Oral surgeon Dr. Donald Flihan has an extensive background in the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Not only is he highly trained, but Dr. Donald Flihan also strives to keep current in his field through memberships with the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Dental Association. Additionally, Dr. Donald Flihan continues his education through the New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, taking courses on how to diagnose, manage, and avoid complications in surgery and interdisciplinary esthetic therapy. Dr. Donald Flihan also attends continual learning sessions through AO North America, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Fifth District Dental Society. Before beginning his education in dentistry, Dr. Donald Flihan studied biology at the University of Rochester, graduating in 1985. Remaining in New York, Dr. Donald Flihan enrolled in the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY), and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1989. Dr. Donald Flihan completed his residency at SUNY’s Buffalo General Hospital, and began practicing as an Associate Dentist in 1991. Returning to school a few years later, Dr. Donald Flihan achieved his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1998, and then began a 6-year oral and maxillofacial residency. In 2001, Dr. Donald Flihan opened a private practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Williamsville, New York, while simultaneously serving on the staff of the Erie County Medical Center. By May 2003, Dr. Donald Flihan returned to his home town of Utica, New York, where he opened his private practice. He also holds appointments at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare in Utica and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse. In addition to his three degrees and constant continuing education courses, Dr. Donald Flihan holds many certifications, including a Laser Certification in Medicine and Dentistry, a Certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support, and a Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Dr. Donald Flihan is licensed to practice medicine, surgery, and dentistry in the state of New York, and is certified in Dental General Anesthesia in the Practice of Dentistry.