A father and proud family man, Dr. Woodlief is compassionate and community-driven. Patients know him and his team as caring, respectful, and detail-oriented—down to the last tooth.
“I was born in San Francisco and have lived in San Jose for more than 20 years.
My family is extremely important to me, and I am very proud of them! My only son works for the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he is pursuing his PhD. My older brother recently completed his bachelor’s degree in geography. I am a dedicated uncle to my teenage niece and nephew, the children of my youngest sister and her husband. We all work hard, and when we vacation together every year, we like to play as hard as we work!
I enjoy being active in my community and volunteer frequently at local elementary school health fairs to talk about good dental health. Previously, I was a staff member at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.”
An Extensive Career of Learning
Dr. Woodlief started his career with a scholarship to UCLA where he studied biological sciences—and ran track. After completing his B.S. at UC-Santa Cruz, he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University.
Starting with his base in general dentistry, he continued his education through a range of brief residencies around the world in in TMJ disorders, orthodontics, sleep disorders, neurology, and more. As a result, Dr. Woodlief has dedicated close to 4,000 hours to his continued study and practice of new techniques in the search for most advanced treatment options.
To this day, Dr. Woodlief and his team continuously strive to learn and update their treatment strategies and aim to give their patients the best care and most successful results possible.
- American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics
- American Academy of Pain Management
- American Sleep Apnea Association
- Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines
- Institute of Advanced TMJ Studies
- Mid-America Orthodontics Society
“As a sports enthusiast, I also love working with athletes. Through my expertise in TMJ function, I work with athletes to create performance mouthguards that help them improve their breathing, strength, agility, and balance. I also worked with the NFL Players’ Association and NFL Alumni for several years to provide health screenings for retired athletes.”