Carlos M. Ugalde, DDS, MS

Meet Oral Surgeon Dr. Ugalde

Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Dr UgaldeDr. Ugalde grew up in Costa Rica and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Latin American University of Science and Technology in 2003. He then enrolled at the Ohio State University and completed his Master of Science degree and a four-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He subsequently completed a fellowship in cleft and craniofacial surgery at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Ugalde has been in private practice in Washington since 2010 and served as an affiliated instructor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the University of Washington School of Dentistry from 2011–2014.  Dr. Ugalde currently holds an affiliate Assistant Professor position at Oregon Health Sciences University.  He has authored and co-authored multiple scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and lectured nationally and internationally about cleft lip and palate, orthognathic surgery, head and neck infections, facial lacerations, and facial trauma. He enjoys volunteering with the Mission of Mercy here in Portland and has also participated in surgery missions to Mexico and Guatemala to treat under-privileged children with cleft lips and palate. 

Outside of dentistry, he spends his free time with his wife and three kids. He also enjoys mountain biking, aviation, playing the piano, Formula One racing, soccer, and tennis. He is fluent in English and Spanish.