Meet Dr. Wolford

Oral Surgeon - Dr. Larry WolfordDr. Larry Wolford was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and grew up in a small rural community outside of the city. He comes from a long line of doctors: His grandfather was a dentist, his father was an oral surgeon, and his older brother, Gary, is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Wolford graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and Temple University School of Dentistry. He completed his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Wolford is in private practice at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and is Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry. He is the Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellowship Program at these institutions.

Dr. Wolfold is renowned nationally and internationally for his research and treatment provided to patients.

Dr. Wolford is recognized as a leading expert in orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, airway and sleep apnea treatment, cleft lip and palate treatment, craniofacial surgery and nerve repair surgery. Dr. Wolford is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a past member of its Advisory Committee (served 6 years). He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Society of TMJ Surgeons. Dr. Wolford is married to Dr. Denise Wolford and they have five children: Dax, Dallas, Demi, Dylan, and Dash.

Why Choose Dr. Wolford?

  • Over 35 years of surgical experience

  • Developed many of the procedures that are the current State of the Art in these surgical areas

  • Performed more TMJ Concepts total joint prostheses than anyone else in the country

  • Developed the highly successful Mitek Anchor technique for repositioning the TMJ articular disc and has performed more of these procedures than anyone else in the country

  • Caring and compassionate bedside manner

  • Listens to the patient and answers questions

  • Can perform multiple procedures at one operation, thus decreasing the overall treatment time and number of hospitalizations

  • Jaws are not wired together after surgery

  • Commonly treats very difficult and complex cases

  • Patients (usually complex cases) are referred from all over the USA and other countries

  • Many patients referred for treatment have had previous unsuccessful surgery elsewhere

  • Many years of research experience with over 185 Scientific publications and over 150 Scientific Abstracts published.
  • CV Highlights


    PRODUCED 7 surgery-related movies
    DEVELOPED many surgical instruments that are in common use today for Orthognathic and TMJ Surgery
    LECTURED extensively Nationally and Internationally: England, Scotland, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, Venezuela, Guatemala,
    Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Italy, France, Holland, Sweden, South Africa, Spain, Greece, Monaco, China, South Korea, Chile, Grand Cayman Islands and

    William J. Gies Foundation Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Award for MajorContributions to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    1st Annual William F. Harrigan Award for Major Contributions to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Certificate of Honor, University of Sao Paulo, Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, Bauru, Brazil
    Diploma of Honorary Merit, University of Sao Paulo, Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, Bauru, Brazil
    American College of Dentists
    International College of Dentists
    Who’s Who in the World
    Who’s Who in America
    Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
    Who’s Who in Health Care and Medicine
    The Best Dentists in America, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Section

    Dr. Wolford’s Full CV (pdf)

  • Publications


    Dr. Wolford has published over 185 scientific articles and over 150 scientific abstracts and contributed to a number of books.

    CO-AUTHORED Dentofacial Deformities: Surgical-Orthodontic Correction, 1980
    CO-AUTHORED Surgical Treatment Objective: A Systematic Approach to the Prediction Tracing, 1984

    CO-EDITED 1 text book:Cleft/Craniofacial/Cosmetic Surgery,2000
    WRITTEN 31 Book Chapters in other reference books

    MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the following Professional Journals:
    Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings
    Cranio – The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice

    EDITORIAL CONSULTANT for the following Professional Journals:
    International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    The Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    The American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics