Dr. Matthew Epstein

Board Certified Oral + Facial Surgeon

Dr. Matthew Epstein loves people, relationships, and conversations. From the design of his office to the office team, it is apparent that this is vitally important to him. He strongly believes that the patient-doctor relationship is a two-way street. Dr. Epstein spends a significant amount of time educating and discussing treatment options with his patients. You won’t find educational videos anywhere in his office that tend to dilute the patient-doctor relationship. He is passionate about providing unique and excellent surgical options to his patients. He is uniquely able to manage both the hard and soft tissue of the face and mouth due to his training and experience in oral and facial plastic surgery. His surgical interests in oral and plastic surgery are exemplified in the techniques and technology he integrates into patient care.

Dr. Matthew Epstein was raised in Blaine, Washington, where he developed a lifelong enthusiasm for the outdoors and affinity for the Pacific Northwest. His childhood was spent hiking, camping and engaging in evergreen forests with his two brothers. Dr. Epstein is also an avid soccer fan, playing the sport from the time he was two years old, and now participates as a loyal Sounders fan.  Together with his family, Dr. Epstein moved to Seattle to attend Bellevue High School, where he subsequently completed a B.S. in Biology followed by a DDS at the University of Washington.

Dr. Epstein also enjoys exploring new countries and cultures, and traveled from an early age, first with his family and now with his wife. He studied abroad in Prague during college and he has recently traveled twice to Guatemala with The Free to Smile Foundation where he collaborated on cleft lip and palate repairs. His commitment to service and community health brought him closer to home as well. He volunteered weekly throughout his training at the 45th Street Clinic, ultimately becoming the clinic coordinator. His love of new experiences and exploration eventually took him to the East Coast for a unique and wide-ranging Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center outside of New York City. There, he developed his interests in facial cosmetic surgery and post-reconstruction rejuvenation.

Publications

Fischer DJ, Epstein MS, Epstein JB. Bleeding Disorders. The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions. pp 183-201. Wiley Blackwell. 2015.

Epstein MS. A Novel Technical Approach to Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation with Intense Focused Ultrasound and Poly-L-lactic Acid Injections. Poster presented at American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery National Conference. October 2013, Orlando, FL.

Epstein MS, Epstein JB, Ephros HD. The effects of osteoclast modifiers on the oral cavity: a review for prescribers. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2012 Sep;6(3):337-41.

Epstein MS, Epstein JB, Ephros HD. Review of Current Literature and Implications of RANKL inhibitors for Oral Health Care Providers. Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. August 15th, 2012.

Epstein MS. New Osteolytic Inhibitors: Review of Current Literature and Implications of RANKL inhibitors for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Poster Presented at AAOMS National Meeting. September 2011. Philadelphia, PA and Seton Hall Research Colloquium. September 2011 East Orange, NJ

Epstein MS, Wicknick FW, Epstein JB, Berenson JR, Gorsky M. Management of bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis: pentoxifylline and tocopherol in addition to antimicrobial therapy. An initial case series. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010 Nov;110(5):593-6. University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

Epstein. JB, Epstein JD, Epstein MS, Oien H, Truelove EL. Doxepin rinse for management of mucositis pain in patients with cancer: one week follow-up of topical therapy. Spec Care Dentist. 2008 Mar-Apr;28(2):73-7