Dr. O’Neal

Robert B. O’Neal, DMD, MS, MEd

Box: 357444
Room: D-580
Email: rboneal@uw.edu
Phone: 206.543.5797
Fax: 206.616.9553

Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Periodontics


Dr. Robert O’Neal received his dental education at the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine in 1971 and a dental internship in 1972.  He completed his specialty training in Periodontics at George Washington University and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC in 1977.

Dr. O’Neal is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Washington State Society of Periodontology, and Seattle King County Dental Society. He is one of a select group in Seattle who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and consistently been named as a “Top Seattle Periodontist.” He is presently an examiner on the American Board of Periodontology.

A respected author of more than 30 publications, Dr. O’Neal has lectured nationally and internationally. His clinical and research interests are in the regeneration of both hard and soft tissues and implant therapy.

Dr. O’Neal enjoys biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

Current Courses

  • Perio 585
  • Perio 585B
  • Perio 582
  • Perio 586


  1. Schuler RF, Janakievski J, Hacker BM, O’Neal RB, Roberts FA. Effect of implant surface and grafting on implants placed into simulated extraction sockets: a histologic study in dogs. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2010 Sep-Oct; 25(5):893-900
  2. Dixon DR, Morgan R, Hollender LG, Roberts FA, O’Neal RB. Clinical application of spiral tomography in anterior implant placement: case report. J Periodontol. 2002 Oct; 73(10):1202-9.
  3. O’Neal RB and Butler BL. Restoration or implant placement: a growing treatment planning quandary. Periodontol 2000. 2002;30:111-22
  4. London RM, Robert FA, Baker DA, Rohrer, O’Neal RB. Histologic comparison of a thermal dual-etched implant surface to machined, TPS, and HA surfaces: bone contact in vivo in rabbits. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2002 May-Jun;17(3):369-76.

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