Dr. Joseph M. Arzadon, an oral, maxillofacial and facial cosmetic surgeon, migrated to the United States in 1973. He was raised in Alexandria, VA, where he went to local elementary and high school. He received his undergraduate degree in Zoology from the George Washington University, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland School Of Dentistry, and received his Medical Degree from the University of Connecticut School Of Medicine. He completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Connecticut Health Center where he completed his training in 1996. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, and member of both the American Dental Association and the American Medical Association. He is licensed in both Medicine and Dentistry, and certified in both Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery.
Starting out as an associate in 1996, Dr. Arzadon quickly gained trust and confidence from his colleagues and patients. In October 1997, he founded Northern Virginia Surgical Arts with the opening of the first office in Arlington, and then in December 2000, the second office was established in Gainesville. In June 2002, the cosmetic practice was expanded with the opening of The Spa Clinic in Gainesville. In September 2006, the third office was opened in Manassas Park. Most recently, he was voted “Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons” in the Northern Virginia area by Washingtonian Magazine. He has privileges at the Washington Hospital Center. His special interests are facial cosmetic, dental implant, and reconstructive surgery. In his 10 years of practice, Dr. Arzadon has performed over a thousand facial cosmetic procedures and placed thousands of dental implants along with major bone grafting as well as routine oral surgery and maxillofacial surgeries.
In his spare time, Dr. Arzadon volunteers as Chief Medical Officer of the Philippine-American Medical Mission of the Metro-Washington DC Area, also known as Medical Mission of Mercy, USA. This is a non-profit health organization, which provides free medical, surgical and dental care to poverty stricken people in the Philippines. To date, MMOM USA has treated more than 30,000 patients in their 10 years of existence. Dr. Arzadon has been an active volunteer to the medical missions in the Philippines, providing cleft lip and palate surgery since 1997, and has personally treated over 300 patients with cleft lip and palate.
He met his wife, Catherine Panlilio, M.D., during a medical mission. They are blessed with 3 children, Christopher, Robbie and Lauren Marie. They live in Falls Church, VA, where he enjoys gardening and keeping koi ponds.
Dr. Arzadon remains current with the newer techniques in the field of maxillofacial and cosmetic surgery through continuing education. He believes in treating patients in the same way as he would his family, and that listening is the key to a successful outcome.