Dr. David Bitonti CHKD Blocks

(757) 668-7713
Practice
Board Certifications

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Education

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center

Bio

Dr. Bitonti grew up in Greensburg, PA. After receiving a degree in chemistry from Saint Vincent College, he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency training as an active-duty, Navy sponsored resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

A retired U.S. Navy Captain, Dr. Bitonti completed three tours aboard ships, two of which were on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65). During his 30 years of service, Dr. Bitonti held many positions at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, including Chief of Staff, Integration and Transition; Director for Surgical Services (Chief of Surgery); and Department Head, Dental/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Before retiring from the Navy, Dr. Bitonti served two years as Commanding Officer at Naval Support Activity Bethesda.

Prior to joining CHKD, Dr. Bitonti spent two years in private practice before joining the staff at the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center as the Dental Service Chief and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Following his time at the Hampton VAMC, Dr. Bitonti subsequently retired from the Veterans Affairs Health Administration.

Dr. Bitonti has held numerous academic appointments. He remains a clinical associate professor in surgery at F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Bitonti has a special interest in the management and surgical treatment of trauma and obstructive sleep apnea. 

Honors and Awards
  • Saint Vincent College Alumni of Distinction
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award Dental Medicine
  • Legion of Merit With Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award
  • Navy Meritorious Service Medal With Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award
  • Navy Commendation Medal With Gold Star in Lieu of Fourth Award
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Navy Achievement Medal With Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award
  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation With Star in Lieu of Second Award
  • National Defense Medal with Star in Lieu of Second Award
  • Global War on Terrorism Medal
  • Armed Forces Service Medal
  • Armed Service Expeditionary Medal
  • Sea Service Ribbon
  • NATO Medal
  • Finalist-Resident Research Competition J. Bradley Aust Society
  • AAOMS Outstanding Political Activist Award
Professional Memberships
  • Past President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Dentists
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists
  • Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology¬†
  • member of the AOCMF Maxillofacial Faculty
  • American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Southeast Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Virginia Dental Society
  • Tidewater Dental Society