Cyrus J. Amato, DDS

Meet Dr. Cyrus Amato

Maxillofacial Surgeon

The founding surgeon of the Metropolitan Craniofacial Center team, Dr. Cyrus J. Amato received his dental degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He then received his specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harlem Hospital in New York, NY. Following his residency, Dr. Amato traveled to Europe to train under Dr. Hugo Obwegeser, the pioneer in Orthognathic Jaw Reconstrucitve Surgery.

Over the subsequent decade, Dr. Amato became one of the pioneers in orthognathic surgery in the New York metropolitan area. In addition, he has been a member of the Regional Craniofacial Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for over thirty years and served as its’ Medical Director from 1989-1992. Dr. Amato has been the Head of Maxillofacial Surgery at the Regional Craniofacial Center for the past twenty years and currently holds the position of Medical Coordinator.

Academically, Dr. Amato has served at different times as the Head of Orthognathic Surgical Training at all three of New Jerseys Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Programs as well as the Plastic Surgery program at St. Barnabas Medical Center. He is currently a clinical professor at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has also served as the president of the NJ Dental Society and the president of the State of New Jersey Regional Craniofacial Centers.

Dr. Amato served as Chairman of Dentistry at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for over 20 years and is now the president of Amato Craniofacial Engineering (ACE), a private company developed by Dr. Amato dedicated to the development of custom implants and devices for use in facial surgery. The company is the only one of its kind and utilizes the expertise of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, Maxillofacial Prosthodontists and maxillofacial laboratory technicians to produce state of the art custom devices for use in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.