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Dr. Chad Gretzula

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Berwyn, PA
male

Locations

Absolute Oral Surgery,P.C.

Berwyn, PA

Address

616 E Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

4843188584

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About

Bio

I was born and raised in Dickson City Pennsylvania where I found an interest in medicine at a very early age. While attending Bishop O’Hara High School I was a member of the anatomy/premed club. There I was introduced to medicine and was able to see a variety of fields including Oral Surgery. As an undergrad at The University of Scranton, I frequently externed at Holy Redeemer Hospital with the Oral Surgery department, increasing my passion in Oral Surgery. I graduated and was awarded the Dr. Bernard Shair Memorial Award from the Scranton Dental Society for scholarship, sportsmanship, humane qualities leadership. I was president of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and a member of Alpha Eplison Delta premedical Honor Society. I then attended The University of Pennsylvania Dental School. I graduated toward the top of my class Magna Cum Laude and was active in many community projects, research and societies including the Psi Omega Fraternity. I also assisted in teaching gross anatomy during my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years, being promoted to head assistant in my 4th year. After receiving my doctorate, I continued at Penn receiving a certification in Advance Education in General Dentistry before going on to surgical residency. I continued my Ivy League training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital and St. Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven Connecticut. I have extensive training in all facets of oral maxillofacial and reconstructive surgery. My training also includes expose to otolaryngology, craniofacial head and neck cancer reconstruction as well as cosmetic surgery. As a specialist in oral surgery, I provide a full range of surgical services to patients in the community. My interests include dental implant reconstruction, facial trauma surgery, and extraction of teeth especially wisdom teeth. I have been told that I have a warm, gentle manner which compliments my care and concern for all of patients and referring doctors. During my career, I have trained diligently to stay abreast of the latest developments in surgical technology, techniques and advances in the dental sciences, which reflects on my brand new paperless and digital surgical office. The Gavin Gretzula Smile Foundation Gavin’s story: On November 12, 2010 our 3 year old son was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. It was a heart wrenching diagnosis and a terrifying time in our lives. The emotional and financial toll it takes on families is profound, especially when you have other children, as we do. Right before our sons diagnosis, Chad had lost his full time job and was working part time, trying to makes ends meet. At this time he decided to fulfill his dream of opening his own practice. If anyone has ever tried to open a small business, you can relate to the stresses it brings to your life and the strain it puts on your family. Then we got the diagnosis. Our little boy had cancer. We have struggled both emotionally and financially in the process of opening our practice and we met so many families that were also struggling financially while going through treatment or helping a family member go through treatment. One evening while discussing the business we were in the process of opening, Chad and I were discussing the struggles that we are facing, and a thought occurred to me that it would be a wonderful way to not only help families in a similar struggle, but also to honor our sons courageous fight against cancer, by starting a foundation in his name. The purpose of our foundation is to help families that are going through cancer treatment, either for themselves or for a child. We recognize how difficult it is to meet the needs of every family member when you are struggling just to stay afloat. In our several visits to clinic or overnight stays in the hospital, we have met many families that have expressed how difficult it is to manage the care and medical needs of other children or even themselves. Our goal through this foundation is to help families that are in need of oral surgery whether it is a simple extraction, wisdom teeth extractions or an implant being placed, from the initial consultation, through the procedure and after, free of charge.

Specialties
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

27 Answers
113 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Depending on how impacted they are and how much surgery it takes to remove them will depend on how much discomfort you will have after the procedure. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clot falling out : If you look into the site where the tooth was pulled, you'll probably see a dry-looking opening. Instead of a blood clot, there will just be bone. The... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possibly: It depends on how long ago the extractions was done. If you are having a foul smell in your mouth and increased pain than you might have one. See yo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes, by not wearing your retainers your teeth will move over time. Retainers are a life long function to maintain that where your teeth ended up afte... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not really: Taking out a posterior tooth like a second molar shouldnt affect if you will have a gap between your front teeth. If by gap in the back then yes if y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The : The socket is the hole in the bone where the tooth has been removed. After a tooth is pulled, a blood clot forms in the socket to protect the bone and... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
CPAP : CPAP works by forcing air into the nose, through either a fitted mask or nose prongs, to maintain an open airway passage. The most effective dental de... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Bruxism : Bruxism is a multifactorial problem. Stress is a big contributor to the problem but you may have pick up the bruxism as a child or having a habit lik... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Any : Any number of factors can cause your jaw muscles to become tight and spasm, such as direct trauma, like a car accident. If you clench your jaw or grin... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Can be: Jaw pain one week out is normal. If the pain hasnt increased and is slowly getting better than you should be fine. If you are having increased pain ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes : Yes there are option you have. First and foremost see your dentist and discuss this with them because you will probably need a lot of work done to re... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Burning : Burning mouth syndrome causes chronic burning pain in your mouth. The pain from burning mouth syndrome may affect your tongue, gums, lips, inside of y... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
WHERE AT: What do you mean by unusual? Is there a bump of bone on the roof or your mouth or inside your lower jaw next to the tongue? It is hard to diagnose o... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes and no: It is best to wait a day or so to eat solid foods. Depending on how much surgery was done and if sutures were placed its best to eat a cool soft diet... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Foul smell or taste: Other symptoms of dry socket include bad breath and an unpleasant smell and taste in your mouth.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Rinse your mouth out: If you have stiches and food is stuck you may need to go to your surgeon to have them get it out. If you rinse your mouth out after every meal then t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A : A wisdom tooth extraction is an extraction of a third molar. It it the farthest tooth back in the mouth both on the top and the bottom. Depending on... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible food: Hoow long ago was the tooth out? If it was the last few days then it is normal to still have discomfort. If its over a week than it maybe food impac... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: There are many options for remova of wisdom teeth . You can have them extracted under local anesthesia, tyou can have them removed with nitrous gas o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
If : If you have the right anesthetic it shouldn't but the area where the tooth used to be will hurt slightly for a few days after it is pulled out. You c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The : The most effective dental devices work by pushing the lower jaw forward, thereby opening the air passage behind the tongue. Most are custom made by de... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
As : As david stated prior you may have a blockage or stone in the duct. You should see an ENT or oral surgeon who can handle the problem correctly. You ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Severe pain not norm: Having pain and discomfort at a severe level one week out is abnormal. You may have a "dry socket", could have food stuck in the socket or a piece of... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
I : I totally agree with doc...The tongue is mainly composed of muscles. It is covered with a mucous membrane. Small bumps (papillae) cover the upper surf... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends on surgeon: I have been placing implants for almost a decade and i tend to find that extractions are usually worse than placing implants. I'd say yopu should hav... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Most : Most oral surgeons do this type of surgery but depending on how experienced they are at actually doing them they may feel more comfortable referring y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
I : I totally agree with neil and also would like to ad that not only can the bite effect the joint but maybe you have something else going on. You may b... Read More

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Testimonials
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I endorse this dentist. Chad is really good with patients and is great at taking emergencies immediately.
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. Chad is a great oral surgeon with excellent personality.
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Gretzula a gentle practitioner. He is an excellent oral surgeon.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
MD

Residency

Oral & Maxillofacial surgery

Awards

Dr. Bernard Shair Award, Scranton Dental Society
Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, First Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Pennsylvania Dental Association
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
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