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Oral and maxillofacial surgery




Thomas Dodson, D.M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified surgeon, service chief at UW Medical Center, chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, acting chair of Pediatric Dentistry and a UW professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Dodson is a national expert in oral and maxillofacial surgery. As a patient-oriented researcher, his patients are his partners in seeking excellent outcomes from their treatment.

Dr. Dodson earned his M.D. and M.P.H. from Harvard. He is associate editor of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In October, 2016, Dr. Dodson became one of the first dentists inducted as a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. His clinical and research interests include the management and operative treatment of impacted wisdom teeth, dental implants, reconstructive jaw surgery, obstructive sleep apnea, jaw lesions and other pathology.
Massachusetts General Hospital

Teaching Appointment, 2013

Harvard School of Public Health

Teaching Appointment, 2013

Emory University, School of Medicine

Teaching Appointment, 1998

Univ. of Calif. San Francisco (Dentistry)

Fellowship, 1990, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Univ. of Calif. San Francisco

Teaching Appointment, 1990

Univ. of Calif. San Francisco (Dentistry)

Residency, 1988, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Master Public Health, 1984

Harvard University School of Dental Medicine

Medical education, 1984


Other Education, Public Health


Board Certifications
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 1990, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery