Robert S. Wood DDS Oral Surgeon at Arizona Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Robert S. Wood, 

Dr. Wood is a board-certified oral surgeon with over three decades of experience caring for patients both locally and overseas.

About Dr. Wood

Dr. Robert S. Wood was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and has been an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for over 30 years. He is board-certified and practices the full scope of oral surgery, including dental implants, jaw surgery, wisdom teeth, dental extractions, and more. During his career, Dr. Wood has practiced in several US locations, as well as overseas.

After completing his education and training, Dr. Wood began practicing in Wisconsin. Eventually, he returned to Chicago, where he became a full-time educator and director of residency education at the University of Chicago. After teaching for three years, Dr. Wood lived overseas, where he worked as the lead oral and maxillofacial surgeon and part-time administrator of a large clinic for many years.

In 2007, he returned to the U.S. to be closer to family and friends and became a partner at Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He strives to make patients feel relaxed and comfortable, and he takes pride in being honest with patients through the entire treatment process.

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Education & Residency

Dr. Wood completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and earned his dental degree at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1980. After receiving his dental degree, Dr. Wood decided he wanted to continue his training by becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

He completed a hospital internship and oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he gained invaluable hands-on experience working with patients in a hospital environment. After his residency program, Dr. Wood continued gaining skills and experience through a year-long fellowship at Charity Hospital, an LSU-affiliated hospital in New Orleans.


Dr. Wood is the recent past president of the Southern Arizona Dental  Society (SADS) as well as the Pima Dental Study Club (Tucson’s largest  dental study group). He is section chief of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Tucson Medical Center. Dr. Wood holds numerous certifications and is a member of many professional organizations, including:

  • Diplomate of American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology (ADBA)
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD)
  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA)

Hobbies & Interests

When he is not working, Dr. Wood enjoys running, biking, working out, photography, and mountaineering. He has even reached the summit of the highest mountains on six of the world’s seven continents.

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services we offer.

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oral and maxillofacial needs.

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Fri: 7:00 AM–2:00 PM

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