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Dr. Stefanuto at APEX Surgical Centre for Oral & Facial Surgery

Meet Dr. Peter Stefanuto

Dr. Stefanuto is a board-certified oral and surgeon who brings exceptional care to his patients as an oral surgeon and physician.

About Dr. Stefanuto

Intrigued by the combination of medicine and dentistry, Dr. Stefanuto became an oral surgeon because he was always interested in the human body and constructing solutions. He treats every patient like a member of his own family through compassion and empathy. Dr. Stefanuto instills his core values of honesty and integrity into his practice and works with his staff to ensure every patient receives the best possible care. He also works with a medical anaesthetist to ensure optimum patient safety during anaesthesia or sedation.

As both a physician and an oral surgeon, Dr. Stefanuto brings a high level of care and expertise to his patients. Special interests include orthognathic surgery, wisdom tooth management, dental implant surgery, facial trauma, and facial reconstructive surgery.

The most rewarding aspect to Dr. Stefanuto is seeing the positive change that he is able to make in someone's life. He especially enjoys treating children and teens, as he is able to shape their oral health during development for a lifetime of good oral health.

Education and Residency

Dr. Stefanuto began his post-secondary education at the University of Waterloo, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and played varsity hockey. He then earned a DDS degree from The University of Western Ontario. After graduating, he completed a 1-year General Practice Residency (GPR) with the teaching hospitals of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and London Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Stefanuto joined a family dental practice in St. Thomas, Ontario, where he practiced general dentistry for 3 years.

He was then accepted into a 6-year oral and maxillofacial surgery programme at Dalhousie University and trained under internationally renowned surgeons. During this time, he completed the requirements for a Medical Degree and a Masters in Science. With these educational achievements, Dr. Stefanuto is highly qualified to perform a broad range of surgical procedures.

Dr. Stefanuto at APEX Surgical Centre for Oral & Facial Surgery

Education and Residency

Dr. Stefanuto began his post-secondary education at the University of Waterloo, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and played varsity hockey. He then earned a DDS degree from The University of Western Ontario. After graduating, he completed a 1-year General Practice Residency (GPR) with the teaching hospitals of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and London Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Stefanuto joined a family dental practice in St. Thomas, Ontario, where he practiced general dentistry for 3 years.

He was then accepted into a 6-year oral and maxillofacial surgery programme at Dalhousie University and trained under internationally renowned surgeons. During this time, he completed the requirements for a Medical Degree and a Masters in Science. With these educational achievements, Dr. Stefanuto is highly qualified to perform a broad range of surgical procedures.

Dr. Stefanuto at APEX Surgical Centre for Oral & Facial Surgery

Certifications and Memberships

Dr. Stefanuto is board-certified, having successfully passed the National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE) administered by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC). He is a member of the AOCMF, having completed the AO-Craniomaxillofacial Surgery courses in trauma including advanced courses in orbital approaches.

Dr. Stefanuto is also a member of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the Kamloops & District Dental Society, and the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS). He has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented his original research at the 2013 American Association of Oral Surgery (AAOMS) meeting.

Dr. Stefanuto is staffed at Royal Inland Hospital and Queen Victoria hospital in Revelstoke for inpatient procedures and emergency facial trauma services. He is also a consultant for Northern Health in Prince George and a Clinical Instructor for the Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia.

Hobbies & Interests

When he’s not at work, Dr. Stefanuto enjoys playing hockey, being outdoors, skiing, and wine tasting. He is a high level cyclist and member of the high-performance cycling team, BC Cycling. His wife is an orthodontist, and they have two children and a giant Bernese Mountain Dog.

Dr. Stefanuto at APEX Surgical Centre for Oral & Facial Surgery

Hobbies & Interests

When he’s not at work, Dr. Stefanuto enjoys playing hockey, being outdoors, skiing, and wine tasting. He is a high level cyclist and member of the high-performance cycling team, BC Cycling. His wife is an orthodontist, and they have two children and a giant Bernese Mountain Dog.

Dr. Stefanuto at APEX Surgical Centre for Oral & Facial Surgery

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