UW School of Dentistry

Andrea Burke

Burke
Dr. Andrea Burke is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Burke joined the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team at the University of Washington after completing the Dental Clinical Research Fellowship Program at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, MD. She trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, and obtained her D.M.D. and M.D. degrees from Harvard University. Dr. Burke is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with a special interest in skeletal diseases.

  • 1997-2001    B.A., Major in Biology, Minor in Environmental Science; Barnard College, Columbia University
  • 2003-2007    D.M.D., Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2007-2010    M.D., Harvard Medical School
  • 2013-2016 Clinical Research Fellow, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH
Dr. Burke’s clinical and research interests include the pathophysiology of skeletal diseases, such as fibro-osseous and giant cell lesions, osteonecrosis of the jaws and odontogenic tumors.  Her current research focuses on the molecular and genetic understanding of benign craniofacial fibro-osseous lesions.  She also helped to create the first Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune-Albright Syndrome Patient Registry.
  1. Foster BL, Ramnitz MS, Gafni RI, Burke AB, Boyce AM, Lee JS, Wright JT, Akintoye SO, Somerman MJ, Collins MT. “Rare Bone Diseases and Their Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Manifestations.  J Dent Res. 2014 Apr 3;93 (7 suppl):7S-19S.
  2. Boyce AM, Burke A, Peck C, DuFresne CR, Lee JS, Collins MT. Surgical management of polyostotic craniofacial fibrous dysplasia: long-term outcomes and predictors for post-operative regrowth.”  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2016 Jun;137(6):1833-9.
  3. Burke, A.B., Boyce, A.M., Collins, M.T. Response to “Fibrous Dysplasia: Management of the Optic Canal.”  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Advance online publication 2016 Jun;137(6).
  4. Metwally, T., Burke, A.B., Tsai, J.Y., Boyce, A.M. “Fibrous dysplasia and bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw.”  Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2016 Sep;74(9):1765-70.
  5. Burke, A.B., Collins, M.T., Boyce, A.M. “Invited Medical Review: Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone: Craniofacial and Dental Implications.”  Oral Diseases.  2016 Aug 5. doi: 10.1111/odi.12563.
  6. Lim, Y.H.*, Burke, A.B.,* Ramnitz, M.S., Collins, M.T., Choate, K.A. “Multilineage ACTB mutation in a patient with fibro-osseous maxillary lesion and astrocytoma.” American Journal of Medical Genetics.  2018 Sep; 176(9): 2037-2040.   * first authors contributed equally
  7. Burke, A.B., Cheng, K.L., Han J.T., Dillon, J.K., Dodson, T.B., Susarla, S.M. “Is gender associated with success in academic oral and maxillofacial surgery?” Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 2019 Feb; 77(2): 240-246.
  8. F. de Castro*, A.B. Burke*, H.D. Wang, J. Tsai, P. Florenzano, K.S. Pan, N. Bhattacharyya, A.M. Boyce, R.I. Gafni, A.A. Molinolo, P.G. Robey, M.T. Collins. “Activation of RANK/RANKL/OPG pathway is involved in the pathophysiology of fibrous dysplasia and associated with disease burden.”  Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.  2019 Feb; 34(2): 290-294.   * first authors contributed equally
  9. Zurayk, L., Cheng, K., Zemplenyi, M., Burke, A.B., Dillon, J.K. “Perceptions of Sexual Harassment in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training and Practice”  Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  2019 Aug 29.  doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2019.08.019.
  10. Mishra, R., Burke, A., Gitman, B., Verma, P., Engelstad, M., Haendel, M., Alevizos, I., Gahl, W.A., Collins, M.T., Lee, J.S., Sincan, M. “Data-driven method to enhance craniofacial and oral phenotype vocabularies.” Journal of the American Dental Association. 2019 Nov; 150(11): 933-939.e2.
  11. Burke, A.B. “2020 ACOMS Elaine A. Stuebner Scholars Award Winning Essay: Creating the ‘Women in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pipeline.'” Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol.  2020 May; 129(5):428-430.
  12. Raborn, L.N., Burke, A.B., Ebb, D.H., Collins, M.T., Kaban, L.B., Boyce, A.M.”Denosumab for Craniofacial Fibrous Dysplasia: Duration of Efficacy and Post-Treatment Effects.” Osteoporosis International. Published online March 27, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-021-05895-6.
  1. Burke, A.B., Somerman, M., Lee, J.S. “A Career as a Surgeon-Scientist,” in Careers in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 3rd Edition. Raymond J. Fonseca, Robert D. Marciani, Timothy A. Turvey.  St. Louis:  Saunders, 2017.
  2. Burke, A.B. and Mishra, R. “Bone Diseases,” in Translational Systems Medicine and Oral Disease.  Stephen Sonis and Allejandro Villa.  London, UK:  Elsevier Academic Press.
  3. Lee, J.S., Burke, A.B. ” Biology of bone and cartilage grafting.” in Aesthetic Surgery of the Facial Skeleton.  Baker, Patel, Weinzweig.    In press, March 15, 2021.
  1. B. Burke, A. Boyce. “The Search for a Blood Test to Diagnose and Assess the Effectiveness of Treatment in Vascular Malformations.”  Inaugural International Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance Patient-Family Conference.  June 2014, Houston, TX.
  2. B. Burke, H.D. Wang, J. Tsai, N. Bhattacharyya, A.M. Boyce, R.I. Gafni, A. Estrada, A.A. Molinolo, K. Holmbeck, V. Kram, P.G. Robey, M.T. Collins. ““RANKL Inhibition in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Fibrous Dysplasia.”  American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting and the National Bone Health Alliance/Rare Bone Disease Patient Network Workshop: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Insights into Skeletal Biology Learned from the Study of Rare Bone Diseases.  September  2014, Houston, TX.
  3. B. Burke. “Surgical Treatment of Craniofacial Fibrous Dysplasia: A Case Report and Review.”  National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Clinical Case Conference.  May 2015, Bethesda, MD.
  4. B. Burke. “Craniofacial Fibro-osseous Lesions:  The good, the bad and the osteoclast.” Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch Seminar, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.  June 2015, Bethesda, MD.
  5. B. Burke, A.M. Boyce, C. Cutler-Peck, C. DuFresne, J.S. Lee, M.T. Collins. “Long-term outcomes of surgical treatment for craniofacial fibrous dysplasia.” American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 2015.
  6. B. Burke. “Translating the effects of RANKL inhibition in the treatment of fibrous dysplasia of bone.” Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch Seminar, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. April 2016, Bethesda, MD.
  7. B. Burke, A.M. Boyce, M.T. Collins. ““Dental Findings from the National Institutes of Health Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune-Albright Syndrome Cohort.” American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting.  September 2016, Atlanta, GA.
  8. B. Burke. “Fibrous Dysplasia: Craniofacial and Dental Implications”  The MAGIC Foundation 2017 Annual Convention.  July 2017, Lombard, IL.
  9. B. Burke. “The Role of Bisphosphonates and Antiangiogenics in Fibro-osseous Lesions.” American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Women’s Special Interest Group, Inaugural Meeting.  October 2017, San Francisco, CA.
  10. B. Burke & J.S. Lee. “Fibrous Dysplasia: Craniofacial and Dental Implications.”  Annual Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune-Albright Syndrome Patient and Family Conference.  Sponsor:  Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation.   November 2017, Silver Spring, MD.
  11. B. Burke “RANKL Inhibition in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Fibrous Dysplasia.”  Oral Health Sciences Seminar, University of Washington School of Dentistry.  April  2018, Seattle, WA.
  12. F. de Castro, A.B. Burke, H.D. Wang, J. Tsai, P. Florenzano, K.S. Pan, N. Bhattacharyya, A.M. Boyce, R.I. Gafni, A.A. Molinolo, P.G. Robey, M.T. Collins. “Activation of RANK/RANKL/OPG pathway is involved in the pathophysiology of fibrous dysplasia and associated with disease burden.”  American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, September 2018.
  13. B. Burke, K.L. Cheng, J.T. Han, J.K. Dillon, T.B. Dodson, S.M. Susarla. “Is gender associated with success in academic oral and maxillofacial surgery?” American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2018.
  14. B. Burke, A. M. Boyce, D. Ebb, M.T. Collins, L.B. Kaban. “Successful Use of Denosumab to Manage Pain and Prevent Postoperative Regrowth of Craniofacial Fibrous Dysplasia.”  American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2018.
  15. B. Burke. “Approach to the Patient with an Unknown Fibro-osseous Lesion.”  American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM.  April 2019.
  16. Zurayk, L., Cheng, K., Zemplenyi, M., Burke, A.B., Dillon, J.K. “Perceptions of Sexual Harassment in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training and Practice.”  American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting – Joint Meeting with Dutch Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Boston, MA, September 2019.
  17. B. Burke. “Phosphaturic Mesenchymal Tumor: The one that almost got away.”  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Washington School of Dentistry, December 2019.
  18. B. Burke. ” Applications of Endoscopy in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.”  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Washington School of Dentistry (Zoom Meeting), September 2020.
  19. B. Burke. “Developing the ‘Women in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pipeline.'”  American Dental Education Association (ADEA) National Meeting (virtual), March 2021.

Philip Worthington

Worthington
Dr. Philip Worthington is currently a Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Worthington is a Fellow of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the British Association of Oral Surgeons. He is an attending surgeon at University Hospital and Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Worthington holds both Washington state dental, as well as physician and surgeon licenses.
  • BDS, University of Liverpool, England, 1962
  • FDSRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, 1965
  • MD, State of Washington, 1980
  • Reconstruction with implants
  • Jaw pathology
1. Injury to the Inferior Alveolar Nerve During Implant Placement. A Formula for the Protection of the Patient and Clinician. Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Implants 19:5 731-734, 2004

2. “The Changing Relations of the Allied Disciplines” Journal of Canadian Dental Association, v71, #5 p350(a-d) May 2005.

3. Management of Palatal Pleomorphic Adenoma, British Journal of Oral Surgery 1974 l2; 2; l32 P. Worthington

4. The Surgical Approach to the Pterygoid Region. British Journal of Oral Surgery. 1977 l5; l35. P. Worthington

5. The Role of Cone Beam CT in Planning and Placement of Implants, The Journal of the American Dental Association. 141, #3; 19S-24S 2010

1. Book Chapter “History, Development and Current Status of Osseointegration as Revealed by Experience in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery” in Osseointegration in Skeletal Reconstruction and Joint Replacement, Eds P-I Branemark, B.L. Rydevik, R. Skalak. Quintessence, Chicago. Ch. 2, pp.25-44. 1997

2. Book Chapter “Osseointegrated Implants” in Mandibular Reconstruction. Ed. A. Komisar. Thieme, New York. Ch. 9, pp. 11-132. 1997.

3. Book Chapter “Osseointegration in the Restoration of Maxillofacial Defects”. P. Worthington, J. E. Rubenstein, P-I. Branemark in “Dentofacial Deformities”. Eds. Epker B.N., Stella J.P., Fish L.C. Mosby, St. Louis, 1999

4. Book Chapter “Osseointegrated Implants in Combination with Vascularized Bone Grafts: Surgical and Prosthodontic Considerations”. Rubenstein J. E, Futran N.D., Worthington P. in “Implant Prosthodontics”. Eds Stevens, Frederickson, Gress, Mosby, St. Louis, 2000.

5, Textbook: “Osseointegration and Autogenous Onlay Bone Grafts – Reconstruction of the Edentulous Maxilla” Eds. P-I Branemark, K. Gröndahl, P. Worthington. Quintesence Chicago 2001

6. “Advanced Osseointegration Surgery: Applications in the maxillofacial region”, 3 chapters on “Mandibular Atrophy”, “Hemimandibulectomy”, & “Problems & Complications”. Quintessence, Chicago 1992.

Dolphine Oda

Background

Dolphine Oda is Professor of Oral Pathology in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the director of the UW’s Oral Pathology Biopsy Service. Dr. Oda is also on the medical staff at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. In 2009, she became the second faculty member in the history of the School of Dentistry to be inducted into the UW’s prestigious Teaching Academy.

Dr. Oda’s research interests have spanned various topics over the years. They have included epithelial (oral, pancreatic, and gallbladder) cell carcinogenesis, cell culture, human papillomavirus and oral cancer, and chemical carcinogenesis. She has over 70 peer-reviewed publications. For the last ten years, she has authored the popular online series Case of the Month, an interactive monthly publication that aims to provide dental practitioners with up-to-date information about various forms of oral pathology that they are likely to encounter in their practices. Her research has been funded through grants from several agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and CHIRON. In 2013, Dr. Oda will be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Oral Cancer Foundation.

Dr. Oda also has an extensive and highly distinguished record in teaching and public scholarship. She was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, the UW’s highest honor for outstanding teaching, in 2009. She received her first School of Dentistry teaching award in 1987 and has since been awarded 27 annual teaching awards within the School as of 2013. She was also the recipient of the School of Dentistry’s Bruce R. Rothwell Distinguished Teaching Award in 2002. Dr. Oda has designed and taught 14 predoctoral and postdoctoral courses on a regular basis for the School of Dentistry since 1986, including the standard two-quarter second-year survey of oral pathology for dental students taught annually. In addition, she has taught over 130 separate courses and over 120 lectures to public dental practitioners throughout Washington State and beyond, including Alaska, Utah, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Chile, and Venezuela. She has also frequently taught lessons to elementary and middle-school students on a volunteer basis.

Dr. Oda received her BDS from the University of Baghdad in 1975 and her MSc in Surgical Pathology from the University of Manitoba, School of Medicine in 1981. She has also trained in oral pathology at Indiana University School of Dentistry. She brings over thirty years of experience in reading biopsies to the UW’s Biopsy Service in addition to her exceptional history of service to the regional dental community.

Clinical Interests

  • Oral Cancer
  • Bone Pathology
  • Vesiculobullous Diseases

Research Interests

  • Oral cancer molecular and genetic alterations and treatment
  • Tobacco carcinogenesis and antioxidant role in prevention of oral carcinogenesis in vitro tissue engineering

Ryan O’Connor

Background

Dr. O’Connor is developing into an accomplished general dentist with a notable background of volunteerism to community health clinics. Dr. O’Connor participated in the Honduras Dental Mission of 2008, and has been an active member of Give Kids A-Smile, Longview Dental Clinic, and the 45th Street Clinic, where he volunteers in providing dental care to homeless youths throughout his dental school years. Having recently completed a General Practice Residency with the University of Washington in 2010, Dr. O’Connor has obtained both his DDS and BS in neurobiology from our institution. He has served as a general dentist at Community Health Center of Snohomish County, Colby Dental Clinic in Everett and is currently working at a practice in Seattle.

Interests

  • Oral and Parenteral Sedation
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Adrenal Disease

Melanie S. Lang

Background

Dr. Melanie S. Lang joined the University of Washington Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2014 after spending 14 years in a busy private practice in Spokane, WA where she practiced the full scope of the specialty treating patients of all ages. She staffed all four of the major Spokane hospitals and medical centers to provide maxillofacial trauma care, worked closely with the cardiac transplant team, and served on numerous dental, medical and hospital committees. Dr. Lang enjoyed teaching as a small group clinical instructor in Introduction to Clinical Medicine for the University of Washington affiliated predoctoral WWAMI/RIDE programs in Spokane from the time of their inception in 2008 until 2014. Since 2012 Dr. Lang has been a monthly audio contributor to Practical Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Lang is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Lang, born in northern California, spent her early life in Minnesota and North Dakota. Dr. Lang completed her undergraduate training at Union College in Lincoln, NE. After graduating with High Distinction with her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1991 from the University of Nebraska and being inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society, Dr. Lang completed a one-year General Practice Residency in Hospital Dentistry at the University of Washington and affiliated hospitals in Seattle, Washington. In 1992, Melanie returned to the University of Nebraska where she completed a one-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical and Research Fellowship.

In 1993 Dr. Lang began a six-year dual degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program at the University of Florida in Gainesville which she completed in 1999. Dr. Lang graduated with honors with her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida in 1996 and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Dr. Lang has a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery and completed subspecialty training in maxillofacial cosmetic surgery at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 2000.

Dr. Lang is past president of the Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and currently serves as the American Hospital Association’s representative to the American Dental Association Council on Access Prevention and Interprofessional Relations. She is a surveyor and on the board for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Dr. Lang acts as a consultant to the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Committee on Hospital and Interprofessional Affairs and American Dental Association Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Lang is a member of several professional organizations some of which include: the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons, American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists, American Medical Association, American Dental Association, Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Western Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Lang has enjoyed traveling in a professional capacity to provide surgical care outside of the United States. She has volunteered her time on several occasions to provide surgical care in South America with a non-profit organization, Hearts in Motion. In addition, she has traveled on surgical missions to Bosnia with a non-profit group, Care for Children.

Clinical Interests

  • Dentoalveolar/Impaction Surgery
  • Dental Implants
  • Management of Medically Compromised Patients
  • Anesthesia
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Orthognathic Surgery/Sleep Apnea
  • Maxillofacial Cosmetic Surgery

Publications

  1. Lang MS, Dodson TB. Epocrates Online Topic: Dental Abscess, 2014.
  2. Lang MS. Oral Surgery Specialty Chapter in Textbook: Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals Published 2009 and 2012.
  3. Lang MS, Waite PD. Bilateral Lingual Nerve Injury after Laryngoscopy for Intubation. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2001;59:1497-1499.
  4. Lang MS, Waite PD, Holmes J, Nichols M. A clinical Study of Alloderm in Lip Augmentation. Am J Cosmetic Surg. 2000;17(4):233-242.
  5. Bavitz JB, Harn SD, Hansen CA, Lang MS. An Anatomic Study of Mental Neurovascular Bundle-Implant Relationships. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 1993;8(5):563-567.

John Richard Evans

Evans
Dr. John Evans is currently Associate Professor of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Evans is Director of Undergraduate Education for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an attending surgeon at Group Health Cooperative, Harborview Medical Center, University Hospital, University of Washington, Children’s Orthopedic Hospital and Seattle Veteran’s Administration Hospital. He holds a Washington dental license as well as a general anesthesia, deep sedation permit.

  • DDS, University of Washington, 1975
  • Certificate, Oral Pathology, University of Washington, 1978
  • Certificate, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oklahoma University, 1982
  • Clinical oral pathology
  • Implantology in the teaching care setting
  • Microneurosurgery in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Nerve injuries
  • Learning styles as they apply to clinical teaching
  • Efficacy of informed consent procedures
  • Problem-based learning
  • Metacognition of clinical problem solving
  • Evidence-based clinical care
Abstracts

Kiyak,H.A., Worthington,P., Bolender,C., Evans,J.R. and Taylor,T. Abstract no. 585, International Association of DentalRes., Dublin, 1989.

Evans,J.R., Siegel, I.A. The effects of various prostaglandins on the function of the canine submandibular gland.Abstract, International Association of Dental Research, Miami Beach, Florida, March 1972.

Markowitz,R.N., Evans,J.R., Hancock,F. and Johnson,J. Special problems in oral and maxillofacial Surgery. Abstract, Southwest Society of Oral Surgery Annual Meeting in San Antonio, March 1982.

Evaluating Informed Consent for Third Molar Extractions. Kiyak A, Evans J, IARD/AADR, March, 1993

Lazar, k, Dworkin, S, Evans, J. The Reliability of Clinicians in Interpreting Arthrograms of the Temporomandibular Joint, SURF Program, University of Washington School of Dentistry, 1994

Articles

Gooris,P., Worthington,P. and Evans,J.R. Mandibulotomy: A Surgical Approach to Oral and Pharyngeal Lesions. Int. J. of Oral Max. Surg. 1989, 18, 359-364.

Kiyak,H.A., Beach,B.H., Worthington,P., Bolender,C., Evans,J.R., and Taylor,T. The psychological impact of osseointegrated dental implants. J. Oral Maxillofac Implants, 1990, 5, 61-69.

Evans j, New Microsurgical Techniques Can Aid in Repair of Trigeminal Nerve. Washington State Dental Association News, 42:3, 18, 1995

Kauffman,D.L. Evans,J.R. and Keller,P.J. The existence of glycosylated and non-glycosylated forms of humansubmandibular amylase. Arch Oral Bio., 1973, 18, 1105-1111.

Books

Worthington, P. and Evans, J.R. (Eds.) Controversies in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, Philadelphia, 1994.

Mark A. Egbert

Egbert

He served as chief of OMS trauma services and the Dental Department at Harborview Medical Center for 12 years prior to moving to Children’s Hospital full time in 2000. Dr. Egbert received his dental and OMS training at the University of Washington, and spent one year studying OMS at the Gemmente Ziekenhuis, Arnhem, The Netherlands. He is now Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital and associate professor of OMS at the University of Washington School of Dentistry with an adjunct appointment in the Division of Plastic surgery in the School of Medicine.

His particular interests include the biological basis of facial growth and development, the management of cleft lip and palate, applications of distraction osteogenesis in the correction of facial anomalies and the treatment of pediatric oral and maxillofacial pathology.

Dr. Egbert serves on numerous review boards for journals, including the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Journal of OMS and Triple O. His professional society memberships include the AAOMS and ACPA, and he has served as president of the Western Society of OMS and the Washington State Society of OMS. He chairs and serves on committees of the American Association of OMS. He has served on the examining committee of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

  1. Yeh K, Popowics T, Rafferty K, Herring S, Egbert M. The effects of tooth extraction on alveolar bone biomechanics in the miniature pig, Sus scrofa. Arch Oral Biol. 2010 Sep;55(9):663-9. Epub 2010 Jun 26.
  2. Perkins JA, Manning SC, Tempero RM, Cunningham MJ, Edmonds JL Jr, Hoffer FA, Egbert MA. Lymphatic malformations: review of current treatment. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jun;142(6):795-803, 803.e1. Review.
  3. Perkins JA, Manning SC, Tempero RM, Cunningham MJ, Edmonds JL Jr, Hoffer FA, Egbert MA. Lymphatic malformations: current cellular and clinical investigations. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jun;142(6):789-94. Review.

Thomas Benton Dodson

Northwest Center for Oral and Facial Surgery
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Background

Dr. Thomas B. Dodson joined the Department in 2013 as Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). A noted clinician, researcher, and teacher, Dr. Dodson is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in the specialty.

Prior to joining the faculty at University of Washington, Dr. Dodson was Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and an Attending Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. He previously served as associate professor in the Department of Surgery at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Dodson completed his specialty training in OMS at the University of California-San Francisco, where he also completed an NIH Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology and a residency in Dental Public Health. An Oregon native and descendant of Oregon Trail pioneers, Dr. Dodson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Oregon. He received his DMD, cum laude, from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Dodson’s clinical practice is informed by his commitment to clinical investigation and evidence-based decision-making. An author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Dodson is Principal Investigator for an American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)-sponsored nationwide study assessing outcomes on office-based anesthesia and third molar extractions. He was co-author of the AAOMS white papers on Bisphosphonate-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws (BRONJ). His research established clinical markers to identify victims of domestic abuse, established guidelines for the care of patients with HIV, and evaluated mandatory seat-belt laws. He was twice awarded the Daniel M. Laskin award (2003 and 2010) for the best scientific paper published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Dodson practices the full scope of OMS, treating patients of all ages. His clinical interests include orthognathic surgery, trauma, nerve injury and facial reconstruction. He is a well-respected expert on management of third molars having been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and other national media outlets. He has substantial experience both clinically and in his research portfolio in dentoalveolar reconstruction and dental implants. He also served as a team doctor for the Boston Bruins, who honored him with the presentation of a Stanley Cup Ring in 2011.

Dr. Dodson has served as consultant to the Scientific Review Office of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, as Delegate for Clinical and Translational Sciences Applications to the Subcommittee on Training and Mentorship (NIH), and as Examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. He serves on the editorial board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology. In 2011, Dr. Dodson was appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Dodson’s stalwart commitment to academic OMS has been the hallmark of his 25 year career. His national service is a counterpoint to the mentoring of residents and junior faculty, working at every level to ensure the sustainability of OMS for the next generation through clinical excellence, research, expanded funding, and community outreach.

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Pathology
  • Dentoalveolar and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery
  • Management of impacted teeth
  • Dental implants
  • Evidence-based management of third molar outcomes
  • BRONJ (bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the Jaws)
  • Care of medical compromised patients
  • Dental implants and implant survival
  • Reconstructive maxillofacial surgery
  • Intimate partner violence diagnosis in dental injuries
  • Evidence-based practice and outcomes assessment

Publications

Original Articles (Partial listing)

  1. Dodson TB, Kaban LB. California mandatory seatbelt law: The effect of recent legislation on motor vehicle accident-related maxillofacial injuries. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1988;46:875-80.
  2. Dodson TB, Perrott DH, Kaban LB, Gordon NC. A comparative analysis of rigid internal fixation versus intermaxillary fixation for the treatment of mandibular fractures. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1990;48:362.
  3. Dodson TB, Kaban LB, Schmidt B, Longaker MT. Fetal cleft lip repair in rabbits: Part II: Post-natal facial growth after repair. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1991;49:603.
  4. Dodson TB, Barton JA, Kaban LB. Predictors of outcome in children hospitalized with maxillofacial infections: a linear logistic model. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1991;49:838.
  5. Dodson TB, Neuenschwander M, Bays RA. Intraoperative assessment of maxillary perfusion during LeFort I osteotomy. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1994;52:827-31.
  6. Biederman GA, Dodson TB. Epidemiologic review of facial infections in hospitalized pediatric patients. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1994;52:1042-5.
  7. Dodson TB, Pfeffle RC. Cost-effectiveness analysis of open reduction/nonrigid fixation and open reduction/rigid fixation to treat mandibular fractures. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1995;80:5-12.
  8. Dodson TB. Demineralized bone grafts to reconstruct third molar extraction site defects. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1996;82: 241-247.
  9. Dodson TB, Bays RA, Neuenschwander MC. Maxillary perfusion during LeFort I osteotomy following ligation of descending palatine artery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1996;55: 51-55.
  10. Dodson TB, Bays RA, Pfeffle RC, Barrow D. Cranial bone graft to reconstruct the mandibular condyle in Macaca mulatta. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1997;55:260-267.
  11. Dodson TB. HIV status and the risk of post extraction complications. J Dental Res 1997;76:1644.
  12. Perciaccante V, Dodson TB, Ochs H. Head, neck and facial injuries as markers of domestic violence in women. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1999;57:760.
  13. Chuang S-K, Wei L-J, Douglass CW, Dodson TB. Risk factors for dental implant failure: A strategy for the analysis of clustered failure time observations. J Dent Res 2002;81:527-7.
  14. Kaban, LB, Troulis MJ, Ebb D, August M, Hornicek F, Dodson TB. Anti-angiogenic therapy with Interferon-alpha for giant cell lesions of the jaws. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2002;60:103.
  15. Perrott DH, Yuen J, Andresen R, Dodson TB. Office-based Ambulatory Anesthesia: An overview of the clinical practice of oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States. J Oral Maxillofac Surg
  16. Halpern LR, Kaban LB, Dodson TB. Perioperative neurosensory changes associated with treatment of mandibular fractures. J Oral and Maxillofac Surgery 2004;62:576-581.
  17. Richardson D, Dodson TB. Risk of periodontal defects after third molar surgery: An exercise in evidence-based clinical decision-making. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 2005;100:133.
  18. Gentile MA, Chuang S-K, Dodson TB. 6 x 5.7 mm Implants: Survival estimates and risk factors for failure. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implant 2005;20:930.
  19. Halpern LR, Dodson TB. A predictive model to identify women with injuries related to intimate partner violence. JADA 2006;137:604-9. Cover story.
  20. Halpern LR, Dodson TB. Does prophylactic administration of systemic antibiotics prevent postoperative inflammatory complications after third molar surgery? J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2007;65:175-85.
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  22. Chuang S-K, Susarla SM, Dodson TB. Delayed versus immediate loading of implants: Survival analysis and risk factors for dental implant failure. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 66:251-5, 2008.
  23. Human ET, Juvet LM, Nastri A, Denman WT, Kaban LB, Dodson TB. Changing patterns of hospital length of stay following orthognathic surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 66:492-7, 2008.
  24. Wessell JH, Dodson TB, Zavras A. Zoledronate and other risk factors associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw in cancer patients: a case-control study. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 66:625-31, 2008.
  25. Markiewicz MR, Brady MF, Ding EL, Dodson TB. Corticosteroids reduce postoperative morbidity following third molar surgery: A meta-analysis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 66:1881-94, 2008.
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  27. Halpern LR, Parry GA, Hayward G, Peak D, Dodson TB. A comparison of 2 protocols to detect intimate partner violence. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 67:1453-9, 2009.
  28. Perciaccante VM, Susarla SM, Dodson TB. Validation of a diagnostic protocol used to identify intimate partner violence in the emergency department setting. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 68:1537-42, 2010.
  29. Kinard BE. Dodson TB. Most patients with asymptomatic, disease-free third molar elect extraction over retention as their preferred treatment. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 68:2935-42, 2010.
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  31. Kinard BE, Chuang S-K, August M, Dodson TB. How well do we manage the odontogenic keratocyst? J Oral Maxillofac Surg 71:1353-8, 2013.
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Jasjit K. Dillon

Background

Dr. Jasjit Dillon serves as the Program Director of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Chief of Harborview Medical Center’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department.

Dr. Dillon has an internationally based background with experience and training garnered in five different countries. She received dental degrees from both the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Dental School, and the University of California San Francisco. She also holds a post doctorate diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a medical degree from St. Bartholomew’s Medical School, University of London.

Education

  • DDS, University of California San Francisco, 2005
  • MD, St. Bartholomew’s Medical School University of London, 2000
  • FDS, RCS, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1996
  • BDS, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Dental School, 1992

Interests

Clinical

  • Maxillofacial oncology and pathology
  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Post-operative cardiovascular and respiratory complications in oral cancer surgery
  • Reconstruction of maxillofacial defects
  • Dental implants and bone grafting
  • Dentoalveolar surgery

Research

  • Clinic complications
  • Outcomes in oral cancer surgery patients
  • Critical care patients
  • Evidence based clinical practice
  • Medication associated osteonecrosis of the jaws
  • Oral cancer research

Areas of Expertise

  • Trigeminal nerve injuries
  • Microneurosurgery
  • TMJ surgery

Publications

Abstracts

  1. Dillon J, Christensen B, Fairbanks T, Moe K, Whipple, M. Tracheostomy – the emergency surgical airway. Presented AAOMS Annual meeting Chicago October 2010
  2. Dillon J, Christensen B, Fairbanks T, Moe K, Whipple, M. Tracheostomy – the emergency surgical airway – tracheotomy versus the cricothyrotomy. Accepted ACOMS meeting Las Vegas April 2011
  3. Christensen B, Huang S, Gauger P, Gomez, P, McDonald T, Dillon J: Ripple effect – the cost of mandibular trauma on health care. Submitted to AAOMS 2011 meeting.
  4. Yu Seung, Estess A, Harris W, Sabath A, Dillon J: A rare case of hepatocellular carcinoma to the mandible. Submitted to AAOMS 2011 meeting
  5. Wasson M, Dillon J: Exsanginating hemorrhage following third molar extraction Submitted to AAOMS 2011 meeting.

Papers

  1. Dillon J, Christensen B, Fairbanks T, Moe K, Whipple, M. Tracheostomy – the emergency surgical airway. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery March 2011.
  2. Wasson M and Dillon J – History of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery March 2011.
  3. Yu Seung, Estess A, Harris W, Sabath A, Dillon J: A rare case of hepatocellular carcinoma to the mandible. Manuscript in preparation.
  4. Wasson M, Dillon J: Exsanginating hemorrhage following third molar extraction. Manuscript in preparation.
  5. Dillon J, Eisley D, Schmidt B. Condylar Odontogenic Myxoma – a case report. Manuscript in preparation.

Dale S. Bloomquist

Bloomquist

Dr. Bloomquist, who is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an attending surgeon at the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Swedish Hospital and Medical Center. He holds dental licenses in Washington and Idaho, and is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Bloomquist earned his DDS from the UW in 1969, and an MS in oral surgery from Georgetown University in 1973. Before attaining emeritus status, he was Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor in the UW Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. He has been a consultant to Group Health Hospital, the Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital, Public Health Service Hospital, and Pacific Medical Center.

He has served as President of the Seattle-King County Dental Society, and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry and a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honorary society.

Over the years, Dr. Bloomquist has continued as an active instructor in residency training for the department. His focus is primarily upon advanced topics related to orthagnathic surgery in working with our residents, both in weekly resident training sessions and in the supervision of O.R. cases at Swedish Hospital and Medical Center, a rotation site for our oral surgery residents.

  • DDS, University of Washington, 1969
  • Certificate, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Georgetown University, 1972
  • MS, Georgetown University, 1973

Clinical: Orthagnathic and reconstructive surgery

Research: Mandibular prognathic surgery issues, bone grafting and maxillary inter-dental osteotomy studies

O. Ross Beirne

Clinical Contact

Beirne

Dr. O. Ross Beirne is currently Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry and Chief of Hospital Dentistry at the University of Washington Medical Center.  He was formerly Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco from 1979-1985 and Associate Professor and Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program at the University of Washington from 1985-1999.  He served as Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington from 1999 to 2010.    He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.  He served on the Examination Committee of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from 1997-2001.   He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.  He is a founding member of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Honors include election to Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the American College of Dentists.  He is the recipient of the 2008 AAOMS/ADEA Gies Award for distinguished achievements in oral surgery.  He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and the Journal of Oral Implantology and member of the Editorial Boards of Anesthesia Progress, the Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice and Oral Surgery.  He is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology and the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  He is chair of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation’s Committee on Research.

While continuing to be engaged in several research projects related to oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesiology, and implantology, Dr. Beirne also devotes considerable time and effort to teaching at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels.

  • Reconstructive surgery
  • TMJ surgery
  • Implants
  • Anesthesia
  • Maxillary sinus augmentation
  • Anesthesia- protocol for outpatient oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Evidenced-based clinical decision making
  1. Beirne OR. Patients differ in the amount of information they want to know about risks and complications before consenting to treatment J Evid Based Den. Pract 11:109-111, 2011.
  2. Beirne OR. Open reduction with interval fixation of moderately displaced mandible fractures is not a cost-effective alternative to closed reduction with maxillomandibular fixation J Evid Based Dent Pract 10:101-102, 2010.
  3. Yu SH, Beirne OR. Laryngeal mask airways have a lower risk of airway complications compared with endotracheal intubation: A systematic Review J Oral Maxillofac Surg 68:2359-2376, 2010.
  4. Kao RT, Murakami KS, Beirne OR. The use of biologic mediators and tissue engineering in  dentistry Periodont 2000 50:127-153, 2009.
  5. Carter TG, Brar PS, Tolas A, Beirne OR. Off-label use of recombinant human bone morophogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) bio-implant for reconstruction of mandibular defects in humans J Oral Maxillofac Surg 66:1417-1425, 2008.
  6. Griffitts TM, Collins, CP, Collins, PC, Beirne OR. The Walker repair of the temporomandibular joint: A retrospective evaluation of 111 patients. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 65:1958-1962, 2007.
  7. Carter TG, Dierks EJ, Bracis R., Beirne OR. Community acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus facial abscesses: Case reports J Oral Maxillofac Surg 63:1021-1025, 2005.
  8. Beirne OR. Evidence to continue oral anticoagulant therapy for ambulatory oral surgery  J Oral Maxillofac Surg 63:540-545, 2005.
  1. Beirne OR.  Dyspnea in Medical Emergencies in Dentistry, J Bennett, M B Rosenberg (eds) WB Saunders, Philadelphia,  Chapter 5, pp.97-104, 2002.
  2. Beirne OR. Osseointegrated Implant Systems in Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol.II Peterson, LJ, Indresano AT, Marciani RD, Roser SM (eds) JB  Lippincott Company,  Philadelphia, Chapter 44, pp 1133-1154, 1992.
  3. Beirne OR, Lum, LB. The Core-Vent Implant:  Clinical and Histological Studies in Clark’s Clinical Dentistry, Harding F (ed.), JP Lippincott Co,  Philadelphia, Chapter 46A, pp1-13, 1989.
  4. Smith RA,  Beirne, OR. The Use of Nitrous Oxide by Dentists in Nitrous Oxide/N20  Eger EI (ed.), Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc. New York, pp 281-304, 1985.