Vladimir Frias


Cancers Treated:

Specializing In:

Maxillofacial and Craniofacial implant surgery Surgical prosthodontics Anaplastology

Research Interests:

Radiation shielding for maxillofacial and craniofacial implants 3-D printing for maxillofacial and craniofacial prosthetics

About Vladimir Frias


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Chief, Department of Dentistry & Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Department of Oral Oncology


Education and Training:

  • DDS - Columbia University, New York, NY
  • MS - Columbia University, New York, NY


  • Prosthodontics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY


  • Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Bronx Veteran Administration Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Nobel Biocare Implant fellowship, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow, American College of Prosthodontists
  • Fellow, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Honors & Awards:

  • Barron award for excellence in maxillofacial prosthetics, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Faculty teaching award, Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery

Featured on Cancer Talk


  • Frias V, LaSota E et al. Prosthodontic rehabilitation of the adult cleft palate. Col. Dent. Rev. 2000;6:6-8
  • Hatfield R, Frias V. et al. A radiation shielding device for craniofacial implant placement. J. Prosth. Dent. 2001 Oct;86(4):348-51
  • Frias V. Mender J. Magnetic retention of misangulated craniofacial implants. Col. Dent. Rev. 2001;8:13
  • Lee J, Frias V. Effect of implant size and shape on success rates. J Pros. Dent. 2005 Oct;94(4):377-81.
  • Lee J, Frias V. Milled bars for correcting misangled implants. J Prosthet Dent. 2007 Mar;97(3):129-32.