Dr. Gary M. Gradke
In 2017, Westlakes Family Dental welcomes Dr. Gary M Gradke to our family of practitioners. Dr. Gradke received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona. He then received his DDS degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1971. After serving two years in the U.S. Army, he continued his studies at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, receiving a master’s degree in biomedical sciences. While attending the UT Dental Branch in Houston, he completed a four year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency. He opened his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1977, and continued in that practice until 2017.
As a member of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and an examiner for the Western Regional Board Examining Board (WREB) for the last 10 years, Dr. Gradke has held the distinguished title of Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons since 1979.
He has practiced all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the past. He currently has a special interest in dental implantology and dentoalveolar surgery. He is well versed in treating temporomandibular joint conditions with conservative therapies and consults with many patients with these problems.
His greatest interest away from dentistry is fly fishing and has traveled to three continents pursuing this hobby. He previously was an active participant in the Arizona Cutting Horse Association where he was president in 1987. He was fortunate to have won two American Quarter Horse Association Championships as a rider of his cutting horse in 1985 and 1986.
He is married to his wife, Paula, for 46 years. They have three sons and ten wonderful grandchildren, and he relocated to San Antonio to be near to them.