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Newton Gordon, D.D.S.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon

Dr. Newton Gordon is the chief of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center. He specializes in dental implants, maxillofacial trauma and dentoalveolar, preprosthetic and reconstructive surgery. His research interest is pain mechanisms and management including analgesic synergy and the effect of gender in the treatment of dental postoperative pain.

Gordon earned a dental degree from McGill University inMontreal, Canada. He completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago and earned a graduate degree from the graduate college there for lab research during his residency. He is the recipient of several teaching, leadership and civic awards and honors. He was appointed diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and holds fellowships in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, International College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Academy of Dentistry International and American College of Dentistry.


Dental Implant Center
707 Parnassus Ave., Suite D-1201
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-3021
Fax: (415) 476-8999

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Oral and Facial Surgery Center
707 Parnassus Ave., Suite D-1201
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-1316
Fax: (415) 476-8999

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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McGill University 1970


University of Illinois, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery 1973

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Gear RW, Gordon NC, Hossaini-Zadeh M, Lee JS, Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Levine JD. A subanalgesic dose of morphine eliminates nalbuphine anti-analgesia in postoperative pain. J Pain. 2008 Apr; 9(4):337-41.
  2. Gear RW, Lee JS, Miaskowski C, Gordon NC, Paul SM, Levine JD. Neuroleptics antagonize nalbuphine antianalgesia. J Pain. 2006 Mar; 7(3):187-91.
  3. Gear RW, Gordon NC, Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Heller PH, Levine JD. Dose ratio is important in maximizing naloxone enhancement of nalbuphine analgesia in humans. Neurosci Lett. 2003 Nov 6; 351(1):5-8.
  4. Lee M, Bennett HE, Gordon N. Sevoflurane general anesthesia: an alternative technique in the pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery patient. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003 Nov; 61(11):1249-52.
  5. Gear RW, Gordon NC, Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Heller PH, Levine JD. Sexual dimorphism in very low dose nalbuphine postoperative analgesia. Neurosci Lett. 2003 Mar 13; 339(1):1-4.
  6. Gordon NC, Connelly S. Management of head and neck infections in the immunocompromised patient. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2003 Feb; 15(1):103-10.

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