'Oral Surgery' is in the name!

Elizabeth High School, Elizabeth, NJ

NYU Washington Square University College of Arts and Science, NY, NY

NYU College of Dentistry, NY, NY

NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center - Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, NY, NY

Licensed in NY and NJ

Board Certified, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS

Attending & Chief, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ

ClearChoice Dental Implant Center, Roseland, NJ

Dental Advisory Board, United HealthCare, Edison, NJ

Past President, Union County Dental Society

Board of Trustees, New Jersey Dental Association

M. John Matos, DDS

N.J. Specialty Permit No: 5159

N.J. General Anesthesia Permit No: 519

Welcome to MATOS ORAL SURGERY where our mission, vision and values focus on state of the art Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Our goal is to make your Oral Surgery experience as comfortable and convenient as possible; in short, to foster "Your Confidence, Safety and Comfort."  Dr. Matos (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon/Owner), Mr. Hugo Reis (IT Officer), Mrs. Silvia Montes-Sousa (Surgical Coordinator and Administration/Management), Mrs. Marcia Cardoso, Ms. Judy Anzalone and Mrs. Theresa Henriques, RN (Surgical Assistants) are dedicated to your comfort.

A native 'Elizabethan,' Dr. Matos attended the Elizabeth Public School System and graduated from Elizabeth High School in 1986. Dr. Matos was raised in Elmora.

Dr. Matos graduated the New York University College of Arts & Science with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. Dr. Matos then attended the College of Dentistry at New York University where he obtained his 'Doctor of Dental Surgery.' Dr. Matos then completed the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Residency (4 years) at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center and also included rotations through The Manhattan VA Medical Center, New York University Medical Center's Tisch Hospital, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmay and The Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Dr. Matos has had extensive training in the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery including management of trauma (facial hard and soft tissue), pathology (resection and reconstruction), surgical endodontics & radicular surgery, correction of skeletofacial and dento-skeletofacial anomolies & deformities, dental implant surgery & rehabilitation, uncomplicated & complicated exodontia (removal of teeth and impacted wisdom teeth) and anesthesia services including local/regional anesthesia, intravenous sedation & general anesthesia.  All procedures are performed in an aseptic environment in the hospital (as inpatients and outpatients, depending on circumstances) or in our office surgical suites complete with a recovery room. 

Dr. Matos graduated all academic programs with honors and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  Board certification was achieved in March of 2004.

Dr. Matos maintains an academic position as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the New York University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Matos is an active member of the following professional organizations: American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Union County Dental Society, The William F. Harrigan Society,  The American Board of Oral & Maxiilofacial Surgery, The American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, The New Jersey Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, The American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Lions Club International (Elizabeth Portuguese Lions), New York University College of Dentistry's Dean's Circle, New York University Presidentís Council, NYU Torch Club, The NYU Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department Advisory Committee and its Capital Campaign.  Dr. Matos is a board member of the NYU College of Dentistry Alumni Organization and also represents the College of Dentistry's Alumni to the Univeristy.  Dr. Matos also holds a seat on the Dental Subcommittee and the Subcommittee of Therapeutics and Pharmacology of the Americhoice Managed Dental and Medical Care programs owned and administered by United Healthcare.  Dr. Matos also proudly participates in the New Jersey Donated Dental Service program that delivers comprehensive care to the special needs population and the disabled in the State of New Jersey.

Dr. Matos is proud to announce his marriage to Dr. Carla Dersarkissian.   Dr. Carla Dersarkissian has completed the Masters Program in Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry.  Congratulations to Dr. Dersarkissian who has completed the Post-Graduate Endodontics Program and has joined Dr. Matos to form OSEI: Elizabeth that consists of Matos Oral Surgery and Implant Center & the Dersarkissian Endodontics Center.  Please follow this link to Dr. Dersarkissian's website at .

Drs. Matos & Dersarkissian are the proud parents of Stella and Luca. 

A special mention of "Thanks" to our family, referring doctors, loyal patients and friends; all whom we consider part of the "OSEI family" that have supported us and always expressed their best wishes and blessings for our future.

Joining the MATOS ORAL SURGERY/OSEI family of patients provides contacts and referrals to the finest practitioners in all areas of healthcare.  Our dignity and compassion are uncompromised. 

The Mission, Vision and Values of OSEI: ELizabeth - Matos Oral Surgery & Implant Center  and Dersarkissian Endodontics Center:

Mission: Provide quality and compassionate care at a reasonable and affordable fee in a state of the art facility that is clean and up to the standards set forth by OSHA and other federal agencies.

Vision: To provide the residents of Elizabeth, Union County and the tri-state area with the highest level of state of the art care in a clean, informal and comfortable environment.  In addition, Dr. Matos plans to maintain an academic position in clinical and didactic arenas in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NYU, so that he may inspire future generations of dentists to treat their patients' with dignity and respect, as if they were treating themselves.  In fact, Dr. Matos's motto is commonly quoted that " I am treating you as if you were my mother, father, brother or sister."  The trust you place in me is most sincerely appreciated and not taken for granted.  Your surgery and/or medical management is infuenced by my knowledge, experience and YOUR expectations, our Informed Consent Process educates and advises you of the risks, benefits and alternative therapies (if any exist or are reasonable).  If you are looking for a relaxed, informal discussion, treated when you are ready and under your control (so long a it does not compromie my desired result) you have found the right place...

Values:  Confidence in your surgeon and staff, Safety and Comfort throughout your peri-operative experience via management and medications.


Email and Telephone "Consults and Inquires" are respondend to as soon as possible - these are limted in content because without a comprehensive clinical examination and appropriate radiographic survery a formal differential diagnosis cannot be conclusive.


This site is to be used for general information and no information on this site should be solely used to make decisions about your specific problem/question/condition.  By using this site you understand that no guarantees are made and no medical/dental advice is implied.  You agree to hold Dr. Matos and his staff harmless and without liability for any loss or expense derived from the use of this site.  This site is to introduce Dr. Matos and his practice/philosophy.



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