Dr. Jiean Heifetz-Li

Sees patients in Guilford

Dr. Heifetz-Li {PRACTICE_NAME} Hometown

San Francisco, CA


Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Temple University Hospital (2022)
    • Chief Resident, Temple University Hospital
    • Chief Resident, Cooper University Hospital
    • Resident Member of the Temple University Hospital Performance Improvement/Patient Safety Committee

Internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital (2018)

Doctor of Dental Medicine

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (2017)
    • Honors in Medically Complex Care
    • Honors in Community Health

Master of Public Health, Molecular Epidemiology

  • University of Michigan School of Public Health (2012)
    • Dean’s Scholarship (2011, 2012)

Bachelor of Arts, Integrative Biology

  • University of California, Berkeley (2010)
    • Student-Athlete: Men’s Rowing


Dr. Heifetz-Li is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who practices a wide scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar surgery (extraction of teeth, placement of implants, bone grafting), adult & pediatric intravenous (IV) sedation/general anesthesia, maxillofacial pathology, head & neck infections, and management of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). He has a clinical interest in serving pediatric and special needs populations.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Heifetz-Li is committed to the scientific advancement of oral and maxillofacial surgery through research and innovation. He has authored and presented on numerous topics, including anesthesia & surgical airway management, orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint disorders, and maxillofacial pathology. He currently is engaged in research projects investigating the epidemiology of maxillofacial trauma, hospital utilization/quality assurance, and the efficacy of virtual surgical planning on patient outcomes.


  1. Mangar J, Heifetz-Li J, Kuklani R, Deitrick P, Bahn PA. Bilateral maxillary langerhans cell histiocytosis in a 6-month-old patient. Journal of Dentistry for Children. Manuscript Accepted for Publication
  2. Heifetz-Li J, Abdelsamie S. Pseudoaneurysm following “routine” third molar extraction: a case report and review of the literature. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases. 2022; 3(1); Article 100249
  3. Heifetz-Li J, Mechas N, Deitrick P. How Accurate are Patient-Specific Osteotomy Guides and Fixation Plates in Orthognathic Surgery? Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2021; 3; Article 100124
  4. Heifetz-Li, J, Roknian VA, Abdelsamie S, Mulligan JP. Clinical Considerations for the Implant-Seeking Post-Bariatric Surgery Patient: A Mini-Review. Oral Health Dental Science. 2021; 5(2); 1-6
  5. Heifetz-Li J, Miller R, Fielding AF, Abdelsamie S. OMFS Residency and Silver-Linings Amidst the Darkness of a Pandemic. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences. 2020; 4(12): 1-2
  6. Heifetz-Li J, Abdelsamie S, Campbell CB, Roth S, Fielding AF, Mulligan JP. Systematic Review of the Use of Pentoxifylline and Tocopherol for the Treatment of Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology. 2019 Nov;128(5):491-497.e2
  7. Stern AL, Lee RN, Pankvelker N, Li J, Harrowitz J, Jordan-Sciutto KL, Akay-Espinoza C. Differential effects of antiretroviral drugs on neurons in vitro: a role for the endogenous antioxidant response. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. 2018 Mar; 13(1):64-76
  8. Luo T, Srinivasan U, Ramadugu K, Shedden K, Neiswanger K, Trumble E, Li J, McNeil D, Crout R, Weyant R, Marazita M, Foxman B. Effects of Specimen Collection Methodologies and Storage Conditions on the Short-Term Stability of Oral Microbiome Taxonomy. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2016 Aug 30;82(18):5519-29
  9. Goetting-Minesky MP, Godovikova V, Li J, Seshadrinathan S., Timm JC, Kamodia SS, Fenno JC. Conservation and Revised Annotation of the Treponema denticola prcB-prcA-prtP Locus Encoding Dentilisn (CTLP) Protease Complex. Molecular Oral Microbiology. 2013 Jun; 28(3): 181-91

Hospital Affiliations

  • Yale New Haven Hospital – New Haven, CT
  • Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus – New Haven, CT
  • Guilford Surgery Center – Guilford, CT

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Diplomate
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Connecticut Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Shoreline Dental Society


  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support


Dr. Heifetz-Li lives in Guilford with his wife and son. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, hiking, and attempting to complete the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle.