Richard D’Innocenzo

Richard D’Innocenzo

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Pre-doctoral Education, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Vice Chairman, Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Boston Medical Center

  • Office

    100 East Newton Street
    Boston, MA 02118 USA

  • Emailrdinno@bu.edu
  • Phone617-638-4809

Dr. D’Innocenzo received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and his MD from the Medical College of  Pennsylvania. He completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery training in 1994 at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. D’Innocenzo joined the faculty of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine/Boston Medical Center in 2006. He brings extensive expertise from his tenure in private practice and from his past teaching experience. He is presently director of pre-doctoral education at GSDM. His areas of primary interests include pre-doctoral education, ambulatory general anesthesia, treatment of maxillofacial pathology, and dental implantology. Dr. D’Innocenzo has published extensively and is involved in various associations at the national level. He has held the position of president of the Massachusetts Society of Dental Anesthesiology. He routinely presents scientific abstracts and presentations at national meetings. He is also a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgey, Diplomate of NBDA, Fellow American College of Dentist.

Scientific Publications/Abstracts/Posters

  • Lucca M, D’Innocenzo R, Kraus JA, Gagari E, Shastri K. Ameloblastic Carcinoma of the Maxilla: A Report of 2 Cases. JOMS October 2010
  • Naghibi S, Velazquez M , Eriks T, Cottrell D, D’Innocenzo R: A Retrospective Analysis on Implant Outcomes in Patients Taking Oral Bisphosphonates Poster Presentation, Annual scientific conference of the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. April 2010, an Antonio, TX
  • Mogre A, Mehra P, D’Innocenzo R, Miner J: Use of 3-D Stereolithographic Models in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Abstract Presentation , 30th Annual scientific conference of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Tampa, FLA. May 2009
  • Mogre A, Mehra P, D’Innocenzo R, Velazquez M: Osteomyelitis of the Mandible: Analysis of Treatment Outcomes . Oral presentation, 30th Annual scientific conference of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Tampa, FL. May 2009
  • Dinnocenzo R: Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Case Presenter. American Dental Society of Anesthesiology , 54th Annual Scientific Program, May 2008
  • Youssef W, Mehra P, D’Innocenzo R: Evaluation of five clinical parameters for as predictors of length of hospitalization in severe head and neck infections of odontogenic origin: Poster presentation, 29th Annual scientific conference of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Kansas City, KS. April 2008
  • Youssef W, Dinnocenzo R, Mehra P: Antibiotic therapy in the management of severe fascial space odontogenic infections: a comparison of two treatment regimens. Abstract presentation at the 29th Annual scientific conference of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Kansas City, KS. April 2008
  • Youssef W., Mehra P. D’Innocenzo R. Consideration in the Management of Severe Head and Neck Infections of Odontogenic Origin. Poster presentation, BU Goldman School of Dental Medicine Science Day 2008
  • Naimmi A., D’Innocenzo R. A retrospective analysis of response to treatment in six patients with bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaws, BRON. Poster presentation, ACOMS Annual Meeting, May 2007
  • D’Innocenzo R., Mehra P. Anesthetic Considerations in Patients with Mitochondrial Disease. Poster presentation, ADSA Annual Meeting, April 2007
  • Naimmi A., D’Innocenzo R. Clinico-Pathologic Correlation. Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society Winter 2007
  • Bauter N.,D’Innocenzo R., Kahn, M. Clinico-Pathologic Correlation. Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society Summer 2006
  • D’Innocenzo R., Oreadi D., Papageorge M: Ameloblastoma Revisited. Poster presentation, ACOMS Annual Meeting, 2006
  • Oreadi D., D’Innocenzo R., Acute Renal Failure in the Oral & Maxillofacial Patient. Poster presentation, ACOMS Annual Meeting, 2006
  • D’Innocenzo R: Bisphosphonate Associated Osteonecrosis of the Jaws Combined Tufts, BU, MGH Grand Rounds January 2006
  • Demetriades, N., D’Innocenzo R., Kahn., M., Clinico-Pathologic Correlation. Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society Fall 2005.
  • Lam D, Liu D, D’Innocenzo R, Woo TS, Papageorge M. Comparison of Tensions in Two Mucoperiosteal Flaps for Alveolar Bone Grafting. Bates-Andrews Day 2004, Boston, MA, 3rd Place Predoctoral Table Clinic Award
  • Lam D, Woo TS, Liu D, D’Innocenzo R, Papageorge M. Comparison of Two Methods of Sinus Dissection. Bates-Andrews Day 2004, Boston, MA, 3rd Place Predoctoral Table Clinic Award
  • Gerard, N., D’Innocenzo, R., Modified Techniques to Adapting a Mandibular Angle Superior Border Plate JOMS 53:220, 1995.
  • D’Innocenzo, R., Foote, J., Correlation of Osseous Distraction of Mandible with Sensory Changes via DENTASCAN. Poster presentation, AAOMS Annual Meeting, 1994.
  • D’Innocenzo, R., DeSalvo, G., Foote, J., Examination of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Injuries Poster, AAOMS Annual Meeting, 1993.

Invited Lectures and Scientific Presentations

D’Innocenzo R:  The Role of the Dental Auxiliary in Conscious Sedation.  The Elizabeth Ann Baer Scholarship Foundation Oct 2012

D’Innocenzo R:  Oral Surgery for the General Dentist:  Surgical Complications, Treating Anxious Patient, and Medical Updates.  CE Cruise at Sea to Alaska August 2012

• Bisphosphonate related Osteonecrosis: Contemporary Concepts in Oral Pathology and Surgery. 1st Annual Symposium. September 2011 Lexington, MA
• Dinnocenzo R: “New Perspectives in Oral Surgery for the General Dentist”. Yankee Dental Conference Boston, MA. 2010
• Dinnocenzo R: “What to do when it really, really, hurts” … ask the experts! Yankee Dental Congress. Panel Presentation, January 2009
• D’Innocenzo R: Update on Third Molar Evaluation and Treatment, Mt Ida College Dental Hygienists, 2008
• D’Innocenzo R: Bisphosphonate Use: Concerns for the Dental Practitioner North Shore Dental Society March 2008
• D’Innocenzo R: Bisphosphonate- Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws: A review of the history, etiology and recent updates regarding prevention and treatment. Cape Code Dental Society Meeting April, 2007
• D’Innocenzo R: Medication Interactions in Dentistry, Cape Cod Dental Society, 2005
• D’Innoceno R: Surgical Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Conference, NEMC 2005
• D’Innocenzo R: Dental & Medical Emergencies, Tufts Univ. Continuing Education, 2004
• D’Innocenzo R: Complication Associated with Extraction of Maxillary Teeth: Prevention and Treatment, Tacoma Study Club, 2001
• D’Innocenzo R: Maxillofacial Infections, York Hospital-General Practice Residents, 1999
• D’Innocenzo R: Sports Related Maxillofacial Injuries, Ithaca College 1998
• D’Innocenzo R: Oral and Maxillofacial Emergencies, Cornell University-Student Health, 1997
• D’Innocenzo R: Interior Alveolar Nerve Injury and Repair, Steuben County Dental Society, 1995
• D’Innocenzo R: Sports Related Traumatic Injuries to Teeth, Chemung County Dental Society, 1995

Professional honors and offices held

  • Past President, Massachusetts Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Delegate, Massachusetts, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Delta Sigma Delta
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society
  • Member, Chalmers J. Lyons Academy of Oral Surgery
  • William F. Harrigan Society
  • Steuben County Dental Society
  • Secretary/Treasurer 95-96
  • Vice President 96-97
  • President 97-99
Departments
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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