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Shawn Adibi, DDS, MEd

Dr. Shawn Adibi, DDS, MEd
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Office: SOD-5429
  • Phone: 713-486-4565
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  • Department/Administrative Area: General Practice and Dental Public Health
  • Education:

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

After studying chemistry at the University of Florida, 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, Okla. area for many years. In 1995, he completed a preceptorship in implant dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, followed by training in parenteral conscious sedation at New York Medical College in 1997. He moved to Houston in 2001 and joined the faculty of UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston in 2005 to fulfill his long-time desire of becoming a dental educator. In 2012, he earned a master's degree in education, 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. He received a certificate of appreciation from the Department of Health and Human Services for his dedication in caring for the children of Texas.

Currently, Dr. Adibi is an associate professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health, where he teaches Diagnostic Sciences and directs a second-year clinical course. He is an academic fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and completed the Health Educators Fellowship Program at UTHealth Houston.

He is active in the American Dental Education Association as councilor for the Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine Section and as chair of the Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis, a standing committee of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. He often publishes on the subjects of oral medicine and pain, and he has created successful online continuing dental education courses in oral pathology and radiology. His clinical research interests include oral medicine and pain, while his non-clinical research focuses on interprofessional education.

Clinical Interests

Oral medicine, orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders (TMD)

Languages Spoken: English