Sampeter Odera, DMD, MD

Title(s)Associate 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, HoustonBsc(Hnrs)2003Biology
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    HSDM2003Harvard School of Dental Medicine NIDCR TI35 Research Grant
    HHMI2004Howard Hughes Research Scholar
    HSDM2008Harvard Dental Odontological Research Excellence Award
    HSDM2008Paul E Boyle Award for Excellence in Oral Pathology
    UCSF2020Omicron Kappa Upsilon
    UCSF2021General Teaching Certificate
    UCSF 2022Outstanding Clinician Award
    UCSF2022Henry Kaiser Award - Nominee Finalist

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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. Dr. Odera is a broad-scoped surgeon, 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. Early in his career Dr. Odera has been nominated or received multiple teaching and clinical awards. Outside work he maintains an active lifestyle enjoys photography, golf, skiing, hiking, coaching soccer, international travel, art history, running and cycling. He is currently challenging himself by learning multiple foreign languages.

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    1. Do Practice Characteristics Influence Online Ratings of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2022 Mar; 80(3):416-419. Jha-Kumar K, Odera S, Patel NA. PMID: 34856157.
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    2. Trends in Work Relative Value Unit Production in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2022 Jan; 80(1):10-12. Patel NA, Odera S, Afshar S. PMID: 34547266.
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    3. A Telemedicine Checklist for Effective Communication During Virtual Surgical Visits. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2021 Mar; 79(3):510-512. Patel NA, Harris JA, Ji YD, Odera SL. PMID: 33212034; PMCID: PMC7578845.
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    4. The Role of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in COVID-19 Response. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 07; 78(7):1052-1053. Patel NA, Ji YD, Odera SL. PMID: 32304660; PMCID: PMC7195286.
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    5. 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. Yu X, Odera S, Chuang CH, Lu N, Zhou Z. PMID: 16740477.
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