News Release

April 8, 2010

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Veteran Oral Surgeon Joins UConn’s Dental Implant Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Dr. Joseph Piecuch is now seeing patients in the Center for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Piecuch, formerly a tenured associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the UConn School of Dental Medicine, is back at the Health Center as a clinical professor after 25 years in private practice in Avon. He holds a doctorate of dental medicine from Harvard and medical degree from the University of Washington, specialty trained at the University of Washington and the Gemeente Ziekenhuis in the Netherlands, and is a veteran of active service in the United States Air Force. He has served as president of the Hartford Dental Society and the Connecticut Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Piecuch has published more than 100 scientific articles, abstracts, and textbook chapters, has been the editor of two review textbooks, and currently is editor of “The Communicator,” the publication of the Connecticut State Dental Association. He also is associate editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His research interests have included bone grafting, manufactured bone substitutes, and reconstructive surgery of the jaws.

Piecuch is a resident of Simsbury.

More information about the Center for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry, part of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute, is available at To make an appointment, call 860-679-7600 or e-mail

Caption: Dr. Joseph Piecuch is seeing patients in the Center for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry at the UConn Health Center.

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