Dr. Roger Throndson was born and raised in Iowa. He served in the United States Army before completing his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Northern Iowa. From there, he received his doctorate in dentistry at the University of Iowa and then served as a Dental Officer in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Dr. Throndson would go on to complete a residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Throndson's commitment to service and training have allowed him to practice in the Republic of Panama, Ft Hood, TX, Saudi, Arabia, and Honolulu, HI.
In 1997, Dr. Throndson moved to Dallas, Texas to assume an Assistant Professor position in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Baylor College of Dentistry (part of the Texas A&M University System). It was in 2000 when Dr. Throndson moved to Galveston, TX to join the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) as an Assistant Professor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Division of the Department of Surgery. Within his first 2 years, he became Program Director of the OMFS residency training program and also advanced to Associate Professor within the division. He was awarded tenure with UTMB in 2007, and was named Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2009 (a post he holds to this day). He was named Holder of the Carl E. Schow Chair in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2010. In 2014, Dr. Throndson and Dr. Glenn received a Grant from The President's Cabinet to establish a dental clinic at St. Vincent's Clinic in Galveston. Dr. Throndson volunteers at that clinic one Saturday a month providing oral surgery services.
Dr. Throndson's research interests include the physiology of bone grafting and healing, dental and maxillofacial implantsfor reconstruction of the dentition and facial complex, and alloplastic grafting materials. He has presented and attended numerous lectures and seminars nationally and internationally, and he is highly regarded by his colleagues. Dr. Throndson and his lovely wife, Darla, enjoy island life in Galveston as well as spending time with their children and grandchildren as much as possible.
University of Iowa College of Dentistry - Iowa City, IA, DDS, 1979
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Walter reed Army Medical Center - Washington DC, 1986
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery