Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialization requires up to six additional years of hospital based surgical and general anesthesia training.
Dr. Schelkun completed his four years of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at the University of Missouri Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He then completed medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. This was followed by another year of residency training at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. This year included additional training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, otorhynolaryngology, craniofacial surgery and trauma surgery.
Dr. Kienle completed his six years of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania. This six year program included an accelerated MD (Medical School and degree) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, a two year certificate of General Surgery training (including rotations on plastic surgery and pediatric plastic surgery) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and an advanced specialty certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Steinkeler completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. As part of his residency, he attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he received his MD degree. Dr. Steinkeler received a two-year general surgery certificate at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, completing rotations at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also completed extensive rotations in adult and pediatric anesthesia.
Dr. Schelkun, Dr. Kienle and Dr. Steinkeler are Board Certified by the National Board of Anesthesiology. Drs. Schelkun, Kienle and Steinkeler are board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Steinkeler is board eligible, and is currently in the process of obtaining his certification.
As Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Drs. Schelkun, Kienle and Steinkeler manage a wide variety of problems relating to the jaws and facial region. Drs. Schelkun, Kienle and Steinkeler practice the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery with expertise in wisdom tooth removal, dental implant surgery, extractions, general anesthesia, sedation, corrective/reconstructive jaw surgery, facial pain, facial injuries, head and neck pathology and TMJ disorders.
The surgical staff at our facilities are registered nurses and licensed practical nurses and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of intravenous anesthesia and surgery. The entire staff is BCLS (CPR) (Basic Cardiac Life Support) certified. The surgeons and registered nurses are ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certified.
Our State of the art surgery centers in Warminster, Newtown and Fort Washington are fully accredited by Joint Commission (formally JCAHO). We are proud to have the only Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Centers in the Delaware Valley that have this distinction. The Joint Commission is the same organization that accredits hospitals, medical centers and other health care facilities.
P. Michael Schelkun MD, DDS, Mark P Kienle MD, DMD, MBA, Andrew R. Steinkeler MD, DMD, and Lewis J. Schwartz, DMD (emeritus)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons