Gary M. DeWood, DDS, MS
Dr. Gary DeWood lives in Phoenix with his wife of 44 years, Dr. Cheryl DeWood. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Gary earned his D.D.S. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1980, completed the University of Florida Facial Pain Center Curriculum from 1992 through 1995, and in 2004 earned a Master of Science degree at The University of Toledo College of Medicine. He left full-time private practice in 2003 to serve as clinical director at The Pankey Institute, a position he held until 2008, when he joined Frank Spear in Seattle as the president of The Seattle Institute. As a founding member of Spear Education, formed by the merger of The Scottsdale Center and The Seattle Institute, he relocated to Arizona in 2009 as Executive Vice-President for curriculum and clinical education. Today he serves as Executive Vice-President of Spear Education. He maintains a limited private practice on the Spear campus and teaches in Spear workshops, Spear Online, Spear Study Clubs, and Spear Practice Solutions.
Gary has presented to international audiences in the areas of occlusion, temporomandibular disorders, bite splint therapy, restorative dentistry, esthetics, financial management, and practice management.