Rawle Philbert, D.D.S.

  • Dr. Douglas and Diane Sinn Distinguished Chair in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Surgery - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Management of maxillofacial traumatic injuries
  • Orofacial abscess

Biography

Rawle F. Philbert, D.D.S., FACD, FACS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Philbert earned his doctoral degree in dental surgery at Howard University and completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Harlem Hospital Center, affiliated with Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons.

Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Philbert joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Philbert serves as Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UT Southwestern. He’s a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American College of Dentists, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Dental Association, and he has held many key regional and national leadership positions.

He has published broadly on topics ranging from trauma to surgical techniques. His work has appeared in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, European Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Journal of Otolaryngology and Rhinology, and other peer-reviewed journals.

Among many other honors, Dr. Philbert received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lincoln Medical Center Auxiliary, a Doctor of the Year Award from the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation, and a Doctors Day Medical Board President Award from the Lincoln Medical Center.

Education & Training
  • Dental School - Howard University College of Dentistry (1983-1987)
  • Residency - NYC Health & Hospitals/Harlem (1987-1991), Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Dentists
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Dentistry
  • American Dental Association, Committee on Dental Education-Site Visitor
Honors & Awards
  • Certificate of Appreciation 2021, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
  • Certificate of Appreciation 2020, United States Army
  • Award American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Examination Committee 2019
  • Award, Harlem Fine Arts Show, African American in Medicine 2019
  • Doctors Day Medical Board President Award 2018, Lincoln Medical Center
  • Certificate of Appreciation 2016, American College of Dentists
  • Doctor of the Year Award 2012, New York City Health and Hospital Corporation
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2009, Lincoln Medical Center Auxiliary
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, (2005, 2007, 2008), Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center
  • Attending of the year 1994-1996, Harlem Hospital Center
  • Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans 1992
  • Outstanding Achievement in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1991, Harlem Hospital Center
Books & Publications
Research
  • Marisa Bailey, Natasha Bhalla, Malcolm Zola, Rawle Philbert: A retrospective study of pediatric oral & maxillofacial trauma seen in an urban level 1 trauma center: August 1(2):37-43, 2017
  • Ahmad Reza Noroozi, Rawle F. Philbert: Resident’s Perception of the Impact of the Bell Commission in Oral Surgery Training: An Initial Study. Publication in JOMS July 2008

Clinical Focus

  • Management of maxillofacial traumatic injuries
  • Orofacial abscess
  • Placement of dental implants
  • Maxillofacial hard and soft tissue reconstruction
  • Conservative temporomandibular joint management
  • Surgical management of diseased joints
  • Management of deformities of the maxilla and the mandible
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery

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Rawle Philbert, D.D.S.

Dr. Philbert talks about his approach to patient care.