About Dr. Lieblich
Dr. Lieblich grew up on Long Island, NY, where he was an avid science student and knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue a profession in the sciences. Dentistry seemed the perfect choice with its combination of both medicine and dentistry, so he was bound for dental school. During his training, an esteemed professor and mentor inspired Dr. Lieblich to go into oral surgery to make a larger impact on improving people’s lives while utilizing a variety of hands-on skills and medical and scientific methodologies.
After completing his education and a residency heavily weighted in treating facial trauma, Dr. Lieblich assumed a full-time position on the faculty of the University of Connecticut until 1988 and currently maintains a part-time teaching appointment at the University of Connecticut as Clinical Professor. At the university, he lectures to the medical and dental students on the head and neck anatomy (with a special focus on the temporomandibular joint and the anatomy of orthognathic surgery) and to the various post-graduate residency programs. At Avon Oral, Facial and Implant Surgery, Dr. Lieblich enjoys a hybrid role that allows him to maintain his faculty position while offering his patients holistic, patient-centric care daily. The doctor would like each of his patients to know that the dental professionals at Avon Oral, Facial and Implant Surgery take patient comfort very seriously and are the first in our field to utilize advanced opioid-free medications that are safe and effective for pain management. We also stay on the forefront of the newest technology and tools for the highest quality patient care, including virtual surgical planning.
Dr. Lieblich is on the medical staff at Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, John Dempsey Hospital (University of Connecticut Health Center), and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
Dr. Lieblich graduated from Rutgers University with highest honors in 1977 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1981.
For his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency, Dr. Lieblich focused on treating facial trauma at Kings County/Downstate Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Lieblich is board-certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has served as a director and president of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and following a six-year term as a member of the examination committee of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (chair of the medicine and anesthesia sections), he was elected to an eight-year term of the ABOMS board of directors (President 2009-2010).
Hobbies & Personal Life
When Dr. Lieblich is not serving the patients at Avon Oral, Facial and Implant Surgery, he is dedicated to yearly medical missions to Haiti and enjoys staying very active in academics and speaking and writing about his passion for the practice of oral surgery. He has been a contributor to over 20 textbooks and recently co-authored the textbook Anesthesia Complications in the Dental Office. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts. As an invited speaker at conferences throughout the United States, he has presented his research at international scientific meetings with focuses on ambulatory anesthesia, dental implants, dentoalveolar surgery, and periapical surgery. Dr. Lieblich is on the editorial boards of the journals Anesthesia Progress; Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology (“Triple O”); and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (section editor, Anesthesia/Facial Pain). He regularly reviews articles for the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and General Dentistry.
Dr. Lieblich serves on many local, state, and national committees in his specialty and currently is a member of the American Dental Association’s Commission on Accreditation (oral and maxillofacial surgery) and is co-chair of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Parameters of Care Committee. He is currently a co-PI on a national multicenter study on the use of antibiotics for elective oral surgical procedures.