James Vaiana, DDS

Dr. James Vaiana was raised in Merrillville, Indiana.  He also received his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Notre Dame.  After college, he went to dental school at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  He then received his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, West Side VA, Cook County Hospitals.  After residency, Dr. Vaiana joined Dr. Rooney in practice at Illinois Valley Oral Surgeons.  His academic positions include past Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His is also past president of the Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is presently the Program Chairman for that same organization. Dr. Vaiana has served as a Delegate and Alternate for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for several years. 

He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Illinois Valley Dental Society. Dr. Vaiana also serves on several committees at local area hospitals.  He has been certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1991.