Thomas P. Dougherty, D.M.D.

Dr. Thomas DoughertyDr. Dougherty grew up in Chicago, the oldest of seven children. Dr. Dougherty attended Marquette University, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from St. Viator High School, he graduated college with honors, then attended Marquette University Dental school. After an additional year at the Milwaukee County Hospital pursuing the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery; he looked east to complete advanced training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. With the Hospital, Dental Award, he applied and was accepted at the then Wilmington Medical Center. Three years later he was the Chief resident. He started private practice with the Director of the program, Dr Jack O’Leary in 1982. Dr. O’Leary was a master surgeon with a gentleman’s demeanor. He taught me that no matter how difficult the presenting condition, and the degree of patient concern, they must be treated with utmost respect. In fact, the Golden Rule became part of our Mission Statement. Dr. O’Leary completed my training, teaching all aspects of running an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center.

Today Dr. Thomas Dougherty has over 30 years of experience in all phases of Oral and Facial surgery; to include facial bone surgeries, jaw reconstruction and associated procedures in treatment of: facial trauma; developmental deformities and severe malocclusion; debilitating oral cancer defects, TMJ arthroscopic and open joint surgery, as well as routine and complex dental implant placement and adjunctive procedures. These procedures are also frequently performed in his office and the hospital.

In addition to being a Diplomat of the American Board of Maxillofacial Surgery,

Dr. Dougherty is a Member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Past President of the Mid-Atlantic Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and currently is Vice President for the Delaware Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a member of the American Dental Association and currently serves as an Attending Surgeon at the Christiana Care Medical Center. He lectures frequently on oral surgery topics and has published and lectured on reconstructive facial surgery

Finally, many generations of the same families have been treated here. Dr. Dougherty along with his wonderful and supportive staff strive to see patients smiling and returning with friends, neighbors and decades later with their own grown children! By treating patients like they are our own families we have grown and thrived for almost 35 years.   Please call for an appointment and join our family!