Dr. Cummings earned his undergraduate degree at University of California San Diego. He finished both his dental degree and his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Southern California. Following residency training, he completed a fellowship in reconstructive jaw surgery in Santa Barbara, California.
Dr. Cummings is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and has enjoyed serving on the Board of Examiners for the past six years. Passionate about teaching the latest technological advancements in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he has held a faculty position as Assistant Clinical Professor at the USC Herman Ostrow School of surgery for the past fifteen years.
Memberships and Certifications
Dr. Cummings is an active member of the California Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was the chairman of the Oral & Maxillofacial Assistants Course and currently on the Board of Directors for this dental society.
Dr. Cummings maintains active hospital privileges and takes Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery call at Mission Hospital and CHOC at Mission in Mission Viejo and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills. He has also served on the Surgical Executive Committee at Mission hospital.
Dr. Cummings’ interests within oral and maxillofacial surgery include dental implants, reconstructive jaw (orthognathic) surgery, facial trauma surgery, jaw pathology, and sleep apnea surgery.
He and his wife, Marian, have two children and reside in Orange County. He enjoys spending time with his family. In his spare time he participates in activities such as golf, cycling, and backpacking.