Training & Fellowship
Dr. Dashow completed a two-year cleft and craniofacial surgical fellowship at LSU Hospital, in Shreveport, Louisiana, receiving subspecialized training in the correction of pediatric head and face anomalies. He completed both medical school and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Michigan. In addition to this training, Dr. Dashow completed a 2-year general surgery internship and specialty anesthesia training at the University of Michigan. Prior to surgical training, Dr. Dashow received a dental degree from the University of Washington.
Licenses & Memberships
Dr. Dashow is board-certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). He holds active medical and dental licenses in Alaska, Louisiana, and Michigan as well as an active dental license in Washington State. He is a member in good standing of the American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS), Chalmers J. Lyons Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Society, American Cleft Palate Association (ACPA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Dental Association (ADA).
Dr. Dashow has numerous peer-reviewed publications pertaining to facial pathology and pediatric craniofacial anomalies. In addition to practice interests including pediatric cleft and craniofacial deformities, computer-aided surgical jaw correction, complex facial trauma and infection management, head and neck pathology, TMJ malfunction, third molar extraction, and dental implant placement, Dr. Dashow is regularly involved in global surgical outreach.
When he is not operating, Dr. Dashow enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children, playing bass guitar, hunting, and snowboarding.
Dr. Dashow Surgical Specialties:
Dr. Dashow, 5-word description:
Caring, Compassionate, Able, Affable, Able
Dr. Dashow Summary:
Dr. Dashow is the only fellowship-trained craniofacial surgeon in Alaska. His unique background and treatment philosophy create an artful and compassionate intersection for surgery, medicine, and dentistry.
All Alaska Oral & Craniofacial Surgery is dedicated to providing exceptional care for ALL Alaskans.
Care philosophy/mission statement:
Why did you become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?
“I was drawn to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery when I saw before and after repair pictures of children with cleft lip and palate. I saw how these kids and their families were smiling from ear to ear and I knew I wanted to somehow be a part of a change like that.” – Dr. Dashow
How can a patient get the most out of seeing you?
“I always encourage patients and their families to come to their consult and follow up appointments with a list of as many questions as they can think of. As a surgeon, I can’t always change the circumstances for a patient but I have never had a patient tell me they were upset because I spent extra time explaining, reassuring or just listening.” – Dr. Dashow