Dr. Jay Selznick
by Michelle Brooks
Mesquite Oral Surgery is now open in Mesquite, Nevada. There is no need to drive to St. George or Las Vegas for oral surgery anymore. Dr. Jay Selznick provides first-class service combined with state-of-the-art equipment that will rival any big city, and Mesquite’s residents don’t ever have to get on the freeway.
Dr. Jay K. Selznick, D.M.D., M.D has over twenty-five years of experience in oral and maxillofacial (relating to the jaws and face) surgery. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from the New York University, College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Selznick went on to receive his doctorate in dental medicine from the ivy league University of Pennsylvania. He then completed his internship and residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in the world’s largest level one trauma center, King’s County Hospital Center/State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in New York City.
Raised in a family of surgeons in New York, Dr. Selznick, at the age of fifteen, was fascinated with oral surgery. With some influence from a friend of his father’s, who was an oral surgeon at the time, he knew from that age that this was the field he wanted to pursue.
How does an oral surgeon from New York City end up practicing in Nevada? When Dr. Selznick was growing up, he had many opportunities to visit an aunt who was a heart surgeon living in Reno. Later, in 1993, Las Vegas was about to unveil the new MGM Grand Casino, and Dr. Selznick wanted to be there. He and his then girlfriend traveled to Las Vegas for the opening where Dr. Selznick proposed. The newlyweds returned to live in Las Vegas in 1994.
Dr. Selznick now serves as the Associate Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Las Vegas‘ University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and is associated with a number of hospitals and medical centers in Nevada including Valley Hospital Medical Center, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, and Desert View Regional Medical Center, in addition to having his own practice in Las Vegas. But his heart lies in Nevada’s small towns. With practices in Elko, Pahrump, and now Mesquite, Dr. Selznick feels that he is able to make more of a connection and create relationships with his patients in rural settings, while still offering the technology and expertise normally found in big cities.
An observant Jew, Dr. Selznick speaks Hebrew fluently, has been to Israel over a dozen times, and lived there for three years. He is also a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
Now accepting new patients, Mesquite Oral Surgery is open for business. Mesquite’s residents no longer need to travel to receive excellent care with the latest technology when it comes to oral surgery. Dr. Selznick provides big-city treatment while creating relationships and appreciating each of his patients.
Learn more about Dr. Selznick and Mesquite Oral Surgery at www.MesquiteOralSurgery.com or or call the Mesquite office at (702) 346-1588.