Thomas B. Dodson D.M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Thomas B. Dodson D.M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
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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.


Institution Credential Year
Harvard University School of Dental Medicine Medical education 1984
Harvard Medical School Master Public Health 1984
Univ. of Calif. San Francisco (Dentistry) Residency 1988
UCSF Other Education
Univ. of Calif. San Francisco Teaching Appointment 1990
Univ. of Calif. San Francisco (Dentistry) Fellowship 1990
Emory University, School of Medicine Teaching Appointment 1998
Harvard School of Public Health Teaching Appointment 2013
Massachusetts General Hospital Teaching Appointment 2013

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 1990