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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 moved and earned a DDS degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1993. He maintained a private practice in Oklahoma City and the Edmond, Oklahoma area for many years. Later on, he moved to Houston and joined the faculty of UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston in 2005. In 2012, he studied and 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 practices in UTDentists, faculty practice of UTHealth, caring for patients with Temporomandibular Disorders and Pain. He served as committee chairs and leadership roles in several institutional and national organizations. He received Dean’s Excellent Award in 2012 for teaching in School of Dentistry and certificate of merit in 2017 from American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM). He is frequently listed as TopDentists listings in Houston Health Magazines.

Currently, Dr. Adibi is an associate professor where he teaches and directs the second-year clinic course and conducts research. He is an academic fellow of AAOM and completed the Health Educators Fellowship Program at UTHealth Houston.

He is an active member of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and American Academy of Oral Medicine. He has created several successful online courses for continuing dental education in oral pathology and radiology. He published numerous articles in oral medicine disciplines and edited clinical guidance’s for AAOM. His clinical research interests include Temporomandibular Disorders, Bruxism while his educational research focuses on integrations of oral and systemic health education. He has a pending diagnostic device patent jointly with UTHealth for Nocturnal Bruxism (night time grinding of dentition).

Clinical Interests

Oral medicine, orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders (TMD)

Languages Spoken: English