Lindsay A. Schuster, DMD, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery


Fax: 412-692-5263

Faculty Pavilion, 7th Floor

4401 Penn Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15224, 


Dr. Lindsay Schuster is a craniofacial orthodontist and full time faculty in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Children’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  She is originally from Iron Mountain, MI and earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at The University of Connecticut.  She went on to pursue a certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry degree at The University of Minnesota.  After several years of private practice in Portsmouth, NH, Dr. Schuster pursued fellowship training in cleft/craniofacial orthodontics at New York University.  Dr. Schuster is now the Director of Orthodontic Services at the Cleft-Craniofacial Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and provides comprehensive orthodontic care from birth to adulthood for patients’ affected by cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial conditions.  In addition to her clinical and teaching interests, Dr. Schuster is involved in several research projects in collaboration with UPMC and other institutions.


Santiago PE, Schuster LA. Book Chapter: Dental Anatomy and Occlusion. Essentials of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma. Pages 47-58.

Miller JR, Larson, BE, Satin D, Schuster, LA. Information-seeking and decision-making preferences among adult orthodontic patients: an elective health care model. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Value 39, Issue 1, pages 79-86, February 2011 | View Abstract

Master of Science Degree Thesis: Decision-Making and Information-Seeking Preferences among Adult Orthodontic Patients

Fisher MA, Jelaso AM, Predenkiewicz A, Schuster LA, Means J, Ide CF. Exposure to the polychlorinated biphenyl mixture ARoclor 1254 alters melanocyte and tail muscle morphology in developing Xenopus laevis tadpoles. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Volume 22, Issue 2, pages 321-328, February 2003. | View Abstract