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Eric J. Dierks, DMD,MD, FACS

Head and Neck Surgeon
Languages: English
Professional Statement
Dr. Dierks practice is diverse and includes treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, reconstructive surgery, as well as the surgery of other problems such as cleft lip and palate. He works with dentists throughout the region in the combined rehabilitation of difficult oral problems, including complex dental implant reconstruction. Services he provides include head and neck cancer surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, maxillofacial trauma and transoral robotic surgery (TORS). Dr. Dierks is actively involved in the training of fellows in head and neck surgery, as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery residents. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has been invited to teach surgery in India, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. In addition to his service to patients from the Portland area, he regularly sees patients who come from other parts of North America and from other continents. Dr. Dierks has published over 100 scientific papers and textbook chapters. Dr. Dierks is associated with Providence Cancer Center.
Education
Institution
Type
Year
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Medical School
1979
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Internship
1980
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Residency
1985
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
Clinical Interests
  • cancer of skin
  • head and neck cancer surgery
  • hypopharyngeal cancer
  • laryngeal cancer
  • metastatic squamous neck cancer with occult primary
  • mouth cancer
  • nasopharyngeal cancer
  • neoplasm of salivary gland
  • oral complications of cancer
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer
  • thyroid cancer
 
Head and Neck Surgical Associates
1849 Northwest Kearney Street Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209
Affiliated Facilities
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center