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M. Anthony Pogrel, M.D., D.D.S.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon

Dr. M. Anthony Pogrel is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, specializing in head and neck pathologies, temporomandibular joint surgery, orthognathic surgery and the use of lasers in surgery. In addition to treating patients at UCSF Medical Center, he conducts research on new treatments for oral and maxillofacial conditions including problems with facial nerves and salivary gland tumors.

Pogrel earned a dental degree at Liverpool University in England and a medical degree at Aberdeen University in Scotland. He completed general surgery training in Great Britain and oral and maxillofacial surgery training in Great Britain, Holland and Miami, Fla. Pogrel joined the University of California, San Francisco in 1983, where he is a professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a joint appointment in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is licensed in dentistry and medicine in California and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the American College of Surgeons, and is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


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.

Conditions & Treatments

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Liverpool University, England 1967
Aberdeen Scotland School of Medicine 1974


Liverpool University, England, Dentistry 1969
Aberdeen University, Dentistry 1976
UCSF Medical Center, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery 1985

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Pogrel MA. The letter from California - the healthcare reform act and its dental implications. Br Dent J. 2015 Jul 24; 219(2):87-8.
  2. Pogrel MA. Coronectomy: Partial Odontectomy or Intentional Root Retention. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Aug; 27(3):373-82.
  3. Pogrel MA. What Is the IBCSOMS? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Aug; 73(8):1447-9.
  4. Yang J, Liu SY, Hossaini-Zadeh M, Pogrel MA. Brain abscess potentially secondary to odontogenic infection: case report. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2014 Feb; 117(2):e108-11.
  5. Pogrel MA. The keratocystic odontogenic tumor. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Feb; 25(1):21-30, v.
  6. Pogrel MA. Permanent nerve damage from inferior alveolar nerve blocks: a current update. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2012 Oct; 40(10):795-7.
  7. Sharifi RJ, Closmann JJ, Pogrel MA. Comprehensive management of an orthognathic surgery patient with aggressive central giant cell granuloma of the mandible. Gen Dent. 2012 Sep-Oct; 60(5):403-7.
  8. Pogrel MA. What is the effect of timing of removal on the incidence and severity of complications? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Sep; 70(9 Suppl 1):S37-40.
  9. Pogrel MA. What are the risks of operative intervention? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Sep; 70(9 Suppl 1):S33-6.
  10. Bhargava D, Deshpande A, Pogrel MA. Keratocystic odontogenic tumour (KCOT)--a cyst to a tumour. Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Jun; 16(2):163-70.
  11. Pogrel MA, Jergensen R, Burgon E, Hulme D. Long-term outcome of trigeminal nerve injuries related to dental treatment. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Sep; 69(9):2284-8.
  12. Lee LH, Jun JH, Danganan M, Pogrel MA, Kushner H, Lee JS. Orthognathic surgery for the Asian patient and the influence of the surgeon's background on treatment. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 May; 40(5):458-63.
  13. Pogrel MA. Summary of: Trigeminal nerve injuries in relation to the local anaesthesia in mandibular injections. Br Dent J. 2010 Nov; 209(9):452-3.
  14. Jun JH, Peacock Z, Pogrel MA. Alveolar ridge augmentation using lingual tori. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Nov; 68(11):2906-8.
  15. Pogrel MA. Who was Andy Gump? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Mar; 68(3):654-7.
  16. Pogrel MA. Broken local anesthetic needles: a case series of 16 patients, with recommendations. J Am Dent Assoc. 2009 Dec; 140(12):1517-22.
  17. Oka H, Pogrel MA, Dowd CF, Lee JS. Treatment of arteriovenous malformation of the mandible with resection and immediate reconstruction. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Mar; 68(3):658-63.
  18. Pogrel MA, Dorfman D, Fallah H. The anatomic structure of the inferior alveolar neurovascular bundle in the third molar region. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Nov; 67(11):2452-4.
  19. Pogrel MA. An update on coronectomy. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Aug; 67(8):1782-3.
  20. Tolstunov L, Pogrel MA. Delayed paresthesia of inferior alveolar nerve after extraction of mandibular third molar: case report and possible etiology. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Aug; 67(8):1764-6.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.