Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry Faculty Profiles

Department Chair

Hans-Peter Weber, D.M.D., Dr. med. dent. was appointed as Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry in February 2010. Prior to joining Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine across town. Dr. Weber holds dental degrees from the University of Berne, Switzerland (Dr. med. dent., 1976) and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (D.M.D., 1990), as well as Certificates in Prosthodontics (1979) and Periodontology (1984) from the University of Berne.

He has contributed extensively to the scientific literature in his field and is a frequently invited lecturer at national and international meetings. He is a member of the Executive Council of the American Academy of Prosthodontics, an Honorary Member of the American College of Prosthodontists, and a Member of the Board of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). Dr. Weber also serves as Associate Editor of the journal Clinical Oral Implants Research and as reviewer for several other dental journals.

Division Heads

Nopsaran Chaimattayompol (Nui), D.M.D., M.P.H. received his first dental degree, D.D.S., from Mahidol University of Dentistry, Thailand in 1994, earned his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics in 1997 and fellowship certificate in Implant Dentistry in 1999 both from New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD). He later received his D.M.D. and M.P.H. from TUSDM and Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), respectively, in 2003.

Dr. Chaimattayompol joined TUSDM as a faculty member in 1999. He is presently a Clinical Professor, Division Head of Prosthodontics and maintains his private practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry. He has conducted many courses and directs Implant Dentistry in the Predoctoral Prosthodontics Program. Dr. Chaimattayompol holds a membership in the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, American College of Prosthodontists, International College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, and the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally as well as published several articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Chaimattayompol’s current research interests are implant overdentures and independent implant overdenture attachments and prosthodontic dental education.

Peter Arsenault, D.M.D., M.S. is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in plastics engineering in 1986 and 1989, respectively, along with a minor in chemistry. Dr. Arsenault worked in industry as an engineer before entering dental school. He earned his D.M.D. from TUSDM in 1994. Upon graduation, Dr. Arsenault completed a General Practice Residency at Tufts New England Medical Center and then went on to private practice. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the Society of Plastics Engineers along with the Society of Materials Science Engineers.

Dr. Arsenault has shown great interest in product development and intellectual property law. He holds several United States patents and patent-pending products relating to the dental field.

Since 2005, Dr. Arsenault has taught at TUSDM and is currently the Division Head of Operative Dentistry in the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry.

Program Directors

Kiho Kang, D.D.S., D.M.D., M.S., FACP is currently an Associate Professor and Interim Program Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics and Advanced Dental Technology (ADT) & Research Program. He holds dental degrees from Dankook University in South Korea (D.D.S., 1989) and TUSDM (D.M.D., 2002). He also received his master’s degree in Oral Biology from Georgia Regents University (GRU) College of Dental Medicine (M.S., 1995) and his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from TUSDM (1998).

Dr. Kang has been a faculty member at TUSDM since 1998 and served as Associate Program Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics and the Advanced Education in Esthetic Dentistry program (now Advanced Education in Esthetics and Operative Dentistry [AEEOD]) from 2005 to 2008. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. He has lectured as well as published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He served as an editor for the previous CD-ROM versions of The ACP Study Guide for Board Certification in Prosthodontics and presently serves on the Editorial Review Board of The Journal of Prosthodontics. He is a board-certified prosthodontist and maintains a part-time private practice specializing in prosthodontics, implant, esthetic, and reconstructive dentistry.

Najla Chebib, D.D.S., M.S., CAGS is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the AEEOD program. She holds a dental degree from Saint Joseph University, Lebanon (1999), a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from Boston University as well as a master’s degree in prosthodontics and biomaterials from Saint Joseph University, Lebanon (2007).

She lectures about prosthetic and esthetic dentistry and assists students in the clinic with complex esthetic rehabilitations.

Dr. Chebib’s current research interests include color, shade matching, ceramics and bonding.