Dr. Fraziero, an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from Oral Roberts University's College of Medicine and Dentistry. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.) from the UHSA School of Medicine. He is licensed to practice Dental Medicine in Massachusetts. Dr. Fraziero is board certified in anesthesiology, by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (F.A.D.S.A.). His internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery was served at L.S.U. Charity Hospital of New Orleans, L.A. He received his residency training in oral & maxillofacial surgery with special emphasis in head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery in New York, N.Y. (Woodhull Medical Center, St. Vincents Hospital and Staten Island Hospital). He was given the honor of being selected to serve as the Chief Resident the final two years of his residency. After completing his surgical training, Dr. Fraziero established his practice in Springfield, Massachusetts. His current practice location in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts is devoted exclusively to the surgical management of injuries, diseases, cosmetic and functional deformities of the face and mouth. Dr. Fraziero is the Chief of the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery at Baystate Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fraziero is well known in western Massachusetts for his incredible skill in treating the most complicated facial trauma and maxillofacial surgical conditions. With the help of our highly trained, efficient and professional staff, we are able to perform most surgical procedures in our office operating suites. Our patients that require care in the hospital setting are treated at Baystate Medical Center, a level one trauma center and a teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fraziero was residency trained to provide general anesthesia for his patients. He is an instructor for BLS (basic life support) and is a certified provider in ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) and PALS (pediatric advanced life support). Our office is equipped and prepared to manage any emergency that might occur during anesthesia and surgery. Dr. Fraziero's combination of medical and dental training makes him uniquely qualified to surgically manage a diverse range of facial and oral conditions for both adult and pediatric patients
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Providing oral surgery services to Western Mass. Our goal is to provide the highest level of care possible to our patients. To treat our patients with consideration and respect at all times. To empathize with and reassure patients who are fearful or anxious. To educate our patients so that they may achieve better oral health. We must respect and cooperate with each other while working as a harmonious, proficient team. We need to maintain the highest degree of professionalism possible. Our role is to promote the dental health of the Western Massachusetts community that we serve. - Dr. Richard Fraziero,Owner
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Oral Roberts University / School of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated
Internship Hospital | Completed
Residency Hospital | Completed
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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