Matthew J. Williams, DDS
Dr. Williams received his doctorate of dentistry from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2010 after receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Purdue University. True to his Alaskan Native heritage, he spent his first years after dental school as a general dentist in remote areas of Alaska with the Indian Health Service. He then completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City in 2017.
After completing his residency in New York City, Dr. Williams returned to Alaska to continue working in the public health setting with the Indian Health Service, as the first Native Alaskan/American Indian tribal member to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the United States.
Dr. Williams has a passion for helping those with limited access to care, having not only spent most of his career working with Alaskan Natives, but has gone on mission trips to provide care to children at an orphanage in Guatemala and to those in need in the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Williams maintains professional associations with the Society of American Indian Dentists, Association of American Indian Physicians, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Williams’ love of the outdoors brought him to Oregon, where he and his family spend time at the coast and in the mountains during their free time.