Lydia J. Lam


Dr. Lam is well trained and highly proficient in office-based Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, and bone grafting. Having gained valuable experience during her general practice residency, she is well versed not only in the surgical arena but in the restorative aspect of dental rehabilitation as well. Since joining Staten Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery she has taken on numerous challenging full arch reconstruction cases and helped many patients achieve their dreams of a new smile with Teeth-in-a-Day. She is one of few providers in the tri-state area with extensive experience in providing zygomatic implants for complex dental implant rehabilitation.

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Meet Lydia J. Lam

Dr. Lam was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Following high school, she moved to California to pursue an accelerated dental program at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, where she earned both her bachelor’s and D.D.S. degrees within six years. After receiving her dental degree, she relocated back to the East Coast, where she completed a general practice residency at Kings County Hospital Center, a premier Level I trauma hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Subsequently, she went on to first complete an internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and then a four-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training program there. During this time, she served as chief resident.

Additionally, Dr. Lam enjoys traveling abroad with the team at Staten Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery providing charity cleft lip and palate surgery. She is also on staff and maintains privileges at Staten Island University Hospital, where she enjoys participating in resident education and performing OR-based surgeries.

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The Art of Surgery With Our Staten Island Oral Surgeons

Staten Island oral surgeons Dr. David Hoffman and Dr. Lydia J. Lam are featured in Industry Magazine! Our Staten Island dentistry professionals discuss how advances in dental technology have led to cutting-edge improvements in oral surgery. Thanks to these innovations, oral surgeons performing cleft lip surgery, bone grafting, dental implant surgery, and more can achieve substantial results with less downtime than ever before.