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Fred A. Garrett, DDS, MS

Dr. Fred A. Garrett, DDS, MS
  • Title: Clinical Professor
  • Office: SOD-5130
  • Phone: 713-486-4190
  • Email: Fred.A.Garrett@uth.tmc.edu
  • Department/Administrative Area: Orthodontics
  • Education:

    Honorary Alumnus | UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston, 2019
    MSD | Washington University School of Dentistry, St. Louis, Missouri,1963
    DDS | Washington University School of Dentistry, St. Louis, Missouri,1958

Dr. Fred A. Garrett earned his DDS (1958) and MS (1963) degrees at Washington University School of Dentistry in St. Louis, Missouri. He is certified by the American Board of Orthodontists and currently serves as a clinical professor with the Graduate Orthodontic Department at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston.

Dr. Garrett is a former president of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists and received the society's Martin E. Dewey Distinguished Service Award in September 2002. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and received their James E. Brophy Distinguished Service Award in May 2002. Dr. Garrett has been on the board of directors of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation since 1993 and currently serves as their National Campaign Chairman. He is a fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Garrett has been teaching in the Graduate Orthodontic Department at UTSD since 1968. He has served as interim program director and interim department chairman. He lectures extensively on the following topics:

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Treatment mechanics
  • Orthodontic/orthognathic surgery treatment planning and surgical VTO design
  • Occlusion
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, diagnosis, TMD splint construction and design
  • Orthodontic treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction patients

Dr. Garrett is highly dedicated and committed to teaching orthodontic residents and treating orthodontic patients in the clinic.