Meet Dr. Peter A. Bassett

Meet Dr. Peter A. Bassett

After more than 50 years in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Peter A. Bassett still enjoys the rigorous demands of his profession and the necessity of keeping up with the newest technology. He approaches the technical challenges as an art, as well as his passion and profession. The advances in technology have made surgery more predictable and therefore increased patient’s awareness and acceptance of treatment. With the advent of the internet, social media has become more attuned to what is available in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and, likewise, what the patient anticipate the results to be. Dr. Bassett attends as many seminars and training classes available in his specific areas of expertise — especially those of implantology and bone grafting techniques — to maintain his cutting edge understanding of the newest technology available. As such, a team approach to many sophisticated treatment plans, utilizing multiple disciplines such as orthodontics, is necessary and leads to a total team effort in achieving the patient’s expectations. Dr. Bassett enjoys the camaraderie and the opportunity of working with Dr. Popat and the team at Popat Orthodontics & Madison Pediatric Dentistry. Outside the office, Dr. Bassett enjoys spending time with his family and friends and enjoys mountain biking, hiking, fishing and the occasional round of golf.


  • Rutgers University, 1966
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (DMD), 1970
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency 1970
  • 1973; Boston University Hospital/Wilmington Medical Center
  • Post Doctorate Fellowship training in facial surgery in England, France and Switzerland, 1974
  • Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Wilmington Medical Center and Hahnemann Medical Center
  • Served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy during Vietnam as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Private practice since 1975 in Wilmington, Delaware; Durango, Colorado, Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona

Areas of Expertise & Treatment include:

  • Wisdom teeth extractions
  • Dental emergencies and trauma
  • Dento
  • alveolar surgery
  • Implants
  • Bone grafting
  • TMD and craniofacial abnormalities