Success Stories

The University of Maryland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates offers specialized services including facial and jaw reconstruction following tumor treatment, jaw alignment with orthognathic surgery, and correction of birth defects of the face and skull, including cleft lip and palate.

Meet some of our patients and read about their life-changing experiences.

Mother Calls Doctor Who Repaired Her Son's Cleft Palate "The Best There Is"

Photo of Lukas Traynor with Doctor John CaccameseLukas Traynor underwent surgery to repair a bilateral cleft lip and palate. He was only 3 months old when he had his first surgery. His mother, Peechee Neric, was receiving prenatal care at the University of Maryland Women's Center's Advanced Fetal Care Unit, where Lukas's condition was first discovered. 

They referred her to Dr. John F. Caccamese, Jr., D.M.D., M.D., an oral-maxillofacial surgeon with the University of Maryland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates.

Read Lukas's story here.



Oral Cancer Patient Says She Received "Fantastic Care" at UMMC

Photo of Marsha ReichmanMarsha Reichman underwent a partial glossectomy for tongue cancer. She is doing well and says “I am very grateful that I was recommended to Dr. Robert Ord [Chair and Professor, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery] and feel that is why I am still here. I think Dr. Ord is a phenomenal surgeon, and the best physician for treatment of oral cancers.”

Read Marsha's story here.