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Pushkar Mehra, DMD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
DepartmentOral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Address100 E. Newton St
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-4350
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-9661-0289
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Dean for Hospital Affairs
InstitutionBoston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
DepartmentOral & Maxillofacial Surgery

TitleChair of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
InstitutionBoston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
DepartmentOral & Maxillofacial Surgery

TitleChief of Service, Dept. of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Boston Medical Center
InstitutionBoston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
DepartmentOral & Maxillofacial Surgery

TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentSurgery

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Mehra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He graduated valedictorian, both from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, India, and GSDM. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency from the combined training program between Boston University and Tufts University. Following graduation, he did a fellowship in Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Larry Wolford at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. His clinical interests include surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, maxillofacial pathology, nerve repair, and complex functional and esthetic facial reconstruction including Orthognathic, TMJ and Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Mehra has over 60 publications in medical and dental journals and textbooks and is frequently invited to lecture at various national and international meetings. 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. He is a Massachusetts delegate (2009-2012) to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has also held the position of Section Editor of the Cosmetic Surgery section of the OMSSAT/OMSITE examination from 2004-2008. Dr. Mehra currently serves as a member of the Examination Committee of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and also as a consultant to the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

 Publications
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  1. Neely M, Jones JA, Rich S, Gutierrez LS, Mehra P. Effects of cuts in medicaid on dental-related visits and costs at a safety-net hospital. Am J Public Health. 2014 Jun; 104(6):e13-6.
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  2. Mehra P, Reebye U, Nadershah M, Cottrell D. Efficacy of anti-inflammatory drugs in third molar surgery: a randomized clinical trial. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Jul; 42(7):835-42.
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  3. Brugnami F, Caiazzo A, Mehra P. Piezosurgery-assisted, flapless split crest surgery for implant site preparation. J Maxillofac Oral Surg. 2014 Mar; 13(1):67-72.
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  4. Norris O, Mehra P. Chondroma (cartilaginous choristoma) of the tongue: report of a case. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Mar; 70(3):643-6.
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  5. Mehra P, Miner J, D'Innocenzo R, Nadershah M. Use of 3-d stereolithographic models in oral and maxillofacial surgery. J Maxillofac Oral Surg. 2011 Mar; 10(1):6-13.
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  6. Caiazzo A, Brugnami F, Mehra P. Buccal plate augmentation: a new alternative to socket preservation. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Oct; 68(10):2503-6.
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  7. Devenney-Cakir B, Dunfee B, Subramaniam R, Sundararajan D, Mehra P, Spiegel J, Sakai O. Ameloblastic carcinoma of the mandible with metastasis to the skull and lung: advanced imaging appearance including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography computed tomography. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2010 Oct; 39(7):449-53.
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  8. Mehra P, Cottrell DA, D'Innocenzo R. The view from the third rail. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Sep; 68(9):2353.
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  9. Mehra P, Wolford LM, Baran S, Cassano DS. Single-stage comprehensive surgical treatment of the rheumatoid arthritis temporomandibular joint patient. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Sep; 67(9):1859-72.
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  10. Mehra P, Van Heukelom E, Cottrell DA. Rigid internal fixation of infected mandibular fractures. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 May; 67(5):1046-51.
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  11. Mehra P, Jeong D. Maxillary sinusitis of odontogenic origin. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2009 May; 9(3):238-43.
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  12. Cherry B, Mehra P, Noonan V, Baur D. Radiolucent lesion of the posterior mandible. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Apr; 67(4):862-6.
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  13. Mehra P, Murad H. Internal fixation of mandibular angle fractures: a comparison of 2 techniques. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Nov; 66(11):2254-60.
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  14. Jayakumar N, Saraswathy TR, Mehra P. Benign ulceroproliferative lesion in the mandibular gingivae of a 42-year-old Asian female. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Jul; 66(7):1455-60.
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  15. Mehra P, Wolford LM. Serum nutrient deficiencies in the patient with complex temporomandibular joint problems. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2008 Jul; 21(3):243-7.
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  16. Mehra P, Jeong D. Maxillary sinusitis of odontogenic origin. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2008 May; 10(3):205-10.
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  17. Mehra P, Figueroa R. Vector control in alveolar distraction osteogenesis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Apr; 66(4):776-9.
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  18. Mehra P, Koerner KR, Baran S. Surgical removal of impacted third molars. Dent Today. 2007 Mar; 26(3):120, 122-5; quiz 125, 112.
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  19. Mehra P, Singh H. Complex composite odontoma associated with impacted tooth: A case report. N Y State Dent J. 2007 Mar; 73(2):38-40.
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  20. Chuah C, Mehra P. Bilateral lingual anesthesia following surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion: report of a case. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2005 Mar; 63(3):416-8.
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  21. Mehra P, Murad H. Maxillary sinus disease of odontogenic origin. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2004 Apr; 37(2):347-64.
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  22. Wolford LM, Reiche-Fischel O, Mehra P. Changes in temporomandibular joint dysfunction after orthognathic surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003 Jun; 61(6):655-60; discussion 661.
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  23. Mehra P, Castro V, Freitas RZ, Wolford LM. Stability of the Le Fort I osteotomy for maxillary advancement using rigid fixation and porous block hydroxyapatite grafting. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2002 Jul; 94(1):18-23.
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  24. Wolford LM, Karras S, Mehra P. Concomitant temporomandibular joint and orthognathic surgery: a preliminary report. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2002 Apr; 60(4):356-62; discussion 362-3.
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  25. Wolford LM, Mehra P, Franco P. Use of conservative condylectomy for treatment of osteochondroma of the mandibular condyle. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2002 Mar; 60(3):262-8.
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  26. Wolford LM, Mehra P, Reiche-Fischel O, Morales-Ryan CA, García-Morales P. Efficacy of high condylectomy for management of condylar hyperplasia. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2002 Feb; 121(2):136-50; discussion 150-1.
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  27. Wolford LM, Rieche-Fischel O, Mehra P. Soft tissue healing after parasagittal palatal incisions in segmental maxillary surgery: a review of 311 patients. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2002 Jan; 60(1):20-5; discussion 26.
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  28. Mehra P, Wolford LM. The Mitek mini anchor for TMJ disc repositioning: surgical technique and results. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2001 Dec; 30(6):497-503.
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  29. Wolford LM, Pitta MC, Mehra P. Mitek anchors for treatment of chronic mandibular dislocation. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2001 Nov; 92(5):495-8.
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  30. Wolford LM, Mehra P. Modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty: the lateral inversion flap technique. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2001 Oct; 59(10):1242-3.
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  31. Mehra P, Castro V, Freitas RZ, Wolford LM. Complications of the mandibular sagittal split ramus osteotomy associated with the presence or absence of third molars. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2001 Aug; 59(8):854-8; discussion 859.
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  32. Mehra P, Downie M, Pita MC, Wolford LM. Pharyngeal airway space changes after counterclockwise rotation of the maxillomandibular complex. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2001 Aug; 120(2):154-9.
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  33. Pitta MC, Wolford LM, Mehra P, Hopkin J. Use of Gore-Tex tubing as a conduit for inferior alveolar and lingual nerve repair: experience with 6 cases. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2001 May; 59(5):493-6; discussion 497.
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  34. Wolford LM, Mehra P. Simultaneous temporomandibular joint and mandibular reconstruction in an immunocompromised patient with rheumatoid arthritis: a case report with 7-year follow-up. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2001 Mar; 59(3):345-50.
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  35. Wolford LM, Karras SC, Mehra P. Considerations for orthognathic surgery during growth, part 2: maxillary deformities. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2001 Feb; 119(2):102-5.
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  36. Wolford LM, Karras SC, Mehra P. Considerations for orthognathic surgery during growth, part 1: mandibular deformities. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2001 Feb; 119(2):95-101.
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  37. Mehra P, Wolford LM. Use of the Mitek anchor in temporomandibular joint disc-repositioning surgery. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2001 Jan; 14(1):22-6.
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  38. Mehra P, Wolford LM, Hopkin JK, Castro V, Frietas R. Stability of maxillary advancement using rigid fixation and porous-block hydroxyapatite grafting: cleft palate versus non-cleft patients. Int J Adult Orthodon Orthognath Surg. 2001; 16(3):193-9.
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  39. Mehra P, Wolford LM. Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2000 Oct; 13(4):338-42.
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  40. Wolford LM, Mehra P. Custom-made total joint prostheses for temporomandibular joint reconstruction. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2000 Apr; 13(2):135-8.
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  41. Mehra P, Cottrell DA, Bestgen SC, Booth DF. Management of heparin therapy in the high-risk, chronically anticoagulated, oral surgery patient: a review and a proposed nomogram. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2000 Feb; 58(2):198-202.
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  42. Papageorge MB, Mehra P, Goode RK. Fibrous dysplasia of the mandible. A clinico-pathologic presentation. J Mass Dent Soc. 2000; 49(2):52-4.
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  43. Mehra P, Clancy C, Wu J. Formation of a facial hematoma during endodontic therapy. J Am Dent Assoc. 2000 Jan; 131(1):67-71.
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  44. Mehra P, Gagari E, Papageorge MB. Arterio-venous fistula of the internal maxillary artery. A clinico-pathologic presentation. J Mass Dent Soc. 2000; 49(3):52-3.
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  45. Cottrell DA, Mehra P, Malloy JC, Ghali GE. Midline palatal perforation. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1999 Aug; 57(8):990-5.
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  46. Mehra P, Caiazzo A, Bestgen S. Odontogenic sinusitis causing orbital cellulitis. J Am Dent Assoc. 1999 Jul; 130(7):1086-92.
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  47. Mehra P, Cottrell DA, Caiazzo A, Lincoln R. Life-threatening, delayed epistaxis after surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion: a case report. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1999 Feb; 57(2):201-4.
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  48. Mehra P, Hunter MJ. Latex allergy: a review of considerations for the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1998 Dec; 56(12):1426-30.
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  49. Mehra P, Caiazzo A, Bestgen S. Bilateral oral commissurotomy using buccal mucosa flaps for management of microstomia: report of a case. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1998 Oct; 56(10):1200-3.
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  50. Caiazzo A, Mehra P, Papageorge MB. The use of preoperative percutaneous transcatheter vascular occlusive therapy in the management of Sturge-Weber syndrome: report of a case. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1998 Jun; 56(6):775-8.
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  51. Mehra P, Cottrell DA, Booth DF, Jamil S. An unusual presentation of metastatic prostate cancer. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1998 Apr; 56(4):517-21.
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  52. Mehra P, Caiazzo A, Maloney P. Lidocaine toxicity. Anesth Prog. 1998; 45(1):38-41.
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  53. Mehra P, Caiazzo A, Cataudella J. Disseminated intravascular coagulation associated with parotitis: a case report and review. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1997 Dec; 55(12):1478-82.
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