Meet the doctor

David A. Bussard, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Bussard was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended Indiana University as an undergraduate, and received his Masters of Science (M.S.) degree in Anatomy from Indiana University while attending Indiana University School of Dentistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1977 and completed his three-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center and Methodist Hospital. He served as President of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in 1998-99. He is a Diplomate of and has served as an Examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. In 2000, he received the “Excellence in Cosmetic Surgery” award from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship in the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He served on the Board of Directors of Easter Seals Crossroad of Indianapolis from 2000-2003. Dr. Bussard has given several national and international talks on orthognathic (jaw) surgery and cleft palate surgery. He has performed over 2000 of these procedures. He has published more than 20 scientific articles, and has been a contributing author in two textbooks. Dr. Bussard is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He is married and has five daughters and two granddaughters. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife, Ellen, playing golf, skiing, and sailing.  

Dr. Bussard retired from Indiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates as of 7/31/15.
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Community Surgery Center North
  • St. Vincent Hospital- Indianapolis and Carmel

Publications

Bussard, D.A., R.K. Stoelting, C. Peterson, M. Ishag. Fetal Changes in Hamsters Anesthetized with Nitrous Oxide and Halothane. Anesthesiology Vol. 41, No. 3, September 1974. Bussard, D.A., Congenital Anomalies and Inhalation Anesthetics, JADA, Vol. 93, September 1976. Bussard, D.A., The Interpretation and Significance of Certain “Routine” Laboratory Diagnostic Tests. Journal Indiana Dental Association Vol. 58, No. 2, March/April 1979. Reprinted: Illinois Dental Journal, November/December 1979 Arkansas Dental Journal, March, 1980 Bussard, D.A., G. Kerr, C. Hutton, and H. Yune. Technique and Use of “Corrected-axis” Tomograms of the Mandibular Condyles. 000, Vol. 49, No. 5, May, 1980. Abstract of paper presented to the Scientific Abstracts Sessions 62nd Annual Meeting, AAOMS, Chicago, Illinois, September, 1979. Bussard, D.A., T.H. Lapp. The Diagnosis of Dentofacial Deformities. Part I. The Evaluation of Facial Esthetics. Journal of Indiana Dental Association. Vol. 60:3, May/June 1981. Bussard, D.A., T.H. Lapp. The Diagnosis of Dentofacial Deformities. Part II. Mandibular Excess (Prognathism) and Mandibular Deficiency (Micrognathia). Journal of Indiana Dental Association. Vol. 60:5, September/October 1981. Bussard, D.A., T.H. Lapp. The Diagnosis of Dentofacial Deformities. Part III. Vertical Maxillary Excess and Maxillary Deficiency. Journal of Indiana Dental Association. Vol. 61.3, May/June 1982. Bussard, D.A., H. Yune, D. Whitehead, R. Kleyle, C. Hutton. Comparison Corrected-Axis and Straight Lateral TMJ Tomograms. Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. Vol. 18:12. December 1984. Garrison, B.T., T.H. Lapp, D.A. Bussard. The Stability of LeFort I Maxillary Osteotomies in Patients with Simultaneous Alveolar Cleft Bone Grafts. Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. Vol. 45:9. September 1987. Krull, J.K. and D.A. Bussard. Chapter 26. Cephalometrics and Facial Esthetics: The Key to Complete Treatment Planning. Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent. 5th Edition. C.V. Mosby Co., St. Louis, 1987. Bussard, D.A., T.H. Lapp, B.T. Garrison. Surgical Correction of Mandibular Arch Length Deficiency. International Journal Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery. 1:88. Bussard, D.A. and T.H. Lapp. Technique to Proper Intraoral Wound Edge Alignment. JOMS 48:531-532, 1990. Moenning, J.E., D.A. Bussard, T.H. Lapp, B.T. Garrison. A Comparison of Relapse in Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomies for Mandibular Advancement: Rigid Internal Fixation (Screws) Versus Inferior Border Wiring with Anterior Skeletal Fixation. International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery. Vol. 5:3, 175-182, 1990. Moenning, J.E., B.T. Garrison, T.H. Lapp, D.A. Bussard. Early Screw Removal for Correction of Occlusal Discrepancies Following Rigid Fixation in Orthognathic Surgery. International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery. Vol. 5:4, 1990. Flynn, B., D.T. Brown, T.H. Lapp, D.A. Bussard, E. Roberts. A Comparative Study of Temporomandibular Symptoms Following Mandibular Advancement by Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomies; Rigid vs. Non-rigid Fixation. 000. Vol. 70, No. 3, 372-380, 1990. Rodgers, S., J.E. Moenning, D.A. Bussard, B.T. Garrison, T.H. Lapp, J. Dickey. Utilization of 3-D Computerized Tomographs in Oral Surgery. Indiana Dental Association Journal. Vol. 72, No. 2, 16-20, 1993. Hayhurst, D., J.E. Moenning, D. Summerlin, D.A. Bussard. Surgical Ciliated Cyst: A Delayed Complication in a Case of Maxillary Orthognathic Surgery. IOMS. Vol. 51:705-708, 1993. Bussard, D.A., T.H. Lapp, B.T. Garrison. Chapter 22: Practice Management and Development. Impacted Teeth. 1st Edition. W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia. 1993. Cowan, J., J.E. Moenning, D.A. Bussard. Glucocorticoid Therapy for Myasthenia Gravis Resulting in Resorption of the mandibular Condyles. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 53:1091-1096, 1995. Moenning, J.E., D.A. Bussard, T.H. Lapp, B.T. Garrison. Average Blood Loss and the Risk of Requiring Perioperative Blood Transfusion in 506 Orthognathic Surgical Procedures. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 53:880-883, 1995. Moenning, J.E., Bussard, D.A., Montefalco, P., Lapp, T.E., Garrison, B.T.: Medical necessity of orthognathic surgery for the treatment of dentofacial deformities with associated TMD. Accepted for publication in The International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery, 1996. Brown, A.R., C.L. Dunlap, D.A. Bussard, J.T. Lask. Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus of the oral cavity. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Vol. 84, No. 2, 165-170. Pruitt, J.W., Moenning, J.E., Lapp, T.H., Bussard, D.A.: Treatment of Painful Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction with the Sagittal Split Ramus Osteotomy. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 60:996. Bussard, D.A.: Clinical Controversies in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Private Practice vs. Academia. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 61:827-828, 2003.