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Dr Thomas Padgett, DMD

Dr Thomas Padgett, D.M.D.  - Curriculum Vitae


Dr Thomas Padgett DMD


  • United States Air Force (1972-1976)
  • United States Navy (1985-2001)

Board Certification

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Southeast Regional Dental Board
  • National Dental Board


  • Virginia Dental Board (0401006720)


  • Staff Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgeon


  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery


  • Western Kentucky University
    Bowling Green, KY.
    1976-81 BS
  • University of Louisville School of Dentistry
    Louisville, KY.
    1981-85 DMD
  • National Naval Medical Center
    Bethesda, MD.
    1985-86 General Practice Resident
  • Naval Medical Center
    Portsmouth, VA.
    1991-95 Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Birmingham, Alabama
    1997-98 Fellowship in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Experience

USS Nashville (LPD-13)
Norfolk, VA.
1986-88 Dental Department Head

  • Dental Officer in charge of dental care for crew of 350

Naval Dental Clinic
Norfolk, VA.
1988-91 Assistant Dental Officer

  • Division Officer for Oral Surgery Clinic
  • Instructor for Combat Casualty Care Course
  • BLS Instructor

Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth, VA.
1995-96 Staff Oral Surgeon/Teaching Faculty

  • Director of General Practice Residency Program
  • Teaching staff for Oral Surgery Program

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
Norfolk, VA.
1996-97 Department Head/Ships Oral Surgeon

  • In charge of a five dental officer and fourteen technician clinic
  • Provided dental care for crew of 5500
  • Assisted General Surgeon in Mass Casualty
  • Provided backup for Anesthesiologist
  • Responsible for all facial trauma

Naval Medical Center
San Diego, CA
1998-2001 Staff Oral Surgeon/Teaching Faculty

  • In charge of teaching Facial Cosmetic Surgery to the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residents
  • Member of the hospital Credentialing Staff
  • Member of Laser Safety Committee
  • Member of Tumor Board
  • In charge of Code Blue Training

Surgical Experience

  • Facial Trauma
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Dentoalveolar (Including Implants)
  • Pathology and Reconstruction (Bone Grafts)
  • Facial Infection
  • TMJ
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Society Memberships

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Richmond Dental Association

Teaching Appointments

  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia (95-96)
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA (98-01)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Johnston-Willis Medical Center
  • Chippenham Medical Center
  • Henrico Doctors Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Regional Memorial Hospital
  • Credentials Committee
  • Laser Safety Committee
  • Cranial Facial Team
  • Orthognathic Review Board
  • Implant Review Board
  • Code Blue Training Officer
  • Presentations

    • Fabrication of a Mandibular Repositional Splint for use in patients with OSA. AAOMS Meeting in Orlando, FL 1994
    • Review of Soft Tissue Profile Changes Associated with Facial Skeletal Surgery. AACS Meeting in New Orleans, LA 1998


    Annual Lecture Series

    • Evaluation of the Face
      Naval Medical Center, San Diego (NMCSD)
      Feb. 1999, 2000
    • Maxillofacial Aesthetic Surgery Review
      Feb. 1999, 2000, 2001
    • Rhitidectomy
      Feb. 2000
    • RhinopIasty
      Feb. 1999, 2000, 2001
    • Blepharoplasty
      Sep. 1998, Feb. 1999
    • Facial Soft Tissue Augmentation
      Feb. 1999, 2000, 2001
    • Dermabrasion/Chemical Peel
      Mar. 1999, Feb. 2000, 2001
    • Endoscopic Browlift
      Feb. 1999, 2000, 2001
    • TMD Treatment Planning
      Aug. 1999, 2000

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