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Dr. Spiro C Karras, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Morton Grove, IL. Their specialties include General Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. They speak English and Spanish.
Dr. Karras is a life-long Chicagoan. He attended Lane Technical High School and received his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Science in Dentistry with Honors and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top ten in his class and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. Following his graduation from dental school, Dr. Karras entered a four year, hospital based training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He served his residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and at Boston University's Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. His residency included extensive training in all aspects of hospital and office based oral and maxillofacial surgery and anesthesia. During his fourth year of specialty training, he was appointed chief resident. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Karras was selected to complete a 12 month fellowship program in reconstructive surgeryÂ at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas under the direction of one of the world's preeminent surgeons in that field. During his fellowship, Dr. Karras had the opportunity to perform many complex reconstructive procedures and to refine his surgical skills. It also gave him the opportunity to be involved in clinical research. He has presented the results of this research at national meetings of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has authored or co-authored several articles in scientific journals. Dr. Karras has served as President of the Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and maintains active membership in the Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, as well as the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology. Dr. Karras' advanced training and extensive professional experience allow him to provide the highest level of surgical care for cases ranging from the most basic to the most complex. He has been engaged in the private practice of oral, maxillofacial, and dental implant surgery in the Chicago area since 1994. Professional Organizations: Â· American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Â·Â Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Â·Â Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Â·Â American Dental Association Â·Â Illinois State Dental Society Â·Â Chicago Dental Society Â·Â Hellenic American Dental Society Â·Â Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society Hospital Affiliation:Â Evanston Northwestern Healthcare PUBLICATIONS: Wolford LM, Cassano DS, Cottrell DA, El Deeb M, Karras SC, Goncalves JR:Â Orthognathic surgery in the young cleft patient: preliminary study on subsequent facial growth. J Oral Maxillofac Surg.Â 66:2524, 2008 Wolford LM, Karras SC, Mehra P: Concomitant Temporomandibular Joint and Orthognathic Surgery: A Preliminary Report. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 60:356, 2002 Wolford LM, Karras SC, Mehra P: Considerations for Orthognathic Surgery During Growth, Part 1: Mandibular Deformities. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 119:95, 2001 Wolford LM, Karras SC, Mehra P: Considerations for Orthognathic Surgery During Growth, Part 2: Maxillary Deformities. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 119:102, 2001 Karras SC, Wolford LM: Augmentation Genioplasty with Hard Tissue Replacement Implants. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 56:549, 1998 Wolford LM, Karras SC: Autologous Fat Transplantation Around Total Temporomandibular Joint Prostheses: Preliminary Treatment Outcomes. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 55:2545, 1997 Karras SC, Sexton JJ: Cervicofacial and Mediastinal Emphysema as the Result of a Dental Procedure. JEM 14:9, 1996 Karras SC, Wolford LM, Cottrell DA: Concurrent Osteochondromata of the Mandibular condyle and Ipsilateral Cranial Base Resulting in Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis: Report of a C