Meet Dr. Gocke
An Experienced Oral Surgeon and Aesthetic Expert Supporting Northern Virginia Patients
Dr. M. Timothy Gocke brings more than 15 years of experience to his work as an oral surgeon and aesthetic practitioner. He cares for a variety of patient needs, including wisdom teeth removal, tooth restoration with dental implants, and corrective jaw surgery. He also offers Northern Virginia patients a range of cosmetic solutions, focusing on facial rejuvenation and enhanced aesthetics.
Featured on NBC News for his approach to patient safety, Dr. Gocke is a leader in the profession who prioritizes effective care and lasting, attractive outcomes. He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Gocke designed his practice to give Northern Virginia patients high-quality treatment and an excellent experience. He applies advanced technology to diagnostics and procedures and communicates extensively with referring doctors and dentists. As a result, patients can enjoy more predictable, natural-looking, and comfortable results.
As an oral surgeon and as a father, Dr. Gocke is committed to offering patients alternatives to potentially addictive opioid drugs, commonly used for pain management following procedures. Through consultation, he educates patients about options such as EXPAREL®, a long-lasting, non-opioid pain control product that he frequently introduces during treatment. Limiting exposure to opioids is particularly important in protecting young patients who come to him for wisdom teeth removal.
Throughout treatment, Dr. Gocke spends extensive time helping those in his care understand what to expect and answering any questions that they may have. He takes the time to build personal and lasting relationships with everyone he works with including his fellow referring physicians and dentists, but most importantly his patients. During procedures, patients can take advantage of a variety of amenities for a more comfortable visit. Dr. Gocke is certified to provide IV sedation in-office and has performed more than 5,000 anesthesia-based procedures in his career.
Education and Training
Dr. Gocke’s professional preparation includes the completion of several prestigious educational programs. After graduating from West Virginia University’s School of Dentistry, he attended medical school at University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas. He was then named chief resident of the oral and maxillofacial surgery program at Parkland Memorial Hospital.
The superb training that Dr. Gocke received as a specialist provided him experience in the full range of oral and maxillofacial surgeries. From that point and throughout his career, he has expanded the scope of his expertise to include more advanced procedures, techniques, and technologies.
Specialty training not only prepared Dr. Gocke for his work as an oral surgeon but also provided him with an in-depth understanding of facial aesthetics and anatomy. Northern Virginia patients benefit from this expertise through Dr. Gocke’s work in facial rejuvenation and reconstructive procedures.
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Affiliation with professional associations helps Dr. Gocke stay current as an oral surgeon in the field’s latest research and innovations. This allows him to provide the best possible care for his patients. Currently, Dr. Gocke is a member of the following groups:
- American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Diplomate).
- American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
- The International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
- The American Academy of Orofacial Pain.
- Academy of Osseointegration.
- American Dental Association.
- Virginia Dental Society.
- Northern Virginia Dental Society.
- Southeast Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
In addition to his work with these organizations, Dr. Gocke is an oral surgeon on staff with several of our area hospitals, including Virginia Hospital Center and INOVA Loudoun and Fair Oaks. He is the chairperson of oral and maxillofacial surgery for INOVA Fairfax Hospital, and he also provides oral and facial trauma care for the athletic departments at Langley High School and McLean High School.
In the Community
One of Dr. Gocke’s favorite parts of being an oral surgeon and aesthetic practitioner is being able to serve the community and to develop long-lasting relationships with patients. Outside of the practice, he is involved in a variety of activities, from sitting on the board of the McLean Youth Association to providing underserved populations in Northern Virginia with dental treatment.
Pro bono contributions by Dr. Gocke and his staff have allowed patients throughout the world to live a higher quality of life. Through his work with World Mission Partners, he has provided free oral and maxillofacial surgery for patients who otherwise would be unable to receive care. His travels on behalf of the non-profit have taken him and his staff to the Dominican Republic and to Costa Rica to provide treatment.
In addition to his work as an oral surgeon, Dr. Gocke loves spending time with his wife and his four children. He also enjoys being active and can often be found on the golf course, playing basketball, or on the ski slopes.