Dr. Franco Hernandez was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from the University of California, Riverside where he obtained a Bachelor’s in Economics, graduating with honors. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Southern California where he spent dedicated time as a selective student with emphasized training in the areas of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Anesthesia, and Public Health. Following graduation, he began his post-graduate training as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery intern at Parkland Memorial Hospital / UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, one of the largest level 1 trauma centers in the state of Texas. He continued his training at Stanford University Medical Center where he completed a Dental Medicine, Oral & Maxillofacial clinical instructorship.

Dr. Hernandez diagnoses, treats, and manages a variety of conditions including: odontogenic infection, dentoalveolar trauma, edentulism (partial and complete), non-malignant oral lesions, benign cysts/tumor of the maxilla/mandible, osteonecrosis of the maxilla/mandible, temporomandibular disorders (TMD), and orofacial pain. He routinely performs surgical dental extractions, oral rehabilitation with dental implants, removal of 3rd molars (“wisdom teeth”), bone grafting, excision of benign maxillary/mandibular cysts, as well as management of TMD and Orofacial pain. As a Dental Oncologist, he specializes in dental procedures and surgeries prior to, during, and following head & neck radiation therapy and chemotherapy. As a Hospital Dentist, he performs medically necessary dental procedures and surgeries in the context of extensive cardiac disease, major organ failure/transplant cases, major systemic disease, cancer therapy, and orthopedic surgery.

Clinical Focus

  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Dental Implants
  • Temporomandibular Disorder
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Dental Oncology
  • Dental Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
  • Dentistry

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor, Stanford University Medical Center - Section of Dental Medicine & Surgery (2022 - Present)
  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor, University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (2022 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Active Member, American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) (2024 - Present)
  • Active Member, American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) (2023 - Present)
  • Active Member, Mid-Peninsula Dental Society (2022 - Present)
  • Active Member, California Dental Association (2020 - Present)
  • Active Member, American Dental Association (2020 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford Health Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellowship (2022) CA
  • Resident Internship, University of Texas at Southwestern - Dallas, TX, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (2021)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC - Los Angeles, CA, Dentistry (2020)
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, University of California, Riverside, Economics (2015)