Meet Dr. Stiharu
Born in Bucharest, Romania, he grew up trilingual in Montreal, Canada, where he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from The University of Montreal School of Dentistry in 2011. He completed an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery internship and a General Practice residency prior to his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training. Throughout his clinical involvement at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Rochester General Hospital, The Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Hennepin County Medical Center, Regions Hospital and The University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, he has collaborated with many different practitioners, serving pediatric, adult and elderly populations alike.
His training has provided him with experience in treatments for medically fragile patients, outpatient anesthesia, surgical orthodontics, dental implants, non-malignant maxillofacial pathology, orthognathic (jaw) and reconstructive surgery as well as facial trauma. He has published scientific papers in the Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology Journal as well as in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
He is a member of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS), Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Dental Association (ADA), Minnesota Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (MSOMS), Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) and St Paul District Dental Society (SPDDS).
His goals are to address the patient and other providers’ requests in the most superlative way, combining knowledge of the literature, collective clinical experience as well as the patient and other providers’ preferences, while exceeding their expectations and always maintaining a pleasant and positive exchange.
As a transplant to the Twin Cities, he has found a wonderful new home and is yearning to serve the healthcare needs of his community. His fiancée, Holly, inspiration for transitioning his life here, is also at the service of the community, as a pharmacist at Regions Hospital. They are both avid travelers and gourmets, eager to start a family in the Cities!