Dr. Dan E. Patterson

Dr. Patterson is a native of Bartlesville and has practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery in Oklahoma for 32 years.

After completing his pre-dental education at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Patterson attended the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry where he graduated with honors in 1974. Following dental school, Dr. Patterson entered a four-year hospital residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Florida Jacksonville.

Upon completion of his specialty training in 1978, Dr. Patterson returned to Oklahoma and became Stillwater’s first oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He practiced in Stillwater for 28 years before relocating to Tulsa in 2004.

Dr. Patterson now brings his experience and expertise, to Ashton Creek Oral Surgery Suites, and introduces Tulsa to the innovative “suite concept” of care. Developed by Dr. Patterson and unique to Ashton Creek Oral Surgery Suites, this system of care effectively utlizes office design, unique decor and modern sedative techniques to isolate patients from the objectionable sights, sounds and sensations often associated with the dental experience. Dr. Patterson has been recognized nationally for this innovative approach to patient care and has been previously featured in Dental Economics magazine .

Dr. Patterson’s practice is currently focused upon advanced dental implant procedures, periodontal plastic surgery, bone regeneration techniques, and the “teeth-in-a-day” concept. He has successfully placed over 5000 dental implants and has completed over 1000 hours of advanced dental implant continuing education.

In addition to his practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Patterson has enjoyed a twenty-two year career as a commercial airline pilot. Having recently retired as a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Captain,  Dr. Patterson continues to enjoy flying his single engine four passenger Cirrus aircraft.  Looking for a new challenge, in 2009 Dr. Patterson obtained his private pilot helicopter license.  When not “up in the air” he enjoys spending his free time attending daughter Lauren’s competitive horse shows and playing golf with son, Bret.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Charter Member, Institute for Dental Implant Awareness
  • American Dental Association
  • Oklahoma Dental Association