Igor Tikhonov DDS, MD

About Dr. Igor

Dr. Igor, a native of Ukraine, grew up in the vibrant city of Seattle, Washington. His journey towards oral surgery unfolded organically, and during the course of his training, he discovered a profound connection with this specialized field.

For Dr. Igor, the role of an oral surgeon is not just a profession; it’s a passion rooted in the sincere desire to assist patients. The intrinsic reward he finds in his work drives him to go above and beyond, ensuring that each patient feels not only comfortable but also reassured, as if they were part of his own family.


Dr. Igor’s academic journey is marked by exceptional achievements. In 2006, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the esteemed University of Washington. His academic prowess continued as he secured his DDS degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, graduating at the pinnacle of his class.

Subsequently, Dr. Igor pursued his Medical Degree from the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, a renowned institution in the medical field. Opting to stay in Dallas, he undertook a highly coveted residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the esteemed Parkland program. This comprehensive program not only exposed him to some of the most intricate cases but also provided training in Anesthesiology, General Surgery, and Neurosurgery. Over the span of his six-year residency, Dr. Igor navigated through a myriad of complex cases, experiencing one of the highest volumes in any oral surgery program globally. His training encompassed diverse areas such as minimally invasive TMJ surgery, microsurgery for nerve repair, facial trauma, orthognathic surgery, and dental implant surgery.

Dr. Igor’s professional focus centers on minimally invasive techniques. His paramount goal is to deliver outstanding outcomes with a commitment to reducing pain, minimizing swelling, and accelerating the healing process.

Dr. Igor holds the esteemed certification as a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.

Hobbies & Interests




Strength training

Spending time with my Goldendoodle “Stryker”


  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University of Washington (2006)
  • Distinction in Biochemistry, University of Washington (2006)
  • Annual Dean’s List, University of Washington (2004-06)
  • Martin Honors Scholarship (2004-06)
  • Annual Washington Promise Scholarship, Governor Gary Locke (2004-06)
  • Golden Key International Honor Society (2008-present)
  • Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity (2010-present)
  • American Student Dental Association (2008-present)
  • American Dental Education Association (2008-present)
  • American Association for Dental Research (AADR) member (2010)
  • Graduated with Honors, Shoreline Community College (2004)


Tikhonov, I, et al. Magnetic Resonance Neurography of Traumatic and Nontraumatic Peripheral Trigeminal Neuropathies. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Apr;76(4):725-736.