Meet Dr. Ditty

Dr. Ditty grew up in Northampton, Pennsylvania; attended nearby Muhlenberg College; and transitioned directly into dental school after 3 years.  He attended the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, where he completed dental school as well as residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery.  During residency, Dr. Ditty also completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania – including 2 years of general surgery training, 8 months of intensive care and trauma surgery training, and 4 months as a second-year anesthesia resident.

 

He has been practicing in Delaware since 2005 with full staff privileges at Kent General Hospital and Milford Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Ditty is also on the teaching staff at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Education:

Residency Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 1999-2005

University of Pennsylvania Internship General Surgery
2003-2004

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
M.D. degree, 2003

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
D.M.D. degree, 1999

Muhlenberg College
B.S. in Biology/Pre-dental, 1996

Teaching Experience:

Currently on the teaching staff at University of Pennsylvania Dental School

Teaching assistant head and neck anatomy, medical students, 2000

Teaching assistant for anatomy dissection, dental students, 1997-2000

Physiology tutor, dental students, 1998

Biochemistry tutor, dental students, 1997-1999

Professional Affiliation:

Member of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member of American Dental Society
Member of American Medical Society
Member of the Delaware State Dental Society
Member of the Middle Atlantic Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Member of the Kent/ Sussex Dental Society

Licensure:

License to practice dentistry in the state of Pennsylvania
License to practice dentistry in the state of Delaware    

Publications/Presentations:

Ditty DL, Carrasco L, Quinn PD.  Mandibular arteriovenous malformations: a systematic approach.  To be submitted to Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Kademani D, Costello BJ, Ditty DL, Quinn PD. An alternative approach to maxillofacial arteriovenous malformations with transosseous direct puncture embolization. Oral Surg, Oral Med, Oral Path, Endodontics. 2004. (Submitted for Publication)

Abstract Presented at the AAOMS 26th annual meeting: Treatment of Mandibular Arteriovenous Malformations Via a Lateral Corticotomy Approach, 2004

Penn Dental Journal, chief editor, 1998

Awards:

Theadore Blum Oral Surgery Award

Drabkin Memorial Prize for Research in Biology
Pierre Fauchard Student Award
Physiology Teachers Award

Voted top Oral Surgeon in Southern Delaware by DelawareToday Magazine

Research:

The oral appliance use in sleep apnea, mentor David Stanton, DMD, MD, 2004.

 

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