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Shawn S. Adibi, DDS, MEd

Dr. Shawn S. Adibi, DDS, MEd
  • Title: Professor
  • Office: SOD-5421
  • 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 Houston School of Dentistry 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, and researches in area of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), Orofacial Pain, and Oral Health Risk Assessment. 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's practice within UT Dentists is limited for patients with TMD and Orofacial Pain conditions. He provides consultations, reviews, and opinion for legal matters within several jurisdictions in the United States.


Clinical Interests

Oral medicine, orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders (TMD)


Languages Spoken

English