John K. Tidwell, DDS
Meet Dr. Tidwell, Seattle Oral Surgeon
Dr. John Tidwell was born and raised in Southern California. His early interest in science and teaching led him to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology with a minor in Teacher Education from the University of California at San Diego. He subsequently became interested in the field of Dentistry and attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, Dr. Tidwell earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Following dental school, Dr. Tidwell was accepted into the residency training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington. During his residency, Dr. Tidwell received extensive training in medicine, anesthesia, oral surgery, dental implants, orthognathic surgery, oral pathology, facial reconstructive surgery and trauma. As part of the residency training program, Dr. Tidwell traveled to Europe and participated in a nine month fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Arnhem, The Netherlands. This experience provided Dr. Tidwell with the opportunity to diagnose and treat many patients with a multitude of oral and maxillofacial problems.
After completion of his residency training, Dr. Tidwell was asked to join the faculty in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington to teach full time in the Residency training program. Dr. Tidwell opened his private practice, Ballard Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, over twenty years ago and has gained extensive experience in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Tidwell is board certified with the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is past president of the Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Tidwell with his wife and two daughters have lived in the Seattle area since 1988. Dr. Tidwell enjoys golf, skiing, boating and photography in his free time.
Should you have any questions about Dr. Tidwell or require any further information, please feel free to contact our office: Seattle Office Phone Number 206-783-9672.