Dr. Franco Audia was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He attended college at the University of Calgary and subsequently attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. During his dental school training Dr. Audia performed externships in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic and Los Angeles County Medical Center. He completed a residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Loma Linda University medical Center and received a Masters of Science degree.
Dr. Audia and his wife Susan moved to Washington state in 2001. He maintains a private practice in Bellevue and is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Audia has authored numerous articles in the areas of bone grafting, implants and distraction osteogenesis. He also maintains privileges at numerous hospitals in the region including Overlake and Swedish Medical Centers, where he performs many of his reconstructive procedures. Dr. Audia served as the president of the Washington State Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in 2006/2007. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2003.
As a dedicated husband and father of two, Dr. Audia has many interests outside of his specialty. He enjoys fly fishing, mountain biking and hiking.