Meet Dr. Bloomquist

Dr. Bloomquist, who is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an attending surgeon at the University of Washington Medical Center at both the Northwest and Montlake campuses. He holds dental licenses in Washington and Idaho, and is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Bloomquist earned his DDS from the UW in 1969, and an MS in oral surgery from Georgetown University in 1973. Before attaining emeritus status, he was Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor in the UW Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. He was acting Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and still actively serves on the faculty.

He has served as President of the Seattle-King County Dental Society, and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry and a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honorary society.

Dr. Bloomquist has been codirector of the Orthognathic Conference at the University for over 30 years and contributed extensively to the literature.  He has been an invited speaker both nationally as well as internationally.  His focus is primarily upon advanced topics related to orthognathic surgery including working with our residents, both in weekly resident training sessions and in the supervision of O.R. cases at University of Washington Hospital at the Northwest Campus.


  • DDS, University of Washington, 1969
  • Certificate, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Georgetown University, 1972
  • MS, Georgetown University, 1973

Clinical Interest

  • Orthognathic and reconstructive surgery

Research Interests

  • Mandibular prognathic surgery issues, bone grafting and maxillary inter-dental osteotomy studies