Faculty Profiles

Gary Bouloux

Gary F. Bouloux, MD, DDS, MDSc, FRACDS, FRACDS(OMS), FRCS(Eng), FACS

Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Director of Research, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Chief, OMFS Service, Emory University Hospital Midtown

Telephone

404.778.4500

Email

gfboulo@emory.edu

Certification

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member

2006

Biography

Dr. Gary Bouloux joined the Emory Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2006. He was appointed program director of the OMFS residency in 2013, serving until he transitioned to interim chief of the Division of OMFS in 2020. He was also appointed president of the American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons in 2020.

He is credited with introducing advanced temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthroscopy and total joint replacement for TMJ to Emory, and is considered one of the world's leaders in evidence-based management of temporomandibular dysfunction. He leads the division in the diagnosis and surgical management of trigeminal nerve injuries, including microsurgery and interpositional allogeneic nerve.

Dr. Bouloux's primary research evolves from his interest in TMJ dysfunction, and includes surgical outcomes, psychological predictors of outcomes, laser-assisted surgical arthroscopy, the use of hyaluronic acid, and metal hypersensitivity following TMJ total joint replacement. His multicenter studies into the efficiency of various surgical treatments for temporomandibular disorders have advanced the science and practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Bouloux received the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Research Recognition Award in 2017 for his significant work in the area of TMJ dysfunction and treatment, as well as the Daniel Laskin Award for the most outstanding publications in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2018.

Publications

View Dr. Bouloux's publications in PubMed.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic

Education

  • BDS with honors, Sydney University Dental School, 1989

  • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (by examination), FRACDS, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, 1992

  • MDSc, Sydney University Dental School, 1995

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, Westmead Hospital Dental Clinical School, Sydney, Australia, 1993–1996

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 1997–1999

  • MD received, Emory University School of Medicine, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Daniel Laskin Award for the most outstanding publications in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2018

  • Research Recognition Award, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, 2017

  • Reviewer Quality Award, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2013-2017

Current Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • American Medical Association

  • American Dental Association

  • American Dental Educators Association

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners

  • Georgia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons

  • Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • American and International Association of Dental Research, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Group

Clinical Interests

  • Craniofacial abnormalities

  • Oral and maxillofacial trauma

  • Dental implants

  • Oral/maxillofacial surgery

  • Sleep apnea

  • Temporomandibular joint

  • Mandibular fractures

  • Wisdom teeth extraction

Research Interests

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, including surgical outcomes, psychological predictors of outcomes, laser assisted surgical arthroscopy, and the use of hyaluronic acid

  • Odontogenic infections

  • Oral hypoglycemic agents/osteoblast differentiation