Gregory S. Tate, DDS, MD

Lufkin TX Oral Surgeon Dr. Tate

An image of Oral Surgeon Dr Gregory S. TateDr. Tate is a native of Texas, born in Houston and raised in West Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Texas A&M University in 1988. His doctoral training includes graduating Magna Cum Laude with a dental degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He also received a medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. His Oral and Facial Surgery residency was also at Southwestern, with most clinical rotations at Parkland Hospital. His interest in research generated several scientific publications during his residency and many opportunities to present his work at local and national meetings. He continues to enjoy lecturing on various Oral & Maxillofacial and Cosmetic Surgery topics at local Dental meetings.

Dr. Tate’s interests include implant dentistry, cosmetic surgical procedures such as eyelid, brow and rhinoplasty surgeries, facial cancer removal and reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, and trauma surgery. He performs many non surgical cosmetic procedures, as well such as Botox and Restylane treatments. Since 1997, he has been performing facial chemical peels to help eliminate wrinkles. He also has a special interest in treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and can offer surgical options for these patients.

Dr. Tate moved to Nacogdoches in 1999 with his family and entered private practice with Dr. Rick Hurst. His wife, Andrea, and three sons, Travis, Connor, and Jackson love the Nacogdoches/Lufkin area and are all very involved in Scouting and school sports activities. His professional associations include being a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and his societal memberships have included the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, the American Sleep Apnea Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


To make an appointment with Dr. Tate, please call our office: Lufkin Phone Number 936-632-4444


CURRICULUM VITAE EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

College/Location Date Degree
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
8/84-5/88 BS Biology
University of Texas Health Science Center
at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Dental School
8/88-5/92 DDS
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
7/92-6/93 Research Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
8/93-6/96 MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
7/96-6/97 Gen. Surgery Internship
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, Texas
7/93-6/99 OMFS Residency
Oral and Facial Group of East Texas 7/99 – present Private practice

PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Eagle Scout – 1983
  • Dean’s List, UTHSCSA Dental School – 1989-92
  • Award for Exemplary Achievement on National Dental Examination Part I – 1990
  • National Institution of Health Student Summer Research Grant – 1990
  • M. Franklin Dolwick Research Travel Award – 1991
  • Honor Student, UTHSCSA Dental School – 1991-92
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Fraternity – 1992-present
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy Award – 1992
  • Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry – 1992
  • Award for Exemplary Achievement on National Dental Examination Part II – 1992
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, UTHSCSA Dental School – 1992
  • Graduated with Research Honors, UTHSCSA Dental School – 1992
  • Texas Dental Board Examination completed – 1992
  • [COUNTY] Medical Licensing Examination completed – 1997
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – 2001
  • Texas Dental Association Service Recognition Award – 2005, 2006
  • Boy Scouts of America Wood Badge Award – 2005
  • Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit – 2008

PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Secretary/Treasurer, Student Research Group,
  • UTHSCSA Dental School – 1989-90
  • Student Research Assistant, Department of Oral Surgery,
  • UTHSCSA Dental School – 1989-91
  • Tutor for Freshman Physiology,
  • UTHSCSA Dental School – 1990
  • Tutor for Head and Neck Anatomy,
  • UTHSCSA Dental School – 1992
  • President of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity,
  • UTHSCSA Dental School – 1990-91
  • Research Committee,
  • UTHSCSA Dental School – 1990-92
  • Student Research Assistant, Department of Oral Pathology,
  • UTHSCSA Dental School – 1991
  • UTHSCSA Dental School Representative to 27th Annual
  • AADR Student Research Convention – 1991
  • 28th Annual AADR Student Research Convention Committee Member – 1991-92
  • American Dental Association – 1992-present
  • American Medical Association – 1996-present
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – 1999-present
  • Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – 1999-present
  • Texas Medical Association – 1999-present
  • Piney Woods Dental Study Club – 1999-present
  • Eagle Representative for Naconiche District Committee – Boy Scouts of America – 1999-200
  • President of Family Life Council, Sacred Heart Catholic Church – 2000-01
  • American Sleep Apnea Association, Member – 2000-persent
  • Vice President of East Texas Dental Society, 7/2003–6/2004
  • Assistant Cubmaster, Pack 100, Nacodoches, TX 2001 – 2003
  • Cubmaster, Pack 100, Nacogdoches and Lufkin, TX 2003 – present
  • Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 100, Nacogdoches TX, 2004 – present
  • Member of Sons of the Confederacy, 2005 – present
  • Vice President of East Texas Dental Society, 7/2003 – 6/2004
  • President Elect of East Texas Dental Society, 7/2004 – 6/2005
  • President of East Texas Dental Society, 7/2005 – 6/2006
  • Past President of East Texas Dental Society, 7/2006 – 6/2007
  • Family Friends of Scouting Chairman for Naconiche District – 2007
  • President of East Texas Dental Society, 7/2005 – 6/2006
  • Boy Scouts of America Wood Badge Staff – 2008, 2009

PRESENTATIONS

  • 20th Annual Session of AADR, Acapulco, Mexico – April 1991
  • Osseointegration in Irradiated Dog Tibias
  • 22nd Annual Session of AADR, Chicago, Illinois – March 1993
  • Relation Between Masticatory Performance, Muscle Activity and Maximum Bite Force
  • UTHSCSA Dental School Faculty –
  • Student Lecture Series, San Antonio, Texas – April 1993
  • Relation Between Masticatory Performance, Muscle Activity and Maximum Bite Force
  • Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting, S. Padre Island, Texas – April
  • 1993 Estimated Masticatory Forces in Patients Prior to Orthognathic Surgery
  • UT Southwestern Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Feb 1996
  • Ballistics in Gunshot Wounds
  • UT Southwestern Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Feb 1998
  • Laser Facial Rejuvination
  • UT Southwestern Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Nov 1998
  • Facial Nerve Injuries: Diagnosis and Repair
  • East Texas Dental Society – Aug 2000
  • Essentials of Oral Pathology
  • East Texas Dental Society – Feb 2002
  • Facial Skin Cancer, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Piney Woods Dental Study Club – Nov 2003
  • Radiofrequency Surgery
  • Piney Woods Dental Study Club – Feb 2004
  • Protocol for the Anticoagulated Patient
  • Piney Woods Dental Study Club – Jan 2006
  • CT Guided Implant Placement Treatment Planning
  • Oral & Facial Surgery Group Lecture Series – March 2006
  • The Contour Thread Facelift and Adjunctive Cosmetic Procedures – 2007

PUBLICATIONS

Tate G, Triplett R, Aufdemorte T, Ehler B.
Osseointegration in Irradiated Dog Tibias.
The Journal of The American Dental Association Abstracts of Papers, Vol. 70, 1991.

Tate G, Throckmorton G, Ellis E, Sinn D, Blackwood D. Relation Between Masticatory Performance, Muscle Activity and Maximum Bite Force. The Journal of The American Dental Association Abstracts of Papers, Vol 72, 1993.

Tate G, Throckmorton G, Ellis E, Sinn D, Blackwood D. Estimated Masticatory Forces in Patients Before Orthognathic Surgery. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol 52, No 2, Pg 130-135.

Tate G, Throckmorton G, Ellis E, Sinn D. Masticatory Performance, Muscle Activity, and Occlusal Force in Preorthognathic Surgery Patients. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol 52, No 5, Pg 476-481.

Tate G, Ellis E, Throckmorton G. Bite Forces in Patients Treated for Mandibular Angle Fractures: Implications for Fixation Recommendations. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol 52, No 7, Pg 734-736.

Tate G, Tharanon W, Sinn D. Transoral Maxillary Distraction Osteogenesis of an Unrepaired Bilateral Alveolar Cleft. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Vol 10, No 4, Pg 369-374.