Dr. Sampeter Odera Joins UCSF Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Dr. Sampeter Odera, DMD, MD joined UCSF Dentistry’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery on July 1.

Dr. Odera 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 his fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia in 2015.

His primary interests are surgery for obstructive sleep apnea, orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, wisdom teeth, dental implants, anesthesia, pathology and reconstruction.

“I am excited to be at a center that both values and is also at the helm of evidence-based patient care, research, innovation and education,” says Dr. Odera. “I have in the past been keen regarding both research and education, and I am eager to continue doing so as assistant professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

“We are incredibly excited and pleased to have Dr. Odera join our group,” says Brian Bast, DMD, MD, Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. “He brings a unique skill set that combines a robust understanding of the basic sciences and exceptional surgical ability. He is a strong addition to our department, school and medical center. I know that he will have a long and successful academic career."

To refer a patient or for more information, contact Dr. Odera at (415) 476-1316 or at [email protected]