PGY1

Brief Bio

Taylor Duckworth, DDS
Taylor Duckworth, DDS

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Dental School: University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife, kids and the Thinh man, travelling, snow skiing, water skiing, camping, classic rock and motown music, football, sports, movies, revolutionary war history and food
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: I chose Arizona for many reasons, but at the top of the list was the well-rounded experience and unique culture created by the attendings and the residents. Everyone, including those in the hospital, are happy to come to work every day and have a solid vision for what health care can become. UA becomes the feeder to many great Banner hospitals in the area extending our geographic influence. Also, Phoenix lays the groundwork for a broad exposure to the scope of oral surgery with a diverse and urban population that provides plenty of experience in trauma, TMJ surgery, dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, anesthesia and craniofacial work. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy 70 degree weather in January? With the facilities we work at and the people we interact with, it is all here to become one of the greatest programs in the country.

Tyler King, DMD
Tyler King, DMD

Undergraduate: University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Dental School: A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Personal Interests: Baseball, fantasy football, Nebraska Cornhuskers football, mountain hiking and golf
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: From the time I first visited this program for an externship, I felt the resident culture was one that encouraged learning and growth in being a doctor. Now that I am here training as a non-catigorical intern, I have enjoyed exposure to operating room cases involving maxillofacial trauma, TMJ pathology, infections, benign pathology, as well as improvement in hand skills completing bedside procedures in the trauma and emergency departments. Outside of residency, the Phoenix area has a lot to experience, including great restaurants, golf courses and mountain hiking. I’m also looking forward to the upcoming baseball Spring Training season.

Kuna Patel, DMD
Kunal Patel, DMD

Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Dental School: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Personal Interests: Cooking, camping/hiking, traveling, music, comedy and being a foodie
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: Comprehensive training and resident culture are why I chose this program. Here, we see a large volume and wide variety of oral and maxillofacial surgery and take trauma calls 365 days a year. We have a great relationship with the hospital faculty and staff, who are very welcoming and supportive to their residents. The residents are all great to work with and are very driven to succeed together providing an excellent learning experience!

PGY2

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.

Adam Bellack, DMD
Adam Bellack, DMD

Undergraduate: Binghamton University
Dental School: Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
Personal Interests: In my spare time, I like to be outside. You can find me snowboarding, bird hunting with my dog, fishing, golfing, camping or at the gym.
Why Arizona and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix: This program offers a very comprehensive experience that can be rivaled by few. Without any nearby hospital oral and maxillofacial surgery service to compete, a huge variety of trauma, pathology and infection are treated here at UA. Arizona was also a welcome change from the NYC hustle.

PGY3

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.

PGY4

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!