Meet Dr. McDermott


Dr. McDermott is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University (Phi Beta Kappa), with a B.S. in Chemistry. She received her dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her OMFS residency at Massachusetts where she performed research on dental implants. She then went on to Head and Neck Oncology fellowship training at the University of Maryland. Dr. McDermott was the staff oral surgeon at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland prior to working in private practice in the upstate New York region.

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Dr. McDermott has lectured on numerous OMFS subjects including head/neck examination, wisdom tooth extractions, dental implants, orthognathic surgery, and oral pathology. Dr. McDermott keeps an interest in academics and was involved with the Ellis Hospital’s General Practice Residency program in New York. She is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life support. She is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a member of the American College of Oral Surgeons.

Dr. McDermott is dedicated to community service and has traveled to Guatemala to perform mission work through the CEDEPCA organization (Centro Evangelico de Estudios Pastorales en Centro America). 

Prior to becoming an oral surgeon, Dr. McDermott was a professional ballet dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Ohio Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.