Migrated from the Philippines in 1973, Dr. Joseph M. Arzadon, an Oral, Maxillofacial and Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, was raised in Alexandria, Virginia, where he attended local schools. He received his undergraduate degree in Zoology from the George Washington University, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland School Of Dentistry, and received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School Of Medicine. He completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he became Chief Resident from 1995-1996.
Dr. David Liang was born in Taiwan and has lived in the United States since 1992. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, San Diego in 1999 with a B.S. in Bio-engineering. In 2005 he received his D.D.S. from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. In 2008 Dr. Liang pursued further training at Emory University, where he received his M.D. and completed a post-graduate internship in General Surgery. He completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NOVA Southeastern University and Broward General Medical Center in 2012. Dr. Liang performs the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with special interests in dento-alveolar surgery, dental implants, bone grafting, maxillofacial trauma and oral pathology. He is an active member of both national and regional societies that include the American Dental Association, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. He is certified in Advanced CardiovascularLife Support (ACLS) as well as Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). On a personal level, Dr. Liang is a caring, compassionate, sincere individual with a professional and courteous chairside manner. He is dedicated to providing the very best care for his patients. In addition, he has an interest in teaching and has always enjoyed sharing his knowledge with patients, students and younger surgeons in training. He will continue this endeavor in his practice and through his involvement in the Washington Hospital Center residency training program. In his spare time, he enjoys running, biking, swimming and traveling. He also loves playing tennis and basketball.
Dr. Kenneth Blais grew up in Seattle where he completed undergraduate education at the University of Washington in 2002. In 2007, he received his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. His training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was completed at Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 2014 where he also earned his M.D. in 2011 and completed an internship in general surgery. During his residency he was trained in full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including head and neck cancer, cleft lip and palate, facial cosmetics, and treatment of craniofacial deformitites. His surgical interest are in dental implants with bone grafting, maxillofacial trauma, orthognathics, outpatient anesthesia, and treatment of oral and maxillofacial pathology. He moved here with the love of his life Kalie, an ICU registered nurse. Together they enjoy travel, live bands, camping, backpacking, road cycling, snowboarding, and jazz performance.
Dr. Matt Jacks is among the elite group of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in the USA serving as a Board Examiner in determining whether an American Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon achieves Board Certification. A 17-year veteran of the US Navy, Dr Jacks is completing his tour of duty as the Department Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He is one of the most prolific and sought after surgeons for complex maxillofacial reconstruction, TMJ, and dental implant-based prosthetic cases. At the University of North Carolina, Dr Jacks trained at one of the best Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery programs in the United States focusing on reconstructive surgery of the face and jaws. Upon completion of residency, he was appointed attending surgeon to the US Navy’s flagship hospital in Bethesda, MD, during the height of the Iraq war. He surgically rehabilitated 34 soldiers, sailors, and marines from their initial IED blasts and facial combat injuries to final maxillofacial reconstruction, cosmetic, and dental implant-based prosthesis. Having built tremendous professional relationships with all dental specialties during this demanding time, Dr Jacks knows all too well the benefits of a multi-disciplinary team. As a result, he was awarded the US Navy’s Meritorious Service Medal. Next, Dr Jacks accepted orders to the NATO base in Sicily, Italy, where he was the Director for Surgery at the US Naval Hospital. He served as the chief surgical liaison during the NATO strikes on Libya and provided multinational force support for deployed and stationed troops. As a result, he received his second Meritorious Service Medal. Finally, Dr Jacks returned to Maryland and was appointed Department Chief of the military’s largest and premiere Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. To date, Dr Jacks has trained 54 oral surgeons, and co-trained periodontists, prosthodontists, and general dentists (50 GPRs). Most importantly, he feels privileged to have spent two decades taking care of our nation’s wounded warriors, leaders and their families. Currently, Dr Jacks and his wife, Heather, live in Darnestown, MD. They have four children, three dogs, three chickens, and one cat. Dr Jacks’ hobby is whatever his wife tells him to do.