Dr. Howard A. Israel
Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Howard A. Israel is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in the field of temporomandibular joint disorders and facial pain. Dr. Israel is a Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he is currently the Director of Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters on numerous topics in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, minimally invasive surgery, TMJ arthroscopy, oral & facial pain, dental implants, bone grafting and oral cancer.

Dr. Israel is Director of TMD, LLC, Therapeutic Mobilization Devices the manufacturer of E-Z Flex II the air cushioned TMJ exerciser (www.tmjexercisetreatment.com). This is a total jaw mobility rehabilitation system that permits the user to perform their therapy at home. E-Z Flex II is the safe, gentle and effective way to restore jaw function, mobility and also promotes strengthening & toning of the TMJ and jaw/facial muscles.
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Dr. Israel graduated from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
in 1977. From 1983 to 2001, he served on the full time-faculty of Columbia University, achieving the rank of Professor of Dentistry. During that time, he conducted research on synovial fluid analysis of the temporomandibular joint, which led to new insights into the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. In 2001, Dr. Israel joined the staff at Weill Cornell Medical College while maintaining a faculty practice at Cornell and a private practice in Great Neck, New York.

He has numerous research interests and is the principal investigator on studies involving reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint using distraction osteogenesis and mass spectrometry analysis of pathologic temporomandibular joint synovial fluids. Dr. Israel’s research was instrumental in uncovering the Nazi origins of an acclaimed medical book, the Pernkopf Anatomy Atlas, which increased public awareness of the biomedical ethical issues of medical research that was obtained in the era of National Socialism in Europe during World War II. Dr. Israel is the Director of the New York Institute of Clinical Oral Pathology, in which oral and maxillofacial surgeons meet monthly to discuss challenging oral pathology cases.

Contact Info:

12 Bond Street
Great Neck, NY 11021
P: (516) 466-6991
F: (516) 466-4296