Michael R. Warner, DDS, PhD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Michael Warner, DDS, PhD Michael R. Warner, DDS, PHD grew up in a family that fostered a love for art and science, and he believes it’s the fusion of art and science that’s given him an artistic eye that allows him to see what many others don’t. Dr. Warner earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Abilene Christian University in 1984, his dental degree at UTHSCSA Dental School in 1982, and his post-graduate degree in cell biology from UTHSCD School of Biomedical Sciences in 1984.

Dr. Warner is one of the few surgeons in the United States who can operate on the temporomandibular joint using a scope, and he serves as Director, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Outpatient Clinic at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. As a believer in Christ, Dr. Warner cares deeply for his patients, believing in the worth of each as a person. He takes time to get to know each of his patients and is humbled by the responsibility of caring for and restoring their faces.

Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Education

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene TX B.A. Chemistry, 1973-1977 M.A. Chemistry, 1977-1979
  • UTHSCSA Dental School, San Antonio TX D.D.S., 1978-1982
  • UTHSCD School of Biomedical Sciences, Dallas TX Ph.D. Cell Biology and Anatomy, 1982-1984
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas TX
    • Internship Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 1984-1985
    • Residency Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 1985-1987

Honors & Awards

  • Physician of the Month, JPS Physician Network, November, 2007
  • Basic Science Award, 1st place, Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, 1993
  • Clinician-Scientist Award, Scott, White Sherwood and Brindley Foundation, 1992-1996
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Research Award, 1983
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Undergraduate Achievement Award, 1982 Graduate
  • Postgraduate Academic Achievement Award (4.00 GPA), Abilene Christian University, 1979
  • Robert B. Welch Foundation Research Award, 1977
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society, 1974-1977

Licensure & Certification

  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, valid 3/31/92 – 3/31/12
  • ACLS, valid 9/2006 – 10/2010

Institutional Affiliations

John Peter Smith Hospital, 4/1999 present, Active
1300 Main Street
Fort Worth TX 76104

Baylor All Saints Hospital, 6/1999 – present, Active
8th Street
Fort Worth TX 76104

Baylor Surgical Hospital Fort Worth, 5/2000 present, Active
750 13th Avenue
Fort Worth TX 76104

Weatherford Regional Medical Hospital, 6/1999 present, Active
713 E Anderson Lane

Weatherford TX 76086

Cook Children’s Medical Center, 10/2004 present, Active
801 Seventh Ave
Fort Worth TX 76104

Scott & White Memorial Hospital, 1/1988 3/1999, Inactive
2401 South 31st Street
Temple TX 76508

Professional Experience

Clinical Associate Professor, Div Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, 1999 2010
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas TX

Associate Professor, Surgery Department, 1994 1999
Texas A & M University College of Medicine
Scott & White Hospital, Temple TX

Assistant Professor, Surgery Department, 1988 1994
Texas A & M University College of Medicine
Scott & White Hospital, Temple TX

Teaching Assistant, Cell Biology and Anatomy Department, 1982 1984
Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX

Teaching Experience

  • Texas A & M University, College of Medicine, 1988 1999
  • MSIV lecture series, Maxillofacial trauma, Oral Pathology, Head & Neck Infecxtions
  • Program Director, Emergency Medicine resident Maxillofacial rotation
  • Program Director, MSIV Maxillofacial selective rotation (2-4 weeks)
  • Psychiatry Residency Neuroscience lecture series
  • Anesthesia Residency Lecture Craniofacial blocks for pain management
  • Panel Judge, Anesthesia Resident Research Day
  • Panel Judge, Internal Medicine Resident Research Day
  • Panel Judge, Pathology Resident Research Day
  • Panel Judge, Ob-Gyn Resident Research Day

Research Mentor

  • Marty O’Toole, M.D., Plastic Surgery Resident, 1995 1996
  • Scott Green, MSIV Research Rotation, 1995
  • Douglas Macha, TAMU Bioengineering graduate student, 1993 1995
  • Robert Weber, M.D., Plastic Surgery Resident, 1992 1993
  • Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX, 1982 – 1985
  • Instructor: Medical Gross Anatomy

Administrative & Academic Service

  • Professional Excellence Committee, JPS Hospital, 2007 present
  • Medical Practice Committee, JPS Hospital, 2001 2006
  • Surgery Operations Committee, JPS Hospital, 2001 2006
  • Trauma Quality Improvement Committee, JPS Hospital, 2001 2005
  • Institutional Research Committee, JPS Hospital, 2000 2001
  • Director, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Outpatient Clinic, JPS Hospital, 1999 present
  • Orthopedic Research Committee, JPS Hospital, 1999 2001
  • Operating Services Committee, JPS Hospital, 1999 2001
  • Director, Division of Dentistry, Scott & White Clinic, 1995 1999
  • Chief, Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Scott & White Clinic, 1995 1999
  • Director, Division of Surgical Research, Scott & White Clinic, 1991- 1996
  • Program Director, Head & Neck Symposium, Scott & White Clinic, 1997 1999
  • Institutional Animal Care and Utilization Committee, Scott & White Clinic, 1997 1999
  • Surgical Grand Rounds Committee, Chairman, Scott & White Clinic, 1996 1999
  • Operating Services Committee, Scott & White Clinic, 1995 1999
  • Executive Surgical Committee, Scott & White Clinic, 1995 1999
  • Surgery Research Committee, Scott & White Clinic, 1991 1999
  • Research Advisory Committee, Scott & White Clinic, 1992 1996
  • Medical Computing Group, Scott & White Clinic, 1992 1996
  • Health Informatics Committee, Scott & White Clinic, 1990 1996
  • Imaging Processing Committee, Chairman, Scott & White Clinic, 1990 1992
  • Institutional Research Committee, Scott & White Clinic, 1990 1996
  • Medical Informatics Task Force, TAMUCOM, Scott & White Clinic, 1990
  • Cleft lip and Palate Team, Scott & White Clinic, 1988 1999
  • Head & Neck Cancer Team, Scott & White Clinic, 1988 1999
  • Sleep Apnea Team, Scott & White Clinic, 1996 1999

Professional Organizations

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Texas Society of Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Texas Dental Society
  • Society of Neuroscience
  • Fort Worth District Dental Society

Clinical Interests

  • Facial cosmetic surgery
  • Maxillofacial reconstruction of congenital, neoplastic and traumatic deformities
  • Surgical and nonsurgical management of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring
  • Temporomandibular joint surgery (operative arthroscopy, reconstruction and total joints)
  • Management of peripheral cranial nerve injuries

Research Interests

  1. Clinical outcomes of Botox A v. Botox B chemodenervation
  2. Clinical outcomes of brow lift suspension techniques
  3. Clinical outcomes of endoscopic TMJ surgery

Research Funding

  1. End-to-side repair of facial nerves. Scott, White, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation, $66,500, 9/1994 9/1995.
  2. Influence of electrical fields on sensory nerve regeneration. Scott, White, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation, $487,500, 1/1992 12/1994.
  3. Effect of galvanic fields on mechanoreceptor patterns. Scott & White Project Oriented Grand, $62,500, 9/1990 8/1991.
  4. End-organ specificity in nerve regeneration. Scott & White Institutional Grant, $15,350, 6/1989 5/1990.
  5. Interrelationships between masseter muscle histochemical characteristics and craniofacial morphology. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Research Fellowship, $25,000, 1/1983 12/1983.

Collaborator Research Funding

  1.  O’Toole, M.A. and Warner, Michael, End-to-side repair of rat facial nerve with autogenous grafts and silicone conduits. Scott & White Institutional Resident Grant, $17,173, 11/1995 5/1996.
  2.  Weber, R.A. and Warner, Michael, Functional evaluation of gap vs. abutment repair of peripheral mixed nerve in the rat. Scott & White Institutional Resident Grant, $17,173, 2/1992 11/1993.

Publications

Cunningham, L. and Warner, Michael R., Cervical schwannoma presenting as a parotid tumor. Accepted for publication in JOMS.

Stella, John Paul, and Warner, Michael R., Sinus slot technique for placement of zymomaticus implants. Int J Oral Maxillofac. Implants, 15: 889, 2000.

Warner, Michael R., What is the source of regenerated axons in end-to-side facial nerve repair? J. Oral Maxillofac. Surgery 54(8) Suppl 3, 66, 1996.

Weber, W. A., Warner, Michael R., Verheyden, C.N. and Proctor, W., Functional evaluation of gap vs. abutment repair of peripheral nerves in the rat. J. Reconstruct Microsurg., 12: 159, 1996.

Weber, W.A., Proctor, W., Warner, Michael R., and Verheyden, C.N., Autonomy and the sciatic functional index, Microsurgery 10:289, 1993.

Warner, Michael R., Influence of low intensity electrical fields on sensory nerve regeneration. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surgery 51: 121, 1993.

Warner, Michael R., End-organ specificity of trigeminal and facial nerve regeneration. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surgery, 49:73, 1991.

Gonyea, W.J., Throckmorton, G.S., Finn, P.A., Boyd, S.B., Storum, K.A., Warner, Michale R., and Bell, W.H., Masticatory muscles in dentofacial deformities. Surgical Correction of Denofacial Deformities: New Concepts, Vol. III, edited by Bell, WS-1.W.B. Saunders Co., 1985.

Warner, Michael R., Relationships between dentoskeletal morphology and myofiber characteristics of the human masseter muscle. Doctoral dissertation, UTHSCD Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Dallas, Texas, 1985.

Dolwick, M.F., Lipton, J.S., and Warner, Michael R., Sagittal anatomy of the human temporomandibular joint spaces: Normal and abnormal findings. J.Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2:86, 1983.