About David Keith, DMD

Dr. David Keith is known for his work with temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.

Born in the United Kingdom, Dr. Keith trained at Guy's Hospital Dental School and qualified with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of London.  He obtained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 

In 1973, Dr. Keith spent three months on an Exchange program with the Massachusetts General Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has been on staff since.  He received his DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and is currently Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Keith has edited a book on Temporomandibular Joint Surgery and an Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  He has authored over 100 original papers, book chapters and reviews in these fields.

Dr. Keith sees patients at both our Boston hospital-based practice as well as at our Danvers facility.

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Mass General Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
55 Fruit St.
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
Suite 230
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2740
Fax: 978-882-6677

Mass General Dental Group at Danvers
104 Endicott St.
Suite 101
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-882-6600

Medical Education

  • DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • BDS, University of London
  • Residency, Guy's and St. Thomas Hospital
  • Residency, Kings College Hospital
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

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  • Select Publications:

    • Loveless TP, Bjornland T, Dodson TB, Keith DA.  Efficacy of Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis Surgical Treatment. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Mar 19.
    • Scrivani SJ, Keith DA, Kaban LB. Temporomandibular disorders. N Engl J Med. 2008 Dec 18;359(25):2693-705.
    • Scrivani SJ, Chandwani B, Keith DA, Kahn M, Heilman C. Women with severe facial pain. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2009 Feb;107(2):151-6.
    • Keith DA. Complications of temporomandibular joint surgery. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2003 May;15(2):187-94.
    • Keith DA. Custom-made total temporomandibular joint prosthesis. Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2005 Mar;13(1):83-9.
    • DaSilva AF, Shaefer J, Keith DA. The temporomandibular joint: clinical and surgical aspects. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2003 Aug;13(3):573-82.
    • Orup HI Jr, Holmes LB, Keith DA, Coull BA. Craniofacial skeletal deviations following in utero exposure to the anticonvulsant phenytoin: monotherapy and polytherapy. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2003 Feb;6(1):2-19.
    • Scrivani SJ, Keith DA. Temporomandibular disorders. Dent Today. 2000 Jul;19(7):78-87.
    • Aghabeigi B, Hiranaka D, Keith DA, Kelly JP, Crean SJ. Effect of orthognathic surgery on the temporomandibular joint in patients with anterior open bite. Int J Adult Orthodon Orthognath Surg. 2001;16(2):153-60.

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