Dr. Guy Lanzi
Dr. Guy Lanzi has been practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery for more than 30 years. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Lanzi completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick and went on to earn his DMD from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He moved to Denver, Colorado to complete his residency in a busy regional hospital with a Level 1 trauma center affiliated with the University of Colorado.
Dr. Lanzi became interested in oral surgery in Colorado while interacting with doctors treating trauma patients. He decided to enroll in the oral surgery program at Denver; after completing it and an extensive internship with a renowned private practice there, he returned to South Jersey.
While preparing for his Board examinations, Dr. Lanzi met Dr. Frank Verdi, one of the best oral surgeons on the East Coast and a founding member of Cooper University Hospital’s Regional Cleft-Craniofacial Program. Within two years, Dr. Lanzi began working as an associate with Dr. Verdi’s practice.
Working with the Cooper cleft palate team over the years has been a highlight of Dr. Lanzi’s career. Dr. Lanzi’s work with the team focuses on performing bone grafts on children six to nine years of age to make the jaw one continuous structure. Dr. Lanzi, along with Dr. Verdi, performed the first published placement of a tooth implant in a bone-grafted jaw.
Receiving a call to interview for a position as team oral surgeon for the Philadelphia Flyers is yet another highlight in Dr. Lanzi’s fascinating career. The job entails attending every Flyer’s home game, tending to the Flyers injuries as well as those of the visiting team. Dr. Lanzi has held this exciting “night job” for more than 26 years!
Dr. Lanzi feels honored to have the chance to carry on the legacy of Dr. Verdi, who always challenged his colleagues and trainees to “take it to the next level.” The entire team at Lanzi Burke continues to be committed to developing their expertise on an ongoing basis, which is why other doctors have continually referred difficult procedures to their practice. Dr. Lanzi views that taking care of those patients is both an honor and privilege.