Dr. Matthew Epstein loves meeting people and building relationships, and providing thorough patient education is vitally important to him. He believes that the patient-doctor relationship is a two-way street that involves active listening and thoughtful engagement, and always discussing treatment options in detail. From the design of his office to his handpicked team, he has shown care for patient experience and comfort.
Dr. Epstein attended Bellevue High School and completed a B.S. in Biology followed by a DDS at the University of Washington. His love of new experiences and exploration eventually took him to the East Coast for a unique and wide-ranging Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center outside of New York City. He is uniquely qualified to manage both the hard and soft tissue of the face and mouth due to his experience and expertise in oral and facial plastic surgery. He integrates innovative techniques and cutting edge technologies into patient care. Entering the 10th year of his career, he brings creativity and a draws on a reservoir of ingenuity which give him the expertise to provide the most contemporary and evidence-based surgical solutions to his patients
Dr. Epstein also enjoys expanding his worldview through travel and interaction with other cultures, spending time abroad with extended family and his wife, Rachel, and their daughter Eva. He is committed to service and community health at home and internationally, traveling twice to Guatemala with The Free to Smile Foundation to collaborate on cleft lip and palate repairs, and volunteering weekly throughout his training at the 45th Street Clinic, where he ultimately became the clinic coordinator.
Dr. Matthew Epstein was raised in Blaine, Washington, where he developed a lifelong enthusiasm for the outdoors and passion for the Pacific Northwest. His childhood was spent hiking, camping and exploring evergreen forests with his two brothers. Dr. Epstein is also an avid soccer fan, first falling in love on the field at age two, and now participating as a loyal Sounders fan. Today, he spends his weekends together with family, engaging in outdoor adventures of all kinds, from mountain biking, hiking, kicking a soccer ball around with Eva, traveling and more.
Attending Surgeon at:
American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Academy of Osseointegration
Fischer DJ, Epstein MS, Epstein JB. Bleeding Disorders. The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions. pp 183-201. Wiley Blackwell. 2015.
Epstein MS. A Novel Technical Approach to Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation with Intense Focused Ultrasound and Poly-L-lactic Acid Injections. Poster presented at American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery National Conference. October 2013, Orlando, FL.
Epstein MS, Epstein JB, Ephros HD. The effects of osteoclast modifiers on the oral cavity: a review for prescribers. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2012 Sep;6(3):337-41.
Epstein MS, Epstein JB, Ephros HD. Review of Current Literature and Implications of RANKL inhibitors for Oral Health Care Providers. Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. August 15th, 2012.
Epstein MS. New Osteolytic Inhibitors: Review of Current Literature and Implications of RANKL inhibitors for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Poster Presented at AAOMS National Meeting. September 2011. Philadelphia, PA and Seton Hall Research Colloquium. September 2011 East Orange, NJ
Epstein MS, Wicknick FW, Epstein JB, Berenson JR, Gorsky M. Management of bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis: … and tocopherol in addition to antimicrobial therapy. An initial case series. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010 Nov;110(5):593-6. University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
Epstein. JB, Epstein JD, Epstein MS, Oien H, Truelove EL. … rinse for management of mucositis pain in patients with cancer: one week follow-up of topical therapy. Spec Care Dentist. 2008 Mar-Apr;28(2):73-7