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Joseph Krajekian, DMD, MD


Joseph Krajekian, DMD, MD
Department: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Consultant Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A71
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Joseph Krajekian, DMD. MD. is board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He has numerous publications in various aspect of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also a contributor to the Cleveland Clinic head and neck institute publication and serves as editor for the International Oxford Journal Surgical case reports.

Dr. Krajekian completed his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology at California State University Fresno ,. He later attended dental school at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Following his DMD degree, he obtained his medical doctor degree, MD., at Drexel College of Medicine and completed his 6 year surgical training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Dr. Krajekian is very well versed in all aspect of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with great emphasis in utilizing the most advance surgical techniques and technologies. He is forefront in utilizing virtual surgical planning in his reconstructive surgeries and maxillofacial orthognathic surgery. Additionally, he has been creatively utilizing advances in adult stem cell research in his surgical reconstructions procedures in addition to platelet rich plasma.

Dr. Krajekian has special interests in maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, surgical and non surgical management of temporomandibular disorders, surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea, reconstructive orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, dental implants, bone grafting procedures and wisdom teeth.

Dr. Krajekian is actively involved in teaching and lecturing locally and nationally and is part of the curriculum committee of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry at the Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, he is co-founder of a one of a kind multidisciplinary team in the management of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Allegheny General Hospital
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Medical School - Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical School - Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Undergraduate - California State University Fresno
Fresno, CA USA


  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Specialty Interests

Maxillofacial reconstruction, Aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery, Dental and maxillofacial implants, Orthognathic surgery, Minimally invasive TMJ surgery, facial trauma, special interest in surgical management of obstructive severe sleep apnea, Sleep Apnea surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Senior Award for Excellence in Technological Innovation, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2002 Boston
  • 2nd prize at Bates Andrews Research Society, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2001 Boston, MA
  • Award for advancing information technology Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2000 Boston, MA
  • Table Clinic Presentation Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2001 Boston, MA
  • Pioneer and Activist in Dental Technology, 1999 Boston, MA
  • Merit Scholarship, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1998 Boston, MA
  • 1st place Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Competition, 1997 Washington, DC
  • 1st prize at American Dental Association, 1998 San Francisco , CA
  • 1st prize at Yankee Dental Congress, 1997 Boston, MA
  • 1st prize at Bates Andrews Research Society, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1998 Boston, MA
  • 2nd prize at Bates Andrews Research Society, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1997 Boston, MA
  • 1st prize at Bates Andrews Research Society Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1996 Boston, MA
  • 1st prize Table clinic presentation, University of Southern California 1996 Los Angeles, CA
  • 1st prize at Yankee Dental Congress, 1996 Boston, MA
  • 1st prize at Bates Andrews Research Society, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1995 Boston, MA
  • Tufts University Research Grant $10,000, 1994 Boston MA
  • Deans List 1993, 1994, California State University, Fresno Ca
  • NIH Grant for research Tufts School of Dental Medicine, 1994 Boston, MA
  • Davis University School of Medicine Research Grant, 1994 Sacramento, CA
  • California State University, Fresno Research Grant, 1994 Fresno, CA
  • Dean Award In Chemistry, California State University Fresno, 1994 Fresno, CA


  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Ohio Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Treatment & Services

  • Alveolar Cleft Grafting
  • Benign Tumor Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental X-Rays
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Distraction Osteogenesis
  • Facial Fracture Repair
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Management of Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Maxillofacial Implants
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive TMJ Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Removal of Third Molars (Wisdom Teeth)
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Surgical Management of Sleep Apnea
  • Temporomandibular Disorder Arthroscopy and Arthrocentesis
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Total Replacement of Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ)

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • English

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