Dr. Susan Snyder
Susan K. Snyder, DMD, MD is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery and began working as an oral surgeon nearly nine years ago. Born and raised in Fresno, California, she left California for New York City to study music and the liberal arts. She attended Barnard College of Columbia University, with focuses in political science and music, and cross registered at Manhattan School of Music for piano studies. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Snyder continued her studies at Boston University on a merit scholarship to complete her Doctorate in Dental Medicine, graduating summa cum laude and first in her class. After dental school she relocated to the beautiful bluegrass country of Lexington, Kentucky for training in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Snyder completed her six-year oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Kentucky, becoming the first woman to complete this training at the University of Kentucky. As part of her training, she completed her medical degree, graduating with distinction, and completed training as an anesthesia resident physician for five months, as well as a general surgery preliminary year. Dr. Snyder worked in a broad-scope oral surgery practice in Long Island, New York as an associate prior to moving to the Bay Area.
Dr. Snyder has a broad interest in oral surgery including dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, tissue regeneration and bone grafting, nerve repair, trauma, benign pathology, temporomandibular joint and orthognathic surgery. She volunteered regularly at the Lexington Mission Clinic and Remote Area Medical while in residency to provide dental care to underserved residents. She also volunteered with CLAYPA, a cleft lip and palate organization in Mexico.
Dr. Snyder is happy to be back in California near her family. She enjoys playing the piano, cooking, traveling, theatre and music, and exploring the Bay Area with her dog.