Michael Wasson, DDS
Dr. Wasson was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. His lifelong passions for healthcare and athletics led him to Missouri State University. Although he began as a sports medicine major, he felt a calling toward dentistry and surgery. Ultimately, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College with a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Upon graduating he enrolled at the Baylor College of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and was President of his class all four years.
Following dental school, Dr. Wasson honed his surgery skills in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas where he was mentored by faculty of the renowned Parkland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program. This experience solidified his desire to become an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. The opportunity to train at the University of Washington (UW) – recognized as a top-5 medical center– led him to Seattle. While in residency, Dr. Wasson authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on anesthesia, surgery, and management of complications in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
After four years of intense surgical and medical training Dr. Wasson decided to establish his practice in Seattle. In addition to founding Seattle Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, he accepted an affiliate faculty position at the University of Washington where he was a pediatric oral surgeon for two years. Dr. Wasson also instructed residents and students at the UW School of Dentistry, UW Medical Center, and Harborview Medical Center before deciding to move to Arizona.
Dr. Wasson is one of only a handful of surgeons in Arizona performing TMJ surgery and who is trained and TMJ Arthroscopic surgery
Dr. Wasson is an avid sports fan and loves spending time watching his beloved Razorbacks, Huskies, Seahawks, and Sounders. Other interests include working out, running, hiking, and spending time with his wife and kids.