Dr. Sampeter Odera is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon who graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2008 and the UC San Francisco School of Medicine in 2012. He completed his residency at UCSF in 2014, and a fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia in 2015. The focus of his fellowship training was orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, and arthroscopy. While in Nova Scotia he was trained in surgical planning and techniques developed by Dr. Jean Delaire and David Precious, both pioneers in the field of orthognathic surgery. His primary clinical interests are surgery for obstructive sleep apnea, orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, wisdom teeth, dental implants, anesthesia, pathology, reconstruction, facial trauma and virtual surgical treatment planning.
In recognition for excellence in surgical leadership, innovation, research and patient care, Dr.Odera was accepted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2018. Dr.Odera has also completed a competitive Howard Hughes Research Fellowship studying the role of Bone Marrow Stem Cells (BMSCs) in craniofacial regeneration. He is also interested in data-driven strategies to improve processes through institutional quality improvement and assurance. His current research interests include cardiac markers for obstructive sleep apnea and genetic regulation of odontogenic tumors/cysts. For his outstanding contribution to the art, science and literature of dentistry, Dr. Odera was inducted to Omicron Kappa Upsilon in 2020. Outside work he enjoys photography, cooking, rucking and wilderness navigation, international travel, art history, running and cycling.
Education and Training
Dalhousie University|Fellowship|TMJ and Orthognathic Surgery|2014-15
UC San Francisco|OMFS|Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|2014
UC San Francisco|General Surgery|General Surgery|2013
UC San Francisco|MD|School of Medicine|2012
Harvard University|DMD|School of Dental Medicine|2008
University of Houston|BSC|Biology|2002