Paul S. Johar, DMD


Dr. Johar smiling in front of the Empire Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery sign in the officeDr. Johar is Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Anesthesia. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and National Dental Board of Anesthesia . Dr. Johar graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1994 and received his advanced training in Anesthesia at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York in 1996.  He completed his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Johar has operated in and managed several successful Oral and Maxillofacial surgery practices in the Capital Region and NYC area over the last 20 years.  He enjoys all aspects of the specialty including wisdom teeth removal, implants, orthognathic, reconstructive, and trauma surgery.  As the founder of Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Johar is looking forward to his favorite aspect of the practice – taking care of his patients in the Capital region.

In his free time he enjoys traveling as well as spending time with his family.

Professional Experience

2020 –
President, Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Albany, NY
2018 – 2019
President, Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, NY
2000 – 2017
Managing Partner/ President; Adirondack Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Albany, NY
1996 – 2000
Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
1995 – 1996
Residency in Anesthesiology; Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York
1994 – 1995
General Practice Residency; University Medical Center, SUNY at Stony Brook

Board Certifications / Professional Affiliations

Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellow American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Fellow American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Fellow American Society of Dental Anesthesiology

Educational Papers and Presentations

2003:  Gold L, Nazarian L, Johar A, Rao V, Characterization of Maxillofacial Soft Tissue Vascular Anomalies by  Ultrasound and Color Doppler Imaging: An adjuvant to Ct and MRI: Published J Oral Maxillofacial Surgery 61: 19-31, 2003

1999:  Albright J, Diecidue R, Johar A, Keane W, Spera J, “ Intraosseous Ganglion of the Temporomandibular Joint presenting with Otorrhea ”. Published in the Archives of Otolaryngology, May 2000

1993:  Papageorge M, Johar A, ” Free submandibular gland transfer for the management of xerostomia”.
Presented at Andrew Bates Day Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1993:  Papageorge M, Norris L, Johar A, Rosato R, “ The post-operative effects of mandibular subluxation on temporomandibular joint following surgery involving high carotid exposure”.

1993:  Ganda K, Johar A, “ Strategies to prevent needlestick injuries: An educational success ”.
Presented at the American Association of Dental Schools convention in Seattle, Washington – 1994