachs practices Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery focusing on reconstruction of atrophic jaws, cleft patients with palate related jaw deformities and orthognathic surgery. He is Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Clinical Professor of Dental Medicine at North Shore Long Island Jewish, Hofstra School of Medicine and has a faculty appointment at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Sachs enjoys offshore fishing when he is off on his boat the Open Bight. His wife, Karen and he enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.