Dr. Dane Slentz is an oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He specializes in plastic surgery and reconstruction of the structures surrounding the eyes including the eyelids, orbit, eye socket, and lacrimal (tear duct) system. He is trained and well versed in the management of droopy eyelids, droopy eyebrows, eyelid malpositions (entropion, ectropion), periocular cancer and eyelid lesions, post-Moh’s reconstruction, tearing/epiphora, tear duct reconstruction, anophthalmic socket reconstruction, thyroid eye disease, neurotoxin (botulinum toxin) for management of periorbital spasms, and orbital and periorbital trauma.
Dr. Slentz was born in upstate New York and grew up in central Vermont. He completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry at the University of Utah with Cum Laude honors and then spent a year at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland performing basic science biomedical research. He received his medical degree from the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Dr. Slentz completed his internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut and his ophthalmology residency training at The George Washington University in Washington, DC where he served as chief resident. Dr. Slentz completed a two-year American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) approved oculoplastics fellowship at the University of Michigan. He has authored peer-reviewed research articles and textbook chapters, and has a particular interest in the use of umbilical amniotic membrane for eye socket reconstruction.
Dr. Slentz lives with his wife, two daughters, and golden doodle. He is an avid snowboarder and loves photography, hiking, and traveling. He has provided international ophthalmologic care in Guayaquil, Ecuador and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and looks forward to continuing this type of humanitarian work in the future.