Meet Dr. Alexander Gomes

Dr Alexander GomesDr. Alexander Gomes, is a Board Certified, dedicated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon committed to patient care in Newport, Rhode Island.

Originally hailing from central Connecticut, Dr. Gomes’s academic journey began at the University of Connecticut, where he earned a degree in Biology. His path then led to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he attained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with honors and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society.

Further shaping his expertise, Dr. Gomes completed a comprehensive residency at the well-regarded MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. During this period, he received extensive training across a spectrum of oral and facial surgical procedures, including dentoalveolar and pre-prosthetic surgery, oral pathology, orthognathic surgery, and complex facial trauma management. He also obtained comprehensive training in general anesthesia and IV sedation techniques.

Noteworthy for his compassionate approach, Dr. Gomes takes pride in thoroughly explaining procedures to his patients and addressing their queries. Alongside his clinical pursuits, he has been engaged in several research projects, earning publication in a national academic journal.

Beyond his professional life, Dr. Gomes finds joy in family moments, cherishing time with his wife, 3-year-old daughter, and dog. Eager to contribute to the community, he’s enthusiastic about extending exceptional care to patients in the Rhode Island area.

In summary, Dr. Alexander Gomes exemplifies a skilled practitioner whose dedication to patient well-being is paramount, promising an impact that resonates beyond the surgical theater.


Medstar Washington Hospital Center Washington, DC

OMFS Residency

  • OMFS rotations at the National Institutes of Health, Children’s National Medical Center, and Veteran Affairs Medical Center
  • Completed rotations in Adult/Pediatric AnesthesiaGeneral Surgery, Internal MedicineCardiologyOtolaryngologyTrauma SurgeryPlastic Surgery  and Surgical Intensive Care

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Boston, Massachusetts

Internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Boston, Massachusetts

Doctor of Dental Medicine, Magna Cum Laude 

University of Connecticut, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Storrs, Connecticut

Bachelors of Arts in Biology 


Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

Honor Society Inductee, Xi Xi Chapter

Royer Scholarship Recipient

Induction into Bates-Andrews Research Society 

Induction into Robert R. Andrews Honor Society 

3X Merit Scholarship Recipient 

3X Dean’s List Recipient 


Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts

Pre-doctoral Student Research Fellowship Program 

Undergraduate Research Position, Yao Research Group, Storrs, Connecticut

University of Connecticut, Department of Chemistry


Veteran Affairs Medical Center Washington, DC

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases Journal March 2022

“Myxoid intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia of the hard palate. A unique case?”

  • Published Case Report, Volume 8, Issue 2

Nava, V. E., Redman, R. S., Gomes, A. J., Bayley, N. C., & Ehrlich, B. (2022).

Myxoid intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia of the hard palate. A unique case? Oral and Maxillofacial

        Surgery Cases, 8(2), 100254.

Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting Atlanta, Georgia

Hinman Dental Society March 2017

“Correlating Reflective Exposure to LED Light with Various Loupe Magnifications”

“Quantitative Protein analysis using enzymatic [(18) O] water labeling” Storrs, Connecticut

Current Protocols in Protein Science © 2014

Yao Research Group, University of Connecticut, Department of Chemistry

3rd Author, Undergraduate Research Internship                                                                                                 

  • Verified and published research article:

Castillo, Mary Joan, et al. “Quantitative Protein Analysis Using Enzymatic [18O] Water Labeling.” Current Protocols in Protein Science (2014): 23-4.


Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Rhode Island Dental Society – Member

American Dental Society – Member

American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons – Member



  • Basic fluency in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish