Sung Hee Cho, DDS, MD


Meet Dr. Cho
An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Medical Doctor with Specialized Education and Experience in Treating Oral Cancers.

Dr. Sung Hee Cho is a Board Certified dual-degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon – trained and licensed as both a dentist and a medical doctor – who practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery while possessing specialized education and experience in managing oral cavity cancers and other pathology, including performing microvascular reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Cho earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine, where he served as Student Body President and co-editor of the student research publication. He then entered the Emory University School of Medicine, where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.  Dr. Cho completed a Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery under the guidance of the internationally renowned Steven Roser, DMD, MD, an internship in General Surgery, and an American Head and Neck Society-accredited (AHNS) Oncologic and Microvascular Surgical Fellowship in the Department of Otolaryngology.  He is the first oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the country to complete this highly specialized Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) medical training.   Immediately upon completing his Fellowship at Emory, Dr. Cho, his wife Juliane, and their three sons re-located to Bergen County so that Dr. Cho could join Riverside Oral Surgery.

Dr. Cho is on staff and operates out of Hackensack University Medical Center and The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.  He has published articles in peer reviewed journals on peripheral nerve repair, written textbook chapters on the medical management of surgical patients, and participates in educating resident doctors at Hackensack University Medical Center.  Dr. Cho has also volunteered on medical mission trips to Jamaica and Nicaragua to treat various conditions, including cleft lip and palate. 

Dr. Cho’s extensive training enables him to manage benign and malignant conditions of the head and neck, complex craniomaxillofacial trauma, reconstructive procedures, the care of critically ill patients, and all other aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery. His superb skills are matched by his commitment to the Riverside Oral Surgery philosophy of assuring the optimal patient experience by providing uncompromised care in an unparalleled setting.

“More than 45,000 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year. My focus is on prevention, early identification and treatment of precancerous conditions, and providing oral cancer patients with the most advanced, most proven therapies available anywhere today.”

Sung Hee Cho, DDS, MD