Thomas J. McGarry, D.D.S.

Experience, expertise, empathy—all qualities you will benefit from as a patient of Dr. McGarry. He is recognized as a leading expert in the field of Prosthodontics and Implant Placement. In fact, dentists from all over the nation attend his classes in order to learn from this well-respected clinician.

His number one goal has been and always will be providing his patients with the means to a better quality life. With his dedication to educating his dental peers, he is able to reach an ever widening group of patients who benefit from their doctor’s increased skills and knowledge.

Dr. McGarry has been in private practice in Oklahoma City since 1978, and also serves as the Director of the McGarry Implant Institute, also in Oklahoma City.

  • 1972 Bachelor of Science, University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • 1975 Doctorate of Dental Science (D.D.S.), UMKC School of Dentistry (graduated one year early due to academic/clinical excellence)
  • 1978 University of California at San Francisco Graduate Division
  • 1978 Veteran’s Administration at San Francisco College of Prosthodontics
  • 1991 American Board of Prosthodontics Board Certified / Diplomate

American College of Prosthodontists

  • Fellow
  • President (as President, instituted $5 million capital campaign for ACPEF)
  • President-Elect
  • Vice President
  • Prosthodontic Classification System Subcommittee Chair
  • Board of Directors
  • Public & Professional Relations Division Director
  • 1997 Annual Session Committee Chair
  • Parameters of Care Subcommittee Chair
  • Classifications Subcommittee Chair
  • Annual Session Commercial Exhibits Subcommittee Chair
  • Administrative Oversight Committee
  • Ad Hoc Committee – Study of Division/Committee Structure Planning Committee
  • Ad Hoc Committee for Search for Executive Director
  • Private Practice Committee Chair
  • Dental Care Committee Chair
  • House of Delegates Member

American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation

  • Chair
  • Board of Trustees Member

American College of Prosthodontists Oklahoma Section

  • Founder
  • President

Oklahoma Society of Prosthodontists

  • Founder
  • President

American Dental Association

  • Future of Dentistry Oversight Committee
  • Committee G
  • Committee on Diagnostic Coding

Academy of Prosthodontics

  • Fellow

Academy of Osseointegration

  • Commercial Exhibits Committee Chair

American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics

  • Membership Committee
  • Annual Session Committee

American College of Dentists

Oklahoma County Dental Society

  • President
  • President-Elect
  • Vice President
  • Board of Directors
  • Program Chairman
  • Administrative Affairs Committee
  • Peer Review Committee, Chair and Consultant

Oklahoma Dental Association

  • Board of Trustees
  • Council on Budget and Planning
  • Local Arrangements Chairman for Annual Meeting
  • House of Delegates
  • Annual Session Chairman

Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics

  • Fellow
  • University of Missouri School of Dentistry
    Assistant Professor, Fixed Prosthodontics
  • University of California School of Dentistry
    Instructor, Removable Prosthodontics
  • St. Anthony’s Hospital General Practice Residency
  • University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
    Preceptor, Department of Community Dentistry
    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Removable Prosthodontics
  • University of Illinois School of Dentistry
    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Graduate Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics and Restorative Study Club


  • McGarry Implant Institute Study Club


  • Acceleration Study Club


  • Oklahoma Dental Association

    President’s Award

  • American College of Prosthodontists

    Distinguished Service Award

    President’s Award

  • Problem Denture Patients – Treatment Begins with Communication

    Oklahoma Dental Association Journal, Fall, 1984

  • Private Practice Procedures Manual – First Edition

    American College of Prosthodontists October, 1990

  • Parameters of Care Document – First Edition

    American College of ProsthodontistsJournal of Prosthodontics March, 1996

  • Classification System for Complete Edentulism

    Journal of Prosthodontics, Vol. 8, No. 1 (March), 1999: pp 27-39

  • Classification System for Complete Edentulism

    Oral Health, pp. 73-94, November 1999

  • Classification System for Complete Edentulism

    Dentistry Today, Vol. 20, No 10, pp. 90-95, October 2001

  • Classification System for Partial Edentulism

    Journal of Prosthodontics, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 181-193, September 2002

  • The Professions of Dentistry and Dental Laboratory Technology

    JADA, Vol. 135, pp. 220-226, February 2004

  • Classification System for the Completely Dentate Patient

    Journal of Prosthodontics, Vol., 13, No. 2, pp. 73-82, June 2004

  • Guardians or Luddities? Why are Prosthodontists so Resistant to Change?

    Journal of Prosthodontics, Vol. 14, No 1, March 2005, pp 1-2