John D. ShurtzDDS

  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry


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US Army, Ft. Carson, Colorado, CO, Dental Assistant, E-5, 1969 to 1971

Indian Health Service Hospital (USPHS), Philadelphia, MS, Dental Director, 1975 to 1977

USPHS Hospital, Staten Island, NY, NY, GPR Staff, 1977 to 1978

Peterson Field USAF Base, Colorado Springs, CO, General Dentist, 1978 to 1980

Yokota Air Base, Tokyo, Japan, General Dentist, 1980 to 1983

655th Air Transportable Hospital, Pacific Air Command, Dental and Radiology Dept. Chair, 1981 to 1983

Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, Resident, 1983 to 1985

Davis-Monthan USAF Base, Tucson, AZ, Director GPR, 1985 to 1988

Hellenikon Air Base, Athens, Greece, Base Dental Surgeon, 1988 to 1991

Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Department of Graduate Education, Chair, 1991 to 1994

University of Texas at San Antonio, School of Dentistry, Adjunct Professor, 1991 to 1994

Permanente Dental Associates IPO, Oregon and Washington, General Dentist, 1994 to 2002

Private Dental Practice, Monmouth, OR, 2002 to 2015 

Oregon Heath and Science University, School of Dentistry, Assistant Professor, 1995 to present


  • D.D.S., 1975, University of Washington
  • Certifications:

    • Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2 year, USAF Medical Center Wilford Hall, San Antonio, TX, 1985