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Paul Tiwana, M.D.

Associate Professor
Surgery

Meet Dr. Paul Tiwana
Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Specialist

To nationally recognized UT Southwestern Medical Center oral and maxillofacial surgeon Paul Tiwana, D.D.S., M.D., success is in the most exacting details. The work he does and instructs others in doing requires micrometer precision and expert execution.

Our level of technology allows us to more safely navigate the mouth, jaws, face, and skull with a level of exactness that is only for the betterment of our patients.”

As a fellowship-trained surgical specialist in pediatric and adult facial skeletal reconstruction, Dr. Tiwana’s practice is focused on the correction of congenital, developmental, and acquired surgical problems of the mouth, jaws, face, and skull from infancy through adulthood. This includes the management of patients requiring orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery, pediatric cleft and craniofacial surgery, craniomaxillofacial trauma, and maxillofacial cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Tiwana’s education in both dentistry and medicine combined with his focused clinical fellowship experience make him singularly adept at correcting and creating smiles and symmetrical faces that stand the test of time.

“It’s not merely correcting a bite or fixing a face,” Dr. Tiwana says. “The surgeon must be able to accomplish both to provide stability of all the functional demands of the human face, including chewing, speaking, breathing, seeing, etc., and to aesthetically complement the patient’s facial proportions, as well. My background allows me to bring a unique perspective to solving such facial reconstructive problems, from the most simple to the most complex.”

Whether a patient’s face has been shattered through trauma or is disproportionate or asymmetrical because of abnormal growth, disease, or a birth-related defect, facial reconstructive surgeons like Dr. Tiwana must devote every effort to ensuring that the complex balance of facial aesthetics, function, and long-term stability are taken into account.

“It is critical that your surgeon have the appropriate training and expertise to ensure that the surgical correction will be maintained,” Dr. Tiwana says. “Providing that type of enduring improvement – and in the process helping patients look and feel better and getting them back to doing what they want to do – is extremely gratifying.”

Clinical Interests

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Orthognathic (jaw) surgery
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Hemifacial microsomia
  • Treacher-Collins syndrome
  • Craniofacial dysostosis syndromes
  • Craniomaxillofacial (facial) trauma