Dr. Christopher R. DeSesa

Dr. Christopher R. DeSesa was born and raised in Manchester, Connecticut. He graduated as an Honors Scholar from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and Microbiology in 2007. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Harvard University in 2011. He continued his education at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital where he completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2015, serving as a Chief Resident from 2014 to 2015. 

Dr. DeSesa is trained in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a clinical emphasis on the removal of third molars, dental implant surgery, bone graft reconstruction, oral pathology, and facial trauma repair. He also brings to the practice a particular interest in corrective jaw surgery for the treatment of dental and facial deformities, as well as minimally invasive facial cosmetic procedures. 

Dr. DeSesa has presented at local and national meetings, including annual meetings of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. DeSesa has authored over a dozen publications in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open Journal, and the Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology. Dr. DeSesa’s research in the field of orthognathic surgery earned him the Dr. John P. W. Kelly Research Award at Yale in 2014.

Dr. DeSesa is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. DeSesa currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Valley District Dental Society, and is an active member of the Hartford Dental Society, the Connecticut Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. DeSesa maintains hospital privileges at both Mercy Medical Center and Baystate Noble Hospital.

Dr. DeSesa resides in West Hartford, Connecticut with his wife and son. Aside from private practice, he is an avid tennis player and enjoys working out, running, and spending time with his family and friends.