Daniel M. Laskin, D.D.S., M.S.

Daniel M. Laskin, D.D.S., M.S.

Adjunct clinical professor and chairman emeritus

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lyons Dental Building
520 North 12th Street
Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
Phone: (804) 628-6637
Fax: (804) 827-1040
Email: dmlaskin@vcu.edu


  • D.D.S., Indiana University, 1947
  • M.S. in Oral Pathology, University of Illinois, 1951

Board certification

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • National Dental Board of Anesthesiology


  • TMJ and facial pain

Research interests

  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Orofacial pain
  • Craniofacial growth
  • Clinical studies in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Clinical drug trials



"Narcotic Prescribing Habits and Other Methods of Pain Control by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons after Impacted Third Molar Removal" Mutlu I, Abubaker AO, Laskin DM. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 71: 1500-1503, 2013.

"Sharp Mandibular Bone Irregularities after Lower Third Molar Extraction: Incidence, Clinical Features and Risk Factors" Alves-Pereira D, Figueiredo R, Valmaseda-Castellon E, Laskin DM, et al. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal18: 455-460, 2013.

"The Financial Burden of Hospitalization Associated With Odontogenic Infections" Ahmad N, Abubaker AO, Laskin DM, Steffen D. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 71: 656-658,2013.

"Reducing the Burden of Dental Patients on the Busy Hospital Emergency Department" McCormick AP, Abubaker, AO, Laskin OM, Gonzales MS, Garland S. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 71: 475-478, 2013.

"Application of Current Pain Management Concepts to the Prevention and Management of Postoperative Pain" Laskin DM. JADA 144: 284-286, 2013.

"Accuracy of Predicting the Duration of a Surgical Operation" Laskin DM, Abubaker AO, Strauss RA. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 71; 446-447, 2013.

"Odontogenic Infection Leading to Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome" Bashar R, Laskin, DM, Abubaker AO. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 71: 303-304, 2013.

"Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents Have Poor Understanding of Statistics" Best AM, Laskin DM. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 71: 227-234, 2013.

"Ameloblastic Fibrosarcoma of the Mandible: Treatment, Long-Tern Follow-Up and Subsequent Reconstruction of a Case. Noordhoek R, Pizer ME, Laskin DM. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 70: 2930-2935, 2012.

"Global Doctor Opinion Versus a Patient Questionnaire for the Outcome Assessment of Treated Temporomandibular Disorder Patients" GM Ness, DM Laskin. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 70: 1531-1533,2012.

"Botulinum Toxin A in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Case Against Its Use" Laskin DM. J Oral Maxillofacial Surg 70; 1240-1242, 2012.

"Hand-Washing Knowledge and Practices Among Dentists and Dental Specialists" Vega OG, Janus C, Laskin DM. Quintessence Int 43: 429-434, 2012.

Coleman M, McCormick A, Laskin DM. The incidence of periodontal defects distal to the maxillary second molar after impacted third molar extraction. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011;69:319-321
Giglio JA, Lanni SM, Laskin DM, Giglio NW. Oral health care for the pregnant patient. Todays FDA. 2011;23:47-53
Kondori I, Mottin RW, Laskin DM. Accuracy of dentists in the clinical diagnosis of oral lesions. Quintessence Int. 2011;42:575-577
Laskin DM. Should prophylactic antibiotics be used for patients having removal of erupted teeth? Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2011;23:537-539, vi
Laskin DM. The future of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Oral Health. 2011;101:53-56 
Miller SR, Adams AC, Cuttino CL, Laskin DM. Palatal perforations due to chronic intranasal drug use. Virginia Dental Association Journal 2011;88:54-55
Mohammad AE, Best AM, Laskin DM. Attitudes and opinions of residency directors and residents about the importance of research in oral and maxillofacial surgery residencies. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011;69:2064-2069 
Sarraf AA, Abubaker AO, Laskin DM, Best AM. Characteristics of oral and maxillofacial surgery residencies that result in graduating residents entering academic positions. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011;69:2271-2274 
Decision Making in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Laskin, DM, Abubaker, AO (eds). Chicago, Ill. Quintessence Pub Co. 2007.

Personality and Gender Influences on Faculty Ratings and Rankings of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Applicants. Frantsve LM, Laskin DM, Auerbach SM, J Dent Educ 67:1252-1259, 2003

Nonsurgical Management of Bilateral Mandibular Fractures Associated with Dental Implants: Report of a Case. Laskin DM. Int J Oral Maxillofac Imp 18:739-744, 2003
The Residents’ Viewpoint of the Matching Process, Factors Influencing Their Program Selections, and Satisfaction with the Results. Laskin DM, Lesny RJ, Best AM. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 61:228-233, 2003

Differential Diagnosis of Tongue Lesions. Laskin DM, Giglio JA, Rippert ET. Quintessence Int. 34:331-342, 2003

The Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics for the Prevention of Postoperative Infections. Laskin DM, in Current Concepts in the Management of Maxillofacial Infections. Oral and Maxillofacial Clinics of North America, WB Saunders, Philadelphia 15:155-160, 2003

Current Concepts in the Management of Maxillofacial Infections. Laskin DM, Strauss RA (eds) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Vol 15, No 1, 2003 (Book)

Clinician’s Manual of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ed. 2). Kwon PH, Laskin DM (eds) Chicago, Quintessence Pub. Co., 2001 (Book)

The Use of Steroids and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Laskin DM, Giglio JA. Oral and Maxillofacial Clinics of North America 13:1, pgs. 31-41, 2001

The Influence of Preoperative Antibiotics on Success of Endosseous Implants at 36 Months. Laskin, DM, Dent, CD, Morris, HF, Ochi, S and Olson, J.W. Ann. Periodontal. 5:166-174, 2000

Long-Term Evaluation of Arthrocentesis for the Treatment of Internal Derangements of the Temporomandibular Joint. Carvajal, WA, and Laskin, DM. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 58:852-855, 2000