Dr. Wright received his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1977, completed a 1-year Advanced Clinical Dentistry Program in 1988, completed a 2-year TMJ and Craniofacial Pain Program in 1994, and completed a 2-year Dental Research Fellowship in 2003. From 1994 to 2001, he was the head Air Force dentist for TMD and on the staff at Lackland AFB’s 2-year general dentistry residency program. He is the author of the book “Manual of Temporomandibular Disorders,” which is in its 3rd edition and has been translated into Spanish, Chinese and Korean. Dr. Wright provides the TMD training for UTHSCSA's predoctoral students, and AEGD, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, and Orthodontics residents. He is the UTHSCSA’s Module Director for the TMD Module, Orofacial Pain Module, and Dental Anatomy and Occlusion Module, and Course Director for their Occlusion and TMD Course. Dr. Wright is the primary author of over 90 publications, Past-President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and one of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.
Updated: May 2019
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