December 28, 2021

Dr. Thomas Dodson named editor of oral surgery journal

The Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (JOMS) has named Dr. Thomas Dodson as its new Editor-in-Chief, effective Jan. 1.

Dr. Thomas Dodson, headshotDr. Dodson, who is professor and chair of the School of Dentistry’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) and Head of the Northwest Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, has served as the journal’s associate editor since 2011.

“Throughout my career, JOMS has been the backbone of our specialty, supporting the science on which we rely as clinicians,” he said. “I am humbled to be given this trust as its curator and to accept the reins from those who have so ably led the Journal.”

JOMS – the official journal of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) – is a monthly publication that offers comprehensive coverage of new techniques, important developments, and innovative ideas in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The journal also includes specifics on new instruments and diagnostic equipment, and modern therapeutic drugs and devices.

Dr. Dodson has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, including approximately 100 in JOMS. In 2003 and 2010, he received the OMS Foundation Daniel M. Laskin Award for the year’s top scientific paper published in JOMS. He also served as principal investigator for AAOMS-sponsored nationwide studies assessing outcomes of office-based anesthesia and third molar (wisdom tooth) extractions in 2011-12.

Dr. Dodson joined the UW School of Dentistry in 2013 after he served as professor of OMS at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and as an attending surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health and completed his OMS training at the University of California, San Francisco.