DR. POLLACCIA ORAL SURGEON IN WHEAT RIDGE CO
Dr. Nino Pollaccia grew up in Southern California where he was quite active in extreme sports thus spent a good amount of time at the doctor’s office having a broken bone repaired or getting a few stitches. This is where he developed a passion for healthcare and dedicated himself to the long and arduous journey of becoming an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California San Diego, followed by his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Howard University School of Dentistry in Washington DC. Graduating with honors he continued his extensive post-doctoral training by obtaining a General Practice Residency degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry where he spent a great deal of time treating patients who required advanced and or hospitalized dental care. This lead him to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine affiliated with New England Medical Center where he completed four years of residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. While at Tufts OMFS residency, he also completed advanced training in Intravenous Sedation and General Anesthesia, General Surgery, ENT Surgery and Transplant Surgery as well as managing and treating patients in the Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Unit. As chief resident he was responsible for treating complex facial deformities and injuries within the hospital system as well as complex dentoalveolar, bone grafting and dental implant cases. It was during this time that he developed a passion for restoring patient’s ability to speak, chew and smile through bone grafting and dental implants.
Upon completing his training Dr Pollaccia relocated to Colorado in 2006 with his wife Lindsey and their four children Kyler, Kade, Kross and Kaya. Always one to push himself to achieve as much as possible he not only opened a private practice but spent several years helping to establish the well known Clear Choice Dental Implant Center where he was a pioneer in the full mouth reconstruction system known as the All on Four or teeth in a day restoration.
Dr. Pollaccia provides the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with particular interest in minor and complex bone grafting, dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, Oral pathology and Anesthesia. He is a member of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Colorado Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. In spite of his extensive training he stays on the forefront of his specialty by attending 60+ hours of continued education annually. Dr. Pollaccia gives back to his specialty through medical trips to Honduras and Mexico as well as providing free care locally since 2006 as part of Metropolitan Dental Society (Donated Dental Services).
Dr. Pollaccia maintains certifications and licensure with the Colorado State Dental License, Colorado State Dental Board to Administer Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia, Basic Life support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
In his free time he enjoys hiking, biking, trail running and spending time with his family including 5 dogs and 2 horses.