Dilshan Gunawardena MD, DMD, FACS

Meet Dr. Gunawardena

Dr. Dilshan Gunawardena, also known as “Dr. G,” was raised in Studio City California. He obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He then decided to further his studies at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree (DMD). While at Tufts, Dr. G was elected class treasurer and maintained that position throughout his four years at Tufts dental school. Dr. G was also awarded the Dean’s List honor for his high performance on the National Dental Board Exams. His most memorable and rewarding experience in dental school was going on a Haiti Humanitarian Mission Trip, where he provided dental care to the underserved regions of Port-au-Prince.

Dr. G went on to complete his medical school education at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and earned his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) degree. He then completed his General Surgery Internship at the same institution. Dr. G went on to complete a six-year residency and training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In his final year at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center he was chosen as Chief Resident. Following his residency, he joined a private practice in Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania and achieved his board certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Shortly after, Dr. G was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons (FACS). This designation is only afforded to a surgeon after a rigorous evaluation of an individual’s training, qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct. There are only a handful of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in this country that have received this distinction.

Dr. Gunawardena practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with a focus on dental implants, complex bone grafting, corrective jaw surgery, wisdom teeth, maxillofacial trauma, facial reconstruction, pathology, and temporomandibular joint surgery.

Additionally, Dr. Gunawardena has hospital privileges at Abington Medical Center, where he takes trauma call, teaches in the resident clinic, and strives to provide quality care to the members of this community. As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. G stays current with the latest technologies and procedures to provide cutting edge care to his patients. Furthermore, he continues to publish articles in reputable journals, participates in continuing education, and educates residents in training.

When he is not performing surgeries he enjoys working out, cardistry, and long walks with his wife and two energetic children.

Office Hours

Monday through Tuesday:   7:45am - 6:00pm
Wednesday:   7:45am - 5:00pm
Thursday:   7:45am - 6:00pm
Friday:   6:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday:   8:00am - 12:00pm


To make an appointment with Dr. Gunawardena, please use our Appointment form or
call our office: Warminster Office Phone Number 215-672-6560.


Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Chief Resident
2013 – 2014

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2008 – 2014

Stony Brook University Hospital, Resident in General Surgery
2012 – 2012

Stony Brook University School of Medicine, M.D.
2009 – 2011

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D.
2004 – 2008

University of California at Los Angeles, B.S.
Major: Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology
Graduated with Honors, Cum Laude
2000 – 2004

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Pennsylvania Medical License

Pennsylvania Dental License

Pennsylvania Anesthesia License

Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Fellow, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Member, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Member, Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Member, American Dental Association

Member, Pennsylvania Dental Association

PRESENTATIONS

Complex odontogenic infections. St. Luke’s graduate program residency rounds. Bethlehem, PA. October 2017, October 2016.

The scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Saint Joseph’s University Pre-dental Society. Philadelphia, PA. November 2017

Retrieval of deep temporal space foreign body (needle). Long Island Jewish Grand Rounds. New Hyde Park, NY. May 2014

Zygomaticomaxillary complex and orbital fractures. Stony Brook Trauma Rounds. Stony Brook, NY. April 2014

Dentofacial Deformity (DFD) Case Presentation. DFD Rounds. Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, NY. January 2014

Morbidity and Mortality Review. LIJ Grand Rounds. New Hyde Park, NY. January 2014

Ameloblastoma case presentation with histopathology review. Oral pathology and maxillofacial surgery Grand Rounds. New Hyde Park, NY. November 2013

Enteral sedation and Nitrous Oxide. LIJ resident rounds. New Hyde Park, NY. August 2013

PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH

Pending Publication: Clinical evaluation of dental implant placement post coil embolization of the inferior alveolar artery

Gunawardena, D., Proothi, M., Ruggiero, S. An atypical zygomaticomaxillary frontotemporal complex fracture: a case report. IJMD 2014

Weiner, A., Stark, P., Gunawardena, D. Patient-perceived anxiety levels associated with use of selective serotonin and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society. 2008

AWARDS AND HONORS

St. Luke’s Trauma Night of Heroes Award, St. Luke’s Hospital 2016

Dr. Doku Award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tufts Dental 2007

Dean’s List for high performance on National Board Exams, Tufts Dental 2007

College Honors Program, University of California at Los Angeles 2004

Provost’s Honors List, University of California at Los Angeles 2003