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Shawn S. Adibi, DDS, MEd, FAAOM

Dr. Shawn S. Adibi, DDS, MEd, FAAOM
  • Title: Professor
  • Office: SOD-5429
  • Phone: 713-486-4565
  • Email: Shawn.Adibi@uth.tmc.edu
  • Administrative Area(s): General Practice and Dental Public Health
  • Education:

    MEd | University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 2012
    DDS | University of Oklahoma, 1993

Dr. Shawn Adibi earned a DDS degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1993. He maintained a private practice in Oklahoma City and the Edmond area for many years. He moved to Houston in 2001 and joined the faculty of UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston in 2005. In 2012, he earned a master's degree in education (MEd), curriculum and instruction in health science education from the University of Houston.

Dr. Adibi served as a provider for the Harris County Hospital District from 2002-04 and, as a member of the National Health Service Corps, received recognition for treating America’s under-served communities.

Dr. Adibi is a tenured professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health, where he teaches and mentors all levels of dental students including graduate students, researches in Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Orofacial Pain. He is an academic fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine (FAAOM) and completed the Health Educators Fellowship Program at UTHealth Houston.

Dr. Adibi Practices in UT Dentists, the faculty practice of UTHealth School of Dentistry and limited his of practice to cares for patients with TMD and Orofacial Pain conditions. Dr. Adibi conducts a funded study to measure clinical outcomes when dental and medical practices are integrated. His clinical research interests includes Nocturnal Bruxism (nighttime grinding of teeth) and TMD/Orofacial Pain conditions. He holds a patent on Bruxnostic Device that diagnoses Nocturnal Bruxism.

Dr. Adibi is dental advisor to Texas Medical Center Innovative Team and provides expert dental and medical reviews, consultations and opinions for legal matters within several jurisdictions in the United States.


Clinical Interests

Oral medicine, orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders (TMD)


Languages Spoken: English