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Meet Dr. Tricker

Dr. Tricker grew up in Northern Indiana. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. Upon graduation from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1999, he proudly began his military service in the United States Army. He obtained additional training in Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program and completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. His first assignment as an oral surgeon placed him in Wuerzburg, Germany where he served as Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Dr. Tricker completed his Army career at Madigan Army Medical Center, Washington where he was honored to serve as an instructor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Training Program.  He has active privileges at Martha Jefferson Hospital where he is the Chief of the Oral and Maxilliofacial Surgery Section. 

Dr. Tricker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a member and has served as the President for the Charlottesville Albemarle Dental Society. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Society, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the Virginia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery(VSOMS).  He serves on the Executive counsel for the VSOMS.

Dr. Tricker enjoys all aspects of meeting his patients’ oral and facial needs. His areas of special interests include dental implantology, immediate implant placement, hybrid implant dentistry “teeth in a day,” tooth extraction/socket preservation, and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Tricker has extensive training and experience with pediatric oral surgery and sedation.  As a father of two young children, he enjoys connecting with his pediatric patients and their parents to provide safe, educated, and compassionate care.  Dr. Tricker is especially dedicated to meeting and exceeding your treatment goals related to 3rd molar/wisdom teeth surgery and all aspects of your care. 

In his free time, Dr. Tricker is an active community member donating time, knowledge, and support to various community and religiously related outreach programs.  His wife and two young children feel blessed to live in Charlottesville.  When not at work you might find Dr. Tricker at home tending to his bees, chickens, and garden.  Or you might catch him out and about mountain biking or on a family hike with his wife, children and aussiedoodle enjoying the plethora of beautiful outdoor opportunities found in central Virginia.