Theresa E. Madden, D.D.S., MS

Meet Dr. Theresa Madden

Dr. Madden is a well-trained, highly educated, board-certified periodontist who offers her exceptional clinical skills and kind approach to periodontal and implant patients. She has enjoyed a long, dynamic career in dentistry, serving patients within nearly every capacity. Dr. Madden started in the profession as a dental assistant and then continued her studies to become a dental hygienist, general dentist, periodontist, and academician. As an exceptionally talented periodontist and implant surgeon, Dr. Madden uses the latest in state-of-the-art care to improve the lives and health of those she is honored to serve.


After receiving her associate degree in dental hygiene from Allegany College of Maryland, Dr. Madden went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at the University of Baltimore. Driven by a desire to expand her reach within the field, she attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where she earned her doctor of dental surgery degree. Dr. Madden discovered her passion for the field of periodontics and relocated to Rochester, NY to complete her certification in the specialty field at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center. She holds a Master of Science degree and a doctorate degree in microbiology and immunology, also from the University of Rochester.

specialties and expertise

Dr. Madden is recognized as a leader and educator in the field of periodontics and implantology. She is distinguished among her peers and dedicated to the continual advancement of comprehensive patient care. Her professional achievements are among the most highly revered in dentistry today:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
  • Fellow of the American College of Dentists 
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists
  • Tenured Associate Professor – Oregon Health and Science University
  • Colgate Visiting Senior Lecturer in Periodontics – University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Practitioner Advisory Committee – National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

honors and awards

Throughout her dental career, Dr. Madden has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades: 

  • 2008 – American Academy of Periodontology Clinical Research Award
  • 1999 – Alan J. Davis/SCADA Achievement Award
  • 1991 – Edward H. Hatton Award
  • 1987 – Dentist-Scientist Award
  • 1986 – Induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
  • 1986 – Outstanding Senior Woman Dental Student

Personal Interests

Dr. Madden was born and raised in the mountains of Western Maryland and is now proud to call the Seattle, WA area home. She is happily married and a proud grandparent to eight beautiful grandchildren. During her free time, Dr. Madden enjoys boating with her husband and is a proud volunteer captain of the Port of Olympia Harbor Patrol search and rescue team.


"Dr. Madden and her staff are prime examples of gentle, caring, and professional practitioners who place their patients first.  I continue to be impressed with their approach to treatment, and follow-up.  I am a patient who has very serious gum problems, and because of Dr. Madden's early diagnosis, I am on the way to a healthier and stable oral situation.  I can not say enough about Dr. Madden and her staff, who clearly devote their time to making the patient feel safe and in knowledgeable hands."



"I had gum grafting 2 1/2 days ago.  After hearing and reading about pain and complications that could occur I was a bit concerned. Also, I have anxiety when people work on my mouth or throat, due to past medical conditions.  She was great!  While getting my procedure done she was training a new assistant, Rochelle, who was very nice and calming.  I followed Dr. Madden's instructions and iced the area for the rest of the day, I even stayed in bed for an additional day to not be tempted to over do it.  I have minimal swelling, and no bruising!  I will be coming back to her for more of my much needed grafting.  Thanks Dr. Madden! p.s. the name on this is wrong, my name is Karen J. Brown."



"I was referred to Dr. Madden by my family dentist for gum recession and deep (and I do mean deep) scaling.  It was necessary to follow up with gum grafting as well as excision of a deep pocket.  The surgery was a breeze -- no complications -- and Dr. Madden called me that evening to check up on me.  Tracy, the hygienist, is super, too.  I see her routinely for follow-up periodontal care.  Everyone in the office is fantastic.  They feel like family.  When my mother died they sent a sympathy card.  I recommend Dr Madden and her staff wholeheartedly."



"Dr. Madden did a gray for receding gum line. She is very professional and extremely knowledgable. Her experience in educating periodontal students and research is impressive. Her staff is likewise very skilled and professional."



"I've been exceedingly happy with the attention and care that I have received from Dr. Madden and her staff. Out of at least 4 other periodontists that I've had in three different states, this office is by far my favorite. The care I have received from everyone in the office is gentle, caring, knowledgeable, as well as modern. They use WARM WATER on my for rinsing! Can you believe there are perio's who don't?! My teeth are VERY sensitive to cold, so this is a huge deal for me! Thanks!"



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