Dr. John H. Mizukawa II, DDS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Mizukawa is originally from Maryland, right outside of our nation’s capital. He attended Brigham Young University (BYU) where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. During his undergraduate studies, he spent time as a missionary in eastern Spain, allowing him to be proficient in Spanish. He remained at BYU to earn a Master of Science degree in Physiology and Developmental Biology. 

Following his time at BYU, Dr. Mizukawa went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry, where he was a Dean’s List recipient all four years and graduated near the top of his class. He was one of a select few students chosen to be part of Dr. Stanley Malamed’s Anesthesia/Sedation team, receiving training in IV sedation and general anesthesia as a dental student. Dr. Malamed is widely regarded as one of the world’s leaders in dental anesthesiology.

Dr. Mizukawa completed his residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. During his last year of residency, he served as chief resident of the oral and maxillofacial surgery department. He also co-authored the “Hematopathology and Coagulopathy” book chapter in Anesthesia Considerations for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. His interests include dentoalveolar surgery, implant dentistry and grafting, maxillofacial trauma, orthognathic surgery, and benign oral pathology.

Having lived all across the country, he realized there is no place quite like the Volunteer State, and decided move to Knoxville in July 2017. He is dedicated to providing compassionate, competent care for his patients by staying up to date with the latest research, techniques, and technology the field has to offer. Outside of work, Dr. Mizukawa loves spending time with his wife, Marcy, and his two children, Elise and Ryan. Together they enjoy playing sports and cheering on the Vols, exploring the outdoors of Tennessee, and finding new local places to eat. They are active participating members of their local church.