About Dr. Hale

The Hale Difference

Meet Dr. Robert G. Hale, DDS, COL
Dr.Robert G. Hale’s unequaled level of knowledge and surgical expertise has made him one of the United States most sought after oral surgeons.

Patients come from all over the country and abroad to obtain a long-term solution for missing teeth, failing teeth and chronic dental problems.

Along with his private practice, Dr. Hale served more than 30 years in the US Army, including five years as the Commander, US Army Dental and Trauma Research Detachment, Director of Craniomaxillofacial Research, Military Representative to the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine and Consultant to the Surgeon General for Dental Research.

Now retired from active duty, Dr. Hale brings his wealth of experience and expertise to his Woodland Hills-based practice, offering the most advanced tooth replacement options using the latest dental implant technologies.


Fellow,

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Fellow,

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Fellow,

American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Member,

American Dental Association

Honorary Member,

California Dental Association

Member,

Southern California
Orofacial Academy

Honorary Member,

San Fernando Valley
Dental Society

Restoring Hope for Patients
Dr.Hale’s scope of practice is more than biopsies, tooth removal and tooth replacement. He is one of the few oral surgeons who specialize in helping people with insufficient facial bones or sinus complications obtain a beautiful, permanent smile.

On the forefront of regenerative medicine and implant technology, it became his personal mission to implement these medical advancements to help those who are in need in need of more specialized or complex treatment; for those who have been told there is no hope for beautiful permanent teeth.

COL Hale is published in numerous professional journals and books. He has lectured extensively worldwide on craniomaxillofacial reconstruction and regenerative medicine. He holds a teaching appointment at the UCLA School of Dentistry and is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the nation’s prestigious Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2009 the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial honored COL Hale with the prestigious Humanitarian Award and in 2014, Discover Magazine did a cover story on Dr. Hale for his ground breaking work with regenerative medicine for battlefield facial injuries.

Professional and Career Timeline


Professional Experience
  • 2LT, US Army Reserves
  • General Dental Officer, CPT
  • Resident, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Emory University, GA
  • MAJ, US Army Reserves
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Private Practice, Northridge, CA
  • Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLA School of Dentistry, CA
  • LTC, US Army Reserve
  • LTC, US Army, Active Duty
  • COL, US Army, Active Duty
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program Director, Brooke Army Medical Center, TX
  • Director of Craniomaxillofacial Research, US Army Institute of Research, TX
  • Commander, US Army Dental and Trauma Research Detachment, TX
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Private Practice, Woodland Hills, CA
Certificates / Licenses / Boards:
Certificates:
  • AMEDD Officer Basic
  • AMEDD Officer Advanced
  • US Army Command and General Staff College
  • AMEDD Executive Skills
Specialty Boards:
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Certified Microsurgery Emory University School of Medicine
MILITARY AWARDS:
  • Expert Field Medical Badge
  • Army Commendation Medal – Korea
  • Army Commendation Medal – Hawaii
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Bronze Star Medal – Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Bronze Star Medal – Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit – Retirement Award
  • Surgeon General “A” Proficiency Designation
  • Order of Military Medical Merit
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States-Dentist Award
CIVILIAN AWARDS:
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Humanitarian Award-American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Los Angeles City Counsel Veteran’s Day 2015




Memberships
  • Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists
Member:
  • American Dental Association
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Southern California Orofacial Academy
  • San Fernando Valley Dental Society
Honorary Member:
  • California Dental Association
Appointments
  • Member Council on Scientific Affairs, American Dental Association, 2012 – 2016
  • Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Army Postgraduate Dental School, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD
  • Lecturer, UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Medical Staff, UCLA Medical Center
  • Craniomaxillofacial Faculty, AO North American
  • Member, Integrated Product Team, Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine
  • Member, AAOMS Advisory Committee on Research Planning and Technology Assessment
  • President, San Fernando Valley Dental Society
Editorial Boards Reviewer
  • Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Journal of Trauma
  • International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles – 1977
  • Emory University, Doctoral Degree – 1981
  • Emory University, Postdoctoral Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – 1989
Hospital Affiliations
  • UCLA Hospital
  • Brookes Army Medical Center
  • Northridge Hospital Medical Center


For a more complete list of Dr. Hale’s experience and accolades:
Curriculum Vitae Conference Proceedings.