Introduction To Ballard Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Welcome to the website of John K. Tidwell, DDS and Elizabeth A. Kutcipal, DDS. Thank you for considering our practice to meet your oral and maxillofacial surgery needs. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care available in a relaxed and comfortable environment. By using the most advanced technology, we can provide you with exceptional service and ensure excellence in diagnosis and treatment.

About Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a dental specialty that requires an additional four to six years of hospital-based residency training beyond the four years of general dental training. As part of their specialty training, oral surgeons study such diverse areas as anesthesia, head and neck surgery, oral pathology, dental implantology, facial trauma and radiology. Our oral surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Our Mission

At Ballard Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we will always strive to provide the highest quality oral and maxillofacial surgical care to adults and children, in a friendly, caring, safe, and comfortable environment.

Practice History

Our practice was established by Dr. Tidwell in 1993 with the objective of providing comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgery care to residents of the Puget Sound region.Today, Dr. Tidwell has become a leading provider of oral and maxillofacial care to residents of the greater Seattle area and beyond with an extensive base of referring dentists, physicians and patients. Prior to the establishment of our practice, Dr. Tidwell was a full-time faculty member at the University of Washington. Dr. Tidwell continued to serve as a part-time faculty member assisting in the training of new oral surgeons at the University of Washington School of Dentistry for several years.