Herman Kao, DDS, MD, FACS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Herman Kao, DDS, MD, FACSHerman Kao, DDS, MD, FACS grew up in Taiwan until his family moved to Vancouver, BC during his teenage years. Inspired by his older sister who was studying dentistry, Dr. Kao pursued an undergraduate degree in Biology at University of British Columbia in 1998 and went on to be the valedictorian of his dental class at University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2003, and eventually earn his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2006.

Dr. Kao has vast experience in cleft lip/cleft palate and trauma, and he is the Vice Chairman and Director of Maxillofacial Trauma for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at John Peter Smith Hospital. Dr. Kao believes one of the most important parts of his job is educating his patients, enabling them to advocate for themselves and make their own decisions about what’s best for them. More than anything, Dr. Kao enjoys connecting with his patients at a personal level and believes his mission to be three-fold: respect patients’ time, relieve their pain, and provide them with the best possible results.

Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 

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Education

  • University of British Columbia, BS in Biology, 1998
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry, DDS, 2003 (Valedictorian)
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, MD, 2006
  • Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2009

Academic Appointments

Vice-Chairman
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas

Director of Maxillofacial Trauma
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas

Co-Director
Fort Worth Cleft Palate Program
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College or Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • American Cleft Palate Association

Publications

Miles BA, Petrisor D, Kao H, Finn RA, Throckmorton GS. Anatomical variation of the nasal septum: analysis of 57 cadaver specimens. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Mar;136(3):362-8. PubMed PMID: 17321860.

Kao H, Williams FC, Stella JP, Warner MR. Areas Doadoras Autogenas Extrabucais. In,Enxertos Osseos em Implantodontia, ed. Renato Mazzonetto. Editora Napoleao Ltda 2012.

Kao H, Control of Facial Hemorrhage.Atlas of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, editors Kademani and Tiwana.Elsevier.Expected publication late 2014.

Lectures

2015-1-28 UT Southwestern Medical Center OMS Grand Rounds

  • Mandibular Condyle Fractures: Diagnosis and Management

2014-3-20 UT Southwestern Medical Center OMS Grand Rounds

  • In-Office Sedation: Management of Complications

2016 UT Southwestern Medical Center OMS Grand Rounds

  • Traumatic Vision Loss