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Kai-Zu Chi

Center City Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Center City Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

1740 South St., Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA
19146

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About

While the practice focuses on full range of dental implant and bone grafting surgeries, wisdom teeth removal, and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Chi is proficiently trained in the surgical management of the hard and soft tissues of the facial region.

The practice state-of-the art facility (CBCT imaging, EmbraceRF … etc) provides patients with unparalled diagnostic and treatment capabilities.

The staff is trained in assisting with intravenous sedation within our outpatient office setting. Utilizing IV sedation, Dr. Chi can provide patients the option to undergo their procedures in a pleasant and stress-free manner. Dr. Chi and her team place the utmost importance on their patients; they strive to make every patient’s visit the best experience possible.

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

dental implant, bone graft, extractions, wisdom teeth removal, EmbraceRF (Morpheus8, FaceTite, Accutite) - facial rejuvenation procedures, Botox - cosmetic and therapeutic, oral lesion biopsy, infant frenectomy.

Awards or Certifications

LOVE awards winner - Philadelphia Family

Top-Ranked Dentist - Dental Insider

Diplomat – American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Fellow – American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Member - Pennsylvania Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Member – New Jersey Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Member – American Dental Association

Member – Pennsylvania Dental Association

American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

What's your background, education and training?

Dr. Chi is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Chi grew up in South America and Taipei, Taiwan. At the age of 16, she came to the United States by herself to pursue her education. Dr. Chi has been living in Philadelphia since 1999, after extensive travels in her youth.

Dr. Chi completed her undergraduate education with magna cum laude at Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 1997, earning Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and German, while she continued to place emphasis on her music education as a pianist. After college, she received the DAAD scholarship to do research in bio-organic chemistry in Munich, Germany. Dr. Chi returned to the United States afterwards, completed her dental training, and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated with honors. She also received Master of Higher Education from U Penn Graduate School of Education, while pursuing her dental education at Penn. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Chi completed her general surgery internship as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery training as chief resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. During residency, Dr. Chi also completed her medical training and received her MD degree from Jefferson (currently, Sidney Kimmel) Medical College.

Dr. Chi received extensive training in dentoalveolar surgery, orthodontic surgical procedures, placement of dental implants, oral facial pathology, medical and surgical management of sleep apnea, complex facial trauma and reconstruction surgery, cosmetic surgery, treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, sedation and general anesthesia. She also received excellent medical training in all aspects of medicine.

What do clients have to say about you?

1.

"I might not need to write this since Dr. Chi and her staff already have so many glowing reviews, but it feels important to thank them for their incredible work and decorum. I have had bad experiences with surgeons and dentists before and was very nervous about my wisdom tooth extraction, but Dr. Chi and her staff went out of their way to make my experience incredibly comfortable. Everything was explained thoroughly and modifications were made easily based on my needs. They also went very far out of their way to hold an appointment for me when challenges arose. I never thought an oral & maxillofacial surgery would be able to impress me so much but everyone who works there is incredible!" C.K November 2020

2.

“The Dr has Magic hands! I’ve had one implant done awhile back, no pain after the procedure. I came back to have two teeth pulled due to an infection. Was in the chair for two hours due to the infection and still no pain the next day! When I’m done I will have a total of three implants and I’m sure without any pain! The staff is very accommodating as well as personable. There is never a long wait to be seen and they work with your schedule! They also follow up after your procedure to see how you are doing!” M.H. October 2018

3.

"For several months, I looked for a surgeon that could extract a cyst from my jaw. I was told this was something dangerous and serious. One of the risks of not extracting the cyst was the risk of jaw fracture. I was told by another doctor that I would need to go to an operation room, that I would require general anestesia, a breathing tube during the surgery and that I would require rehabilitation of my jaw muscles and that I was not going to be able to chew for a whole month!. However, I found Dr Kai Zu on the web and read wonderful reviews about her. So I made an appointment for which I didn't have to wait long (which often happens with new patients, specially). She understood my frustration and worries right away and told me that she could perform the procedure in her office and that I wouldn't require to go to the operation room. I was so pleasantly surprised by her talent to performed a very delicate surgery. She extracted a wisdom tooth #32 ( which apparently caused the cyst) and the cyst. The cyst was underneath the last tooth #31 and she didn't have to remove it (this was a possibility, but fortunately it didn't happen). The surgery was a complete success. I didn't feel a thing and they treated me with dignity and respect. After the surgery, I was barely swollen and barely in pain. My recovery was amazingly fast and painless. I was eating a hamburger on the fifth day after the procedure. Today I feel immensely relieved that this is over and 100% satisfied with the attention I received by Dr Kai Zu, her assistant and receptionist. They are an exceptional team of professionals." - A.M January 2020

Hours of operation

Mon 9:15 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Insurances Accepted

Most insurances. Please contact the office to confirm.

Awards

Top Dentist: 2021

Keywords:

While the practice focuses on full range of dental implant and bone grafting surgeries, wisdom teeth removal, and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Chi is proficiently trained in the surgical management of the hard and soft tissues of the facial region. The practice state-of-the art facility (CBCT imaging, EmbraceRF … etc) provides patients with unparalled diagnostic and treatment capabilities. The staff is trained in assisting with intravenous sedation within our outpatient office setting. Utilizing IV sedation, Dr. Chi can provide patients the option to undergo their procedures in a pleasant and stress-free manner. Dr. Chi and her team place the utmost importance on their patients; they strive to make every patient’s visit the best experience possible.