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Profile: Franco Audia, MS, DDS

Dental pain is one of the top five reasons for an ER visit…

Dr. Franco Audia is an oral surgeon who maintains a private practice in Bellevue and volunteers with Project Access Northwest. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Dental School. He is past president of the Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

“Uninsured patients with severe dental pain often end up at one of the local hospital emergency rooms. These patients can be seen in our safety net clinics, but if they need more complex surgical care, they may need to be seen by an oral surgeon. These patients often have multiple life challenges, and if we can help with just one small part of it... we can help them move on with their lives, whether it’s eliminating pain and infection or getting the dentures they need to help them find a job.”

—Franco Audia, MS, DDS
Oral Surgeon

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