Meet Dr. Battel

Dr. Battel is an Active Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS).
Board Certification by ABOMS requires rigorous application and examination processes. An individual who has the status of Candidate and/or Diplomate has verified his/her training in an accredited residency program, showed evidence of post-training experience and proven to have an unrestricted dental and/or medical license. A Candidate becomes a Diplomate of ABOMS when he/she further satisfactorily completes both the Qualifying and Oral Certifying Examination. The Diplomate has then met a gold standard in the specialty. Active Diplomates with initial certification after 1990 obtained time-limited certificates. These individuals are required to maintain certification by successfully completing the components of the ABOMS Certification Maintenance (CM) process: Evidence of Professional Standing, Evidence of Lifelong Learning, Evidence of Cognitive Expertise and Evaluation of Performance in Practice. An Active Diplomate is a Diplomate who is actively engaged in the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery or receives monetary remuneration by virtue of being an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and is currently in good standing with the ABOMS. An Active Diplomate with a time-limited certificate is subject to all Certification Maintenance (CM) requirements. The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) is the certifying board for the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the United States and is recognized and approved by the Council on Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association.


University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Bachelor of Science

Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, VA

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Resident, General Practice Residency

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Resident, Anesthesiology- Certificate

Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Resident, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia


American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons  (1996)

Recertification (2016)


American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Maine Dental Association

Midcoast Dental Society

Since 1992, I have been an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in private practice. My goal is to provide each patient I see with the best care available.

I enjoy the diversity of the patients I see in my office. Every day I learn a great deal from them, their courage, their families, and the unique lives they lead. They inspire me, making me eager to continue learning so that I may perfect the care I am able to provide. It is also through serving them that I feel connected to the greater community.

My profession is challenging and gratifying. Because it requires all of my mental and physical skills, the practice is both rewarding and humbling. I have been given the opportunity to change patients’ faces and improve their oral health, which can lead to a profound transformation in the nature and quality of their lives. I get a great deal of satisfaction from completing surgical procedures which make such a positive impact in their lives. I believe it is by listening to my patients that I can be their truest advocate.