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Sampeter Odera, DMD, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
SchoolSchool of Dentistry
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    Dalhousie School of Dentistry/Medicine, Nova Scotia, CanadaCertificate2015OMFS Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco, San FranciscoCertificate2013General Surgery
    University of California, San Francisco, San FranciscoMD2012Medicine
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MADMD2008Dentistry
    Howard Hughes Research Fellowship, Bethesda, MD2005
    University of Houston, HoustonBsc2003Biology
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    HSDM2003Harvard School of Dental Medicine NIDCR TI35 Research Grant
    HSDM2008Harvard Dental Odontological Research Excellence Award
    HSDM2008Paul E Boyle Award for Excellence in Oral Pathology

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    Dr. Sampeter Odera is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon who graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2008 and the UC San Francisco School of Medicine in 2012. He completed his residency at UCSF in 2014, and a fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia in 2015. The focus of his fellowship training was orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, and arthroscopy. While in Nova Scotia he was trained in surgical planning and techniques developed by Dr. Jean Delaire and David Precious, both pioneers in the field of orthognathic surgery. His primary clinical interests are surgery for obstructive sleep apnea, orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, wisdom teeth, dental implants, anesthesia, pathology, reconstruction, facial trauma and virtual surgical treatment planning.

    In recognition for excellence in surgical leadership, innovation, research and patient care, Dr.Odera was accepted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2018. Dr.Odera has also completed a competitive Howard Hughes Research Fellowship studying the role of Bone Marrow Stem Cells (BMSCs) in craniofacial regeneration. He is also interested is data-driven strategies to improve processes through institutional quality improvement and assurance. His current research interests include cardiac markers for obstructive sleep apnea and genetic regulation of odontogenic tumors/cysts. For his outstanding contribution to the art, science and literature of dentistry, Dr. Odera was inducted to Omicron Kappa Upsilon in 2020. Outside work he enjoys photography, cooking, rucking and wilderness navigation, international travel, running and cycling.

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    1. Patel NA, Ji YD, Odera SL. The Role of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in COVID-19 Response. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Apr 14. PMID: 32304660.
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    2. Yu X, Odera S, Chuang CH, Lu N, Zhou Z. C. elegans Dynamin mediates the signaling of phagocytic receptor CED-1 for the engulfment and degradation of apoptotic cells. Dev Cell. 2006 Jun; 10(6):743-57. PMID: 16740477.
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