Residents, PGY1 Brief Bio

Bentley Anderson
Bentley Anderson, DDS

Undergraduate: Utah State University
Dental School: Utah School of Dentistry
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and family, fly-fishing, hiking, bowling, traveling abroad and game nights with friends
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix​​: The faculty/resident culture is second to none! It’s fantastic to come to work with individuals who are excited to work with you and respect you. This was one of the biggest draws that made me want to come to this program. I was also impressed with the broad scope of practice and well-balanced training received at this program. We get excellent experience in trauma (operating 365 days of the year), TMJ, benign pathology treatment/reconstruction and dental alveolar surgery. Not only is this a great place to train, but a great place to live. Phoenix offers a diverse balance of outdoor recreational activities to city life entertainment the individual and family man/woman could hope for.  

Gordon Wong
Gordon Wong, DMD
 

Undergraduate: University of British Columbia
Dental School: University of British Columbia
Personal Interests: Gym, cooking, trying new restaurants, hockey, maple syrup
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: Training and culture. Our service takes 365 face trauma call. Culture: the attendings, residents and staff are all amazing and go above and beyond in their call to service. Come spend some time with us and you will see why UA OMFS was my number one choice.

Residents, PGY2 Brief Bio

Michael Hansen, DDS
Michael Hansen, DMD

Undergraduate: UCLA
Dental School: University of Illinois
Personal Interests: Golf, tennis, basketball, guitar, piano, hiking, fishing and traveling
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix​​: The residents, attendings and staff are all amazing. The program is well-rounded with a high volume of complex trauma, TMJ, dentoalveolar and implant experience. It's an academically challenging, but welcoming environment that trains you to be an excellent surgeon. I'm extremely happy and fortunate to be part of the program and team. 

Emad Abdou, DDS
Emad Abdou, DDS
 

Undergraduate: City University of New York – Hunter College
Dental School: New York University College of Dentistry
Personal Interests: Volleyball, basketball, paint-balling and swimming
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: This program offers a diverse Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery experience, from hospital training to private practice preparation. I felt very welcome when I first visited the program, and it was clear to me that the residents were very happy with this program. Also, coming from New York, I am looking forward to the amazing weather!

Residents, PGY3 Brief Bio

Eric Wood, DDS
Eric Wood, DDS

Undergraduate: University of Utah
Dental School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Personal Interests: Basketball, golf, hiking, biking, water/snow skiing and trying new restaurants
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: This is a unique culture where people are excited about coming to work everyday; this includes the residents, the attendings, other teams in the hospital, nurses, staff, etc. The scope of work is broad and well rounded. This is one of the only programs where Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery takes head and neck trauma calls 365 days a year. When it comes to trauma, implants, TMJ and an overall well-rounded program, this is one of the best programs in one of the nation's best cities.  

Travis Scholer, DMD
Travis Scholer, DMD
 

Undergraduate: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dental School: Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine – Arizona
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, scuba diving, surfing, hunting, fishing, exercising, extreme sports and traveling
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: This is a fantastic training program that is very well-rounded in complex trauma, TMJ, dentoalveolar and other specialized surgeries. What really sets this program apart are the residents and faculty. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident camaraderie is unrivaled anywhere, and the faculty are all top notch. 

Residents, PGY4 Brief Bio

Jared Kenney, DMD
Jared Kenney, DDS

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Dental School: UCLA School of Dentistry
Personal Interests: Playing with my kids, going out with my wife, swimming, running, sleeping, reading fiction, hiking and camping
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: The residents and attendings here are amazing! There is so much camaraderie in our group, and we have a dedicated faculty, who are great teachers. Besides the people, what really attracted me to this program was the unparalleled implant, TMJ and trauma training we receive here. It is not only a truly well-balanced and strong program, but it has the advantage of being fairly new and, therefore, flexible toward making it even better. Not to mention that Arizona IS an amazing place to live! My wife and I couldn't be happier here. This program trains well-rounded surgeons, and I feel very fortunate to be here in this amazing learning environment with as many opportunities as this program affords.

Carlton Taylor, DMD
Carlton Taylor, DMD
 

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Hawaii
Dental School: University of Pennsylvania
Personal Interests: Hiking, biking, tennis, yard work and board games
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: The program is really well-rounded with trauma, dentoalveolar and other specialized surgeries. The people at Banner are amazing — from faculty to residents — and I knew that I would be able to work well with them and enjoy myself. Arizona is also a really great place to live in, and my family is really enjoying themselves here.

Non-Categorical OMFS Intern Brief Bio

Thinh Nguyen
Thinh Nguyen, DMD

Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Arlington
Dental School: Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine – Illinois
Personal Interests: Music, graphic design, tennis, working out, film, photography, concerts, arts, comedy, traveling, food, philanthropy
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: The program has a very inspiring resident culture, and the training is phenomenal, with well-rounded exposures to complex trauma, facial reconstructions, TMJ, dentoalveolar and other surgical services, providing the best care to patients. To top it off, Arizona has one of the best xeriscaping scenaries to drive along with music on or snap a photo under such mesmerizing sunset.