UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Wright, Edward F.

Dental School
Comprehensive Dentistry
(210) 567-3612

Dr. Wright received his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1977. After practicing general dentistry for ten years, he was selected and attended the Air Force`s 1-year Advanced Clinical Dentistry Program. In 1992, Dr. Wright entered the 2-year TMJ and Craniofacial Pain Program at the University of Minnesota. He received his MS degree in 1994. From 1994 to 2001, he was the head Air Force dentist for TMD and on the staff at Lackland AFB`s 2-year general dentistry residency program. Dr. Wright provided the TMD training for all of the base`s AEGD, Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Orthodontics residents and has had over 100 residents rotate through his TMD Clinic. He was the Military Consultant to the Surgeon General for TMD. In 2003, Dr. Wright completed a 2-year Dental Research Fellowship with the Veterans Health Care System (VA) where he studied headache patients treated with TMD appliance therapy. Dr. Wright is the UTHSCSA`s Course Director for the TMD Course, Course Director for the Dental Anatomy and Occlusion Course, and Course Director for the Occlusion and TMD Course. He is a member of the Academy of Craniofacial Pain and American Academy of Orofacial Pain, Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, and Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Wright is the primary author of over 50 journal articles and is the sole author of the book "Manual of Temporomandibular Disorders," which is now in its third edition and been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. He is a Past-President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.

9/2011 - Present Professor UTHSCSA, Comprehensive Dentistry, San Antonio, TX