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Morton Wood, DDS, MEd
Associate Professor
Operative Dentistry


Dr. Wood is a 1969 graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School. Following graduation, he spent one year at Mercy Hospital, Baltimore in an oral surgery program. For five years he was in a solo private practice (general dentistry) in New York State before joining the faculty at his alma mater in 1975. Dr. Wood has chaired and been active in numerous school and campus committees. He has been appointed to many academic and administrative positions. He was Director of Predoctoral Tutorial Services, Supervisor of Fixed Prosthodontic Laboratory Services, Clinical Supervisor for Operative Dentistry and Fixed Prosthodontics, Program Director of Dental Anatomy/Occlusion for 14 years, Associate Chair (1994 -1997) and Chairman, Department of Restorative Dentistry (1997-2005). He continues to practice general dentistry in the intramural Faculty Practice.

He received an M.Ed. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1979. His overall teaching philosophy is one that requires students to be active, inquisitive learners who embrace the notion that dentistry requires strong didactic and “hand” skills that are combined with an ethical approach. Clinical achievement rests in mastering only three components:1. Being prepared; 2. Trying hard; and 3. Showing genuine care for all patients. While these components seem simple, they are the cornerstones for every successful dentist.

His research interest has been focused on the area of clinical research where he participated in numerous clinical trials and was the PI for an NIH study on the long term results of resin bonded fixed partial dentures.


  • FOUN 511
  • FOUN 518A
  • REST 538A
  • REST 548A
  • REST 538B
  • REST 548B

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