Brent B. Ward, DDS, MD is an Associate Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Hospital Dentistry in the School of Dentistry and Section Head within the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan Hospitals. Dr. Ward received his Bachelor degree from Brigham Young University, Provo, and dental degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He received his medical degree and completed postgraduate training including residency and fellowship at the University of Michigan joining the faculty in 2003.
He is a member of the multidisciplinary Head and Neck Oncology Program at the University of Michigan Cancer Center and Program Director of the Oral/Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship within the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Ward is actively involved in the clinic and operating rooms with interests expressed in cancer and pre-cancer conditions as well as major pathology and reconstruction of the structures of the face, mouth, and jaws. Dr. Ward is recognized as a professional leader by a number of national and international organizations and is the past President of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons. In the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAMOS) Dr. Ward is a member of the Committee on Residency, Education and Training (CRET), OMS Faculty Section Executive Committee (FSEC), Special Committee on Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery and Chair of the Oncology Research Interest Group. He is Co-Director of the clinical trial methods course for AAOMS and the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Ward specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adult oral & maxillofacial conditions. He has extensive experience in jaw and facial reconstruction from congenital defects or trauma, head and neck cancer reconstruction, and microvascular reconstructive surgery.