About the Practice

Oral Surgery Group has been serving central New Jersey with high-quality oral surgery services for over 60 years. Our staff is committed to improving the health of the communities in New Brunswick, NJ, East Brunswick, NJ, and Middlesex, NJ, through our specialty of oral and facial surgery services. Whether you need dental implants, jaw surgery, dental extractions, or other treatments, our team will provide compassionate, individualized care using the most advanced and reliable surgical techniques available today.

To schedule an appointment with one of our oral surgeons, please contact one of our offices in New Brunswick, East Brunswick, or Middlesex. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons undergo years of additional surgical training after dental school, allowing them to treat a wide range of complex dental and facial conditions. To learn more about our practice or to speak with our friendly staff, contact one of our offices today.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. David M. Rauch

Dr. Rauch received his undergraduate degree from New York University and his DDS degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his internship, residency, and chief residency at Queens Hospital Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He completed his implant training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Rauch has been in private practice specializing in oral and maxillofacial surgery since 1976. Dr. Rauch is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UMDNJ — Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is chief of Dental Implantology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation. He is an attending oral surgeon at St. Peter’s University Hospital and a member of the American Academy of Osseointegration. He is a former president of the New Jersey Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Rauch is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Philip S. Engel

Dr. Philip Engel was born in New Jersey, and his father — who was also an oral surgeon — piqued his interest in dentistry. Dr. Engel has over 30 years of experience helping patients in his private practice as well as in hospital settings. He is chief of the Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Rutgers Medical School. He is also on staff at St. Peters University Hospital.

Dr. Richard K. Stern

Dr. Richard Stern was born and raised in Brooklyn, where his childhood dentist inspired him to pursue dentistry. Eventually, during dental school, he was exposed to the oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty. After seeing the interesting procedures and challenges that oral surgeons encounter, he decided to expand his skillset and complete an oral and maxillofacial residency program.

Dr. Stern has over 18 years of oral and maxillofacial surgery experience, specializing in all areas of oral surgery, including dental implants, wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery, facial injury treatment, and more. Dr. Stern is the chairman of the Department of Dentistry at St. Peter’s University Hospital and is on staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. These hospital affiliations help patients in need of hospital or emergency room care.

Dr. Constantine Simos

Dr. Constantine Simos has been practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery for over 15 years. He was born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island, but he currently lives in East Brunswick near the Oral Surgery Group office there. He thoroughly enjoys living and working in the East Brunswick community.

Throughout his career, Dr. Simos has had a diverse background of oral surgery experience — teaching and working at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, working in private practice at Oral Surgery Group, and having hospital privileges at both Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peter’s University Hospital. Oral surgery is his passion, and he enjoys getting to know his patients and helping them solve their oral health problems.

Dr. Michael E. Stern

Dr. Michael Stern grew up in Brooklyn, and like his brother, he knew he wanted to go into a dental or medical profession at an early age. He was drawn to oral and maxillofacial surgery because of the skills and knowledge covered by the specialty. Through his training, he gained expertise in oral surgery, anesthesia, and general health, allowing him to treat a wide range of oral, facial, and systemic conditions.

Dr. Stern has been practicing for over 10 years, and he enjoys solving problems for his patients. The oral and maxillofacial specialty gives him the ability to treat more complex and challenging conditions, and Dr. Stern greatly enjoys providing patients with excellent quality care at Oral Surgery Group.


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