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John K. Tidwell, DDS

Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

Dr. John Tidwell was born and raised in Southern California. His early interest in science and teaching led him to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology with a minor in Teacher Education from the University of California at San Diego. He subsequently became interested in the field of Dentistry and attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, Dr. Tidwell earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following dental school, Dr. Tidwell was accepted into the residency training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington. During his residency, Dr. Tidwell received extensive training in medicine, anesthesia, oral surgery, dental implants, orthognathic surgery, oral pathology, facial reconstructive surgery and trauma. As part of the residency training program, Dr. Tidwell traveled to Europe and participated in a nine month fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Arnhem, The Netherlands. This experience provided Dr. Tidwell with the opportunity to diagnose and treat many patients with a multitude of oral and maxillofacial problems. After completion of his residency training, Dr. Tidwell was asked to join the faculty in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington to teach full time in the Residency training program. Dr. Tidwell opened his private practice, Ballard Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, over twenty years ago and has gained extensive experience in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Tidwell is board certified with the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is past president of the Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Tidwell with his wife and two daughters have lived in the Seattle area since 1988. Dr. Tidwell enjoys golf, skiing, boating and photography in his free time.

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Accepts 4 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Medicare (with supplement)
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • Washington Dental Service


University of California, Los Angeles
medical school

Board Certifications

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Surgery, Oral

Clinical Interests

  • Artecoll
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Bone Grafting
  • Botox Injection
  • Brow Droop
  • Browlift
  • Cervicoplasty
  • Cheek Implant
  • Chin Lift
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip/Palate Surgery
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Jaw Surgery
  • Cranial Flap
  • Craniomaxillofacial Trauma
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Dental Bone Grafting
  • Dental Extractions
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Infection
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Dentofacial Deformities
  • Dermabrasion
  • Deviated Septum
  • Double Chin
  • Ear Keloids
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Electrolysis
  • Excess Skin Of Eyelid
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Facelift
  • Facial Veins
  • Frostbite Of Ear
  • Frostbite Of Face
  • Frostbite Of Nose
  • Frown Lines
  • Genioplasty
  • Goldenhar Syndrome
  • Hair Removal
  • Head Deformities
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hemifacial Microsomia
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Injury
  • Jaw Misalignment
  • Jaw Surgery
  • Juvederm
  • Lefort Fracture
  • Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Maxillofacial Regeneration
  • Maxillomandibular Advancement
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Micrognathia
  • Microtia
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Mouth Cyst
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Plastic Surgery
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Nose Fracture
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Osteoma
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw
  • Otoplasty
  • Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Port Wine
  • Prominent Ears
  • Reconstruction Of Ear
  • Reconstruction Of Nose
  • Restylane
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Senile Ectropion
  • Senile Entropion
  • Septoplasty
  • Septum Problem
  • Skin Fillers
  • Temporomandibular Joint Replacement
  • Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
  • Uvuloplasty
  • Wisdom Teeth
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Practice Locations

John K. Tidwell practices at one location

Ballard Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
1801 Northwest Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill