Dr. Hussam Batal trained as a dentist (DMD) and is a board-certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and the Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Operations at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Batal completed his training at Boston University and joined the faculty in 2003 when he was appointed Director of the Outpatient Clinic at BMC. He has vast training and experience in all facets of dentistry including wisdom teeth removal, hard and soft-tissue dental implants, the treatment of cysts and tumors, and anesthesia. 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 and is involved in clinical research extensively in the field of implant surgery.