Dr. Kademani Named One of Minnesota’s Top Doctors

Dr. Kademani was named one of 2021’s Top Doctors according to a Minnesota Monthly. The statewide survey conducted by Professional Research Services asked not just ordinary people but also peers and other doctors to determine who is deserving of this honor. The survey includes thousands of votes and due to Dr. Kademani’s utmost respect from the community and admiration for his selfless dedication to others, he was voted onto this prestigious list.

SARTELL, MN SEPTEMBER 23: Dr. Deepak Kademani and staff at Minnesota Oral & Facial Surgery on September 2020 in Sartell, Minnesota, Credit: Tony Nelson

As listed by Minnesota Monthly, The Top Doctors list perennially serves as the definitive guide for Minnesota’s most influential consumers. This is exceeding outstanding considering the struggles of this past year and the effect it has on medical professionals.

Dr. Kademani is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons and the American Head and Neck Society. In addition to authoring or co-authoring over one hundred books, abstracts, chapters, monographs, and publications, he has authored two textbook’s ‘Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’ and ‘Improving Outcomes in Oral Cancer’ He has delivered over 300 invited lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, predominantly in head and neck pathology, oral cancer and reconstructive head and neck surgery. He prides himself on delivering the highest quality and compassionate surgical care to his patients.

To learn more about Dr. Kademani, please review his biography listed here.

To book an appointment with our team, please contact us today.

Dr. Kademani Named Best Dentist of 2020 By Minnesota Monthly

In the November/December edition of Minnesota Monthly, Dr. Kademani, DMD, MD, FACS, and Julie Kline, NP, were featured as the Best Dentists of 2020. As reported by the article, Dr. Kademani has been featured in both Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors and Best Dentists lists.

SARTELL, MN SEPTEMBER 23: Dr. Deepak Kademani and staff at Minnesota Oral & Facial Surgery on September 2020 in Sartell, Minnesota, Credit: Tony Nelson

Deepak Kademani, DMD, MD, FACS and his team of dentists practice a full scope of oral surgery, maxillofacial surgery and dental procedures respectively. He completed his dental, medical degrees and surgical residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery education at the University of Pennsylvania. This was followed by a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery. He was subsequently board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In 2004 he was the recipient of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Faculty Education Development Award.

In his masterful career, Dr. Kademani has treated some of Minnesota’s most complicated and unique cases. He also remains committed to the betterment of the next generation of doctors by authoring over “100 publications and articles including 2 textbooks and given more than 300 lectures nationally and internationally,” as reported by the article in Minnesota Monthly.

Dr. Kademani Leads COVID-19 Webinar at 2021 Delta Dental of Minnesota

Dr. Kademani lead a webinar at Delta Dental of Minnesota focused on COVID-19 and its implications on head and neck cancer. This lecture allowed Dr. Kademani to speak about the management of head and neck cancer as well as further provide awareness of this disease. Since April was Head and Neck Cancer Awareness month, this lecture brought tremendous insight and information to the local medical and dental community. The three main pillars of this awareness involve Recognition, Celebration, and Advocacy. If you’re interested in learning more or hearing Dr. Kademani’s lecture, the full webinar can be viewed by clicking the video above.

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

As we approach Head and Neck Cancer Awareness month in April, it is with great excitement that we announce our application for the Minneapolis St. Anthony Falls Bridge lighting has been accepted!  This means that on Sunday, April 4th from sunset to sunrise the bridge will be bathed in burgundy to represent Head and Neck Cancer Awareness.  It should be a pretty spectacular sight!

Our Head & Neck Cancer Foundation was established in 2020 to help our patients, community, dental and medical specialties with issues related to Head and Neck Cancer through philanthropic efforts.

Annually head and neck cancer will affect over 550,000 people worldwide and over 65,000 people in the US. It is our hope that our Foundation will increase awareness and improve education for patients with head and neck cancer in Minnesota.

Now in existence for a year, our organization continues to strive to expand its programs and offerings to the community. We hope that you will be able to take part in one or more of the many exciting events that we are offering this year and experience firsthand the pride we take in supporting our cause. Our mission is to save lives through education, research, and advocacy.” We have created a dedicated foundation advisory board, started an educational symposium, and established a patient support group. We have an ambitious future agenda to engage community leaders and organizations to raise awareness for head and neck cancer.

In order to meet our mission and provide services in our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for financial support and partnerships that allow us to reach a wider audience. Without the assistance of community-minded and socially responsible individuals just like you, we wouldn’t be able to serve those in our community each year. We ask that you consider a commitment to support our annual appeal by making a modest financial donation. We are also looking for organizational platforms to help us educate our community on the importance of early detection and screening for head and neck cancer. Your generosity will make a difference in our community by allowing us to continue this important work…. that will save lives.

Thank you in advance for your support! If you want to learn more or offer a donation, please visit our Head and Neck Foundation page located HERE.

Oral Cancer: Detection, Treatment and Post-therapeutic Management

Dr. Deepak Kademani will be leading a virtual course offered through the University of Minnesota on Friday, November 6 to discuss oral cancer detection, treatment, and post-therapeutic management.

While oral cancer is one of the most treatable of the major cancers, when discovered and managed early, the rate of impacted patients is rising dramatically. Dental professionals are uniquely positioned to screen patients and detect oral cancer in its early, treatable stage.

Topics covered will include:

  1. Oral cancer incidence and at-risk populations
  2. Identification and differentiation of lesions in the oral cavity
  3. Recommendations for action when suspicious lesions are found
  4. Rationale, determination, and description of various treatment alternatives
  5. Complications from cancer therapies
  6. Management of post-therapeutic complications in the dental office

If you wish to learn more or if you want to register for the upcoming session, please click HERE.


Dr. Kademani To Deliver A Lecture At The 102nd Annual AAMOS meetings

Dr. Kademani DMD, MD, FACS will be delivering a lecture titled “Pathology Breakout –
Management of the Surgical Airway” on Sunday, October 4 as part of the 102nd AAOMS
Annual Meeting. The lecture will be taught virtually alongside Dr. Dillion, MBBS, DDS,
FDSRCS, FACS, the program director and Chief of OMS at the University of Washington.

Dr. Kademani and Dr. Dillion’s lecture will focus on techniques for surgical airway management
and provide a comprehensive review of airway assessment, including indications for surgical
airways and techniques for potential surgical airway complications. Participants attending the
lecture should expect to review the algorithm for difficult airway management and identification
techniques for airway adjuncts and non-surgical airway management.

View the schedule of sessions and events at AAOMS.org/AMprogram.

We’re Reopening for Elective and Emergency Cases on May 13th

The last 6 weeks have been trying times for us as we were all dealing with the unprecedented issues surrounding the global pandemic.  The pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives and resulted in the closure of essentially all elective surgery except but emergency care. Through Governor Waltz’s leadership we are beginning to reopen our elective surgical and dental services as of May 13th. Although we are grateful and excited about returning to work, it is not the time to let down our guard and as a community we need to work together to ensure we continue to minimize the spread of the virus while resuming our daily activities.

We have carefully followed the progress of the pandemic and implemented recommendations for minimizing its spread. Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health Services (MDH), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Governor’s office we have formulated a plan that maximizes the safety of our patients and their families as well as our healthcare team. We would like to share with you the many changes that we have implemented. As time passes and recommendations change, our protocols will also change and evolve to encompass the best available evidence for our patients.

What will not change is our continued commitment to the safety of our staff and patients.


  • In an effort to minimize in-office time, when at all possible, prior to arriving at the office, patient registration paperwork should be completed online through our website.
  • A viral exposure intake form will be completed by any person, patient or escort that comes into the office.
  • All individuals entering the office to wear their own face mask.
  • Every person entering the office will have their temperature checked.


  • Hand sanitizer will be provided in the office.
  • Our staff will be routinely cleaning chairs, tables and the general waiting area and bathroom.
  • There will be no magazines or books in the waiting area, so please bring any desired reading material.
  • No food or beverages will be permitted in the waiting room.
  • The number of chairs in the waiting room have been reduced. Each chair will be set a minimum of 6 feet apart.


  • Whether it be a surgical consultation or a surgical procedure, we request that only necessary individuals be present.
  • We request that adult patients enter the waiting room alone and have others wait in the car or outside.
  • Only one escort for minor patients will be permitted. All others wait in the car or outside.
  • To minimize the amount of individuals in our waiting and surgical area, we will be staggering surgical and consultative appointments.
  • After every appointment, all areas and our equipment and areas will be thoroughly cleaned per our protocol.


  • Any staff member feeling ill will stay at home.
  • Our entire staff will daily complete viral exposure intake forms and have their temperatures taken.
  • All staff will follow CMS and CDC universal source guidelines.
  • Masks will be worn in non-treatment and treatment areas.
  • Staff will adhere to regular hand washing and sanitizing.
  • All of our staff will arrive at our office in their personal clothing, change into work PPE, and upon completion of their work day, change back into personal clothing. All scrubs (PPE) will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.
  • Any staff member that comes in contact with a person texting positive or any person that is being tested will self-quarantine. They will not return to work without a note from their physician.


We thank you for your patience as these protocols are an adjustment for all of us. In order to ease the transition, the following will also be available.

  • If necessary, another individual can phone into a consultation via speaker phone to listen and ask questions.
  • If additional explanation of insurance, financial obligations, or options is needed, a follow up phone call can be made.
  • Virtual Consultations, with encrypted software, are available to minimize exposure. Please call for more information.

Our doctors and staff at Minnesota Oral and Facial Surgery Center appreciate your efforts and cooperation to limit the spread of the virus. We look forward to continuing to be of service to you and our community.


Deepak Kademani DMD MD FACS and Rod VanSurskum DDS

Minnesota Oral and Facial Surgery

Partners for your Healthcare Journey-Providing Excellence in Surgical Care