Hussam Batal

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Hussam Batal
  • Title Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Office 100 East Newton Street
    Boston, MA 02118 USA
  • Phone 617-638-4350

Dr. Batal is an Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He graduated with a dental degree from Damascus University, Syria, and then completed his DMD training through the Advanced Standing program at GSDM. He is a 2003 graduate of the Boston University oral and maxillofacial surgery training program . Dr. Batal joined the full-time faculty in 2003 when he was appointed Clinical Director of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery outpatient clinic at BMC. He has also held the position of Director of the one-year Pre-Residency Internship program from 2004–2011 and currently holds administrative appointments as Director of Clinical Services and Quality Assurance. Dr. Batal’s interests include surgical management of facial trauma, hard and soft-tissue implant surgery, and treatment of odontogenic cysts and tumors. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Batal is extensively published in dental literature and is involved in clinical research extensively in the field of implant surgery. He continues to give numerous continuing education courses in the filed of advanced implantology.

Journal Publications

Batal, H., Yavari, A, Mehra, P; Soft Tissue Surgery for Implants. Dental Clinics of North America 2015; 59:2, 471-491.

Batal H: Summary of Current Consensus on the Effect of Smoking on Implant Therapy. Mass dental society journal 2011 page 20-22.

Ashrafi J, Batal H, Cottrell DA; membranes- are they necessary. JICARD 2010.

Batal, H, Chou L, Cottrell, DA: Sarcoidosis: Medical and Dental Implications. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Path Oral Radiol Endod 1999; 88:386-90.

Book Chapters

Batal, H: Soft Tissue Surgery for Dental Implants. Manual of Minor Oral Surgery for the General Dentist, 2nd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell. 2015.

Batal, H: Assessment of the Cardiac patient for non-cardiac surgery. Knowledge Update for the Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, AAOMS. 2008.

Batal, H. Jacob, G: Surgical extractions. Manual of Oral Surgery for the General Dentist. Blackwell publishing. 2007.

Batal H: Management of the Heart failure patient. Knowledge Update for the Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, AAOMS. 2008.

Batal, H., Cottrell, D.A. Alveolar distraction osteogenesis for implant site development. Oral and Maxillofacial Surger clinics of North America. 2004,16:1, 91-109.


Immediate vs. Delayed Implants in the Esthetic Zone. 2014. Massachusetts Dental Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

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