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Meet Dr. Michael Timothy Gocke

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Dr. Michael 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 patients’ needs, including wisdom teeth removal, tooth restoration with dental implants, and corrective jaw surgery. He also offers McLean 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.

Exceptional Patient

Dr. Gocke designed his practice to give patients high-quality treatment and 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, 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 did his residency at the 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. Throughout his career, he has expanded the scope of his experience 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. Patients benefit from this training through Dr. Gocke’s work in facial rejuvenation and reconstructive procedures.

Professional Membership

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 quality 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

Past President of the Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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 at INOVA Fairfax. He is the past chairperson and a current member 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 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 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.

15+ Years of Experience

From his elite training to his awards, Dr. Gocke is recognized throughout the community for his oral surgery experience.


West Virginia University School of Dentistry

University of Texas Southwestern (Parkland Memorial Hospital) – this prestigious school has one of the leading and most respected oral and maxillofacial surgery programs in the country.

Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Past Chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at INOVA Fairfax Hospital


American Dental Association

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Diplomate American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Virginia Dental Society

Northern Virginia Dental Society

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Southeast Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Section Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at INOVA

Proud Supporter Of The Mclean Community

We believe in the importance of giving back to the community that our patients are proud to live in. That’s why Dr. Michael Timothy Gocke and his caring team are proud to support the following organizations:

McLean Project for the Arts

Langley High School

McLean High School

Marshall High School

Cooper Middle School

Spring Hill Elementary School

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Prevent Cancer Foundation

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Schedule your consultation with Virginia Advanced Surgical Associates today.

What Our Patients Say


“I felt welcomed and valued from the second I walked in the door to the moment I left. Every person I interacted with- from the front desk staff, to the surgical assistants, and even the doctor himself- was kind, informative, and helpful. I had my wisdom teeth removed on Friday and was back to work with only a mild and easily manageable headache on Monday. They gave clear instructions on how to prevent infection and dry socket, and even called to check up on me the day of and week after my procedure! I strongly recommend this office to anyone who is searching for the services they offer.

Jacquelyn Candito


“Everyone was super nice, friendly, and courteous. The office is clean and modern. Everyone was professional and seemed pretty organized. I got to watch Netflix laying down while I waited as well. The staff was nice enough to even switch it to a show I recommended!! Also, there are snacks and drinks available for your drivers waiting on you. As someone who is wary of going to the dentist, it was a great experience and I’d recommend this place! Cute valentines day decorations when I was there too!”

Amy Vu

Experienced Oral Surgeons Serving the DC Metro Area


Dr. Vigliante, Dr. Gocke and Dr. McAdams are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons thoroughly qualified to perform complex restorative surgical procedures, no matter the circumstance, for patients in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Their experience and training have given them an unmatched skill set balanced between art and science. You can be confident in choosing Virginia Advanced Surgical Arts for your oral surgery needs.