About R. John Tannyhill, MD,DDS

Dr. R. John Tannyhill received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, his dental degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.  He completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at MGH. After residency, Dr. Tannyhill started a successful practice in Centennial, Colorado, also serving on the faculty of the OMFS training program at Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Dentistry.

While in Denver, he served as a team physician for the NBA Denver Nuggets, the NHL Colorado Avalanche, and USA Cycling, serving as the team physician at the 2012 and 2013 UCI Road World Championships in the Netherlands and Italy.

After fifteen years in Colorado, he returned to MGH as the OMFS Residency Program Director and Director of Education in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is responsible for the educational and surgical development of the most gifted young oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the country.

Dr. Tannyhill's primary clinical interests are dentoalveolar surgery, outpatient anesthesia, dental implant surgery, reconstructive surgery of the jaws, and facial trauma in the athlete.  His research studies are focused on resident education, surgical simulation, facial trauma and dental implantology.

He lives in Belmont, MA, with his wife, Elizabeth.  They are the parents of four wonderful children.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-2740
Fax: 617-726-2814

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • DDS, UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Archived), American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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