Our team of Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons have expertise in:
We are based in Tampa, Florida but see patients nationally. Learn more about our doctors’ extensive experience and training.
Oral Maxillofacial and Pediatric Craniofacial Surgeon
Pat Ricalde, MD, DDS, FACS is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, specializing in cleft and craniofacial surgery. She is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate training at Eastern Michigan University, then attended both dental and medical school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Ricalde continued her education in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland. She then completed a fellowship with Dr. Jeffrey C. Posnick in Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery. Dr. Ricalde is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Ricalde is the author of numerous publications, and lectures both nationally and internationally on the subject of pediatric craniofacial anomalies. She is the lead investigator in clinical research projects to improve surgical care for patients, and is an assistant professor at the University of South Florida. She is also the Director of the Fellowship for Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery at the Florida Craniofacial Institute, and the Director of Tampa Bay Cleft and Craniofacial Center.
She has volunteered with many international non-profit organizations, and is the founding Board Member of Every Smile Has A Story, a Tampa Bay non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children with facial differences.
Learn more about Dr. Pat Ricalde and her experience.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
W. Mark Tucker, DDS, FACD, FICD is an experienced and well-known oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Tampa Bay. His specialities include teeth extractions, cancer screenings, implants, and the removal of oral lesions. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Tucker is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Victoria Palermo, MD, DDS is an Oral Maxillofacial and Pediatric Craniofacial surgeon. She is a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, where she received Magna Cum Laude designation.
Dr. Palermo completed her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where she also pursued her medical degree at Thomas Jefferson Medical College and completed a post-graduate internship in General Surgery. Her training and experience include the management of orthognathic and obstructive sleep apnea cases, in addition to a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Palermo brings multifaceted experience in the surgical management of cleft and craniofacial patients, orthognathic surgery cases, surgical management of trauma, resection of benign tumors of the head and neck with emphasis on reconstruction, as well as implant rehabilitation, with strengths in virtual case analysis and planning, among others. She is board certified in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial surgery. Her attention to detail and empathy with children are skills unmatched.
Dr. Palermo’s experience includes rotations at Nemours Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, where she fostered her love of and dedication to helping pediatric patients. Dr. Palermo is also passionate about providing medical care to underserved populations and has participated in medical, dental and surgical missions to the Appalachian region of the US, Mexico and Vietnam.
Craniofacial Pain Management Specialist
Dr. Tennant is our Orofacial Pain Specialist. Although some conditions clearly benefit from early surgical intervention, he believes most are best managed non-surgically and conservatively. He is the only Orofacial Pain Specialist in the Tampa Bay area and achieved Diplomate status from the American Board of Orofacial Pain.
Dr. Tennant completed a 2-year fellowship at the University of Florida, Parker Mahan Craniofacial Pain Center. Prior to this, he received his undergraduate training at Loyola University in New Orleans then his doctorate from LSU School of Dentistry, also in New Orleans.
His specialties include the management of TMJ/TMD disorders, the many types of headaches, bite problems, nerve pain, burning mouth, dystonia, and aftereffects of head, neck, or face trauma. Many patients, some which have no pain, also have their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treated with oral appliances by Dr. Tennant. This is often done in collaboration with our surgeons, who treat OSA surgically.
Dr. Tennant has a broad professional background. He served in the US Navy Dental Corps, had his own private general practices and was assistant clinical professor at LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
He is originally from Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish fluently. He believes in staying physically fit and is a 4-time Ironman Triathlete.
His goal is to turn his patients into independent former patients. Safely.
Oral and Maxillofacial and Facial Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Oleg Kalsow is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr. Kalsow was born in Russia and at a young age immigrated to the US with his family to live the American Dream. He lived in Brooklyn, New York before moving to Florida. Being from a family of health professionals he had an interest in the health field from a young age. He did his undergraduate education at University of Florida, then obtained his DMD at Nova Southeastern University where he graduated at the top of his class. He then went on to do residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at prestigious MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC. During his residency he rotated at top healthcare facilities such as Johns Hopkins University and The National Institute of Health. The surgical residency had a strong focus on orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, and maxillofacial pathology. After graduating residency, he went an extra step further and did a facial cosmetics fellowship at Baptist Golden Triangle Hospital where he trained under Dr. John Griffin to learn techniques in facial aesthetic surgery such as facelifts, blepharoplasties, otoplasties, Botox, fillers, and other cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Kalsow brings a unique aspect to the practice because he is trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as facial cosmetic surgery, putting him in a position to treat the aesthetics of the face. He excels in dentoalveolar surgery and dental implants, but loves working with patients to enhance facial aesthetics with botox, fillers and surgical options. In his free time, he likes fishing, outdoors activities, and cooking.
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