Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialty Practice

The Pitt Dental Medicine Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Specialty Practice accepts professional referrals from general and specialist dentists. 

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Professional Referrals

Treatment for oral and maxillofacial surgery at Pitt Dental Medicine is only by referral.

The referring provider (dentist, orthodontist, PCP, specialist doctor) should write a letter of referral to the appropriate patient coordinate from the list below. Letters may be faxed to 412-648-6835, or may be mailed to: 

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
203 Lothrop Street
Suite 214
Pittsburgh, PA  15213

Please include the nature of the patient’s problem and their contact information, along with a radiograph (X-ray) of affected area. Upon receipt of this information, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialty Practice will contact the patient and arrange an appointment. We will not be able to schedule a patient appointment without a letter of referral.

Dr. Edward Adlesic
Cindy Welsh
412-648-6767
welshcx@upmc.edu

Dr. Bernard Costello
Paris Kells
412-692-2229
paris.kells@upmc.edu

Dr. William Chung
Paris Kells
412-692-2229
paris.kells@upmc.edu

Dr. Larry Cunningham
Lori Landefeld
412-648-6807
landefeldla@upmc.edu

Dr. Mark Sosovicka
Jo Ficorilli
412-648-8604
jaf113@pitt.edu

Services Provided by the OMS Specialty Clinic

The OMS Specialty Practice provides the full spectrum of surgical care, including bone grafting, dental implants, extractions (simple, surgical, wisdom teeth),facial trauma, jaw surgery (orthognathic), and TMJ, among other treatments. We also work cooperatively with the other Pitt Dental Medicine Specialty Clinics and can internally refer you to ensure you receive all of the care your dentist recommends.

What to Bring to Your First Appointment

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment to complete your medical history. Upon arrival, please check in with our Front Desk Coordinator.
  • Have available your medical and dental insurance cards.  If you do not have a dental insurance card, please have a copy of this information.  NOTE: Any co-pay noted on the medical card to see a specialist is due at the time of the appointment. 
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  • Patients younger than 18 years of age will need the signature of a parent or guardian on required forms.

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