Faculty Practice Biographies

Hamasat Gheddaf Dam, D.M.D., Dr. Med. Dent.

Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry
Specialty: General Dentistry, with focus on Implant and Esthetic Dentistry
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
(617) 636-0342
Hamasat.Gheddaf_Dam@tufts.edu

Education and Training

2008-Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA – Implantology Fellowship
2007-University of Geneva, Faculty of Dentistry, Switzerland – Certificate in Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion; Certificate in Oral Surgery and Stomatology
2004-University of Geneva, Faculty of Dentistry, Switzerland – D.M.D.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Gheddaf Dam believes strongly in catering to each patient’s dental needs by formulating a treatment plan that will best suit the patient’s individual requirements. Her multi-disciplinary approach to patient treatment arises from her broad training in various domains.

She has extensive training and experience in dental surgery of simple and complex extractions (including wisdom teeth), dental implant surgeries (involving both placement and restoration), and esthetic dentistry, especially with all-ceramic restorations (onlays, crowns) and veneers. Her services also include fixed bridges, full mouth reconstructions, treatment for bruxism (teeth grinding), removable partial dentures, complete dentures, and teeth whitening.

Research Interests

Dr. Gheddaf Dam’s primary research interest lies in dental implants combined with bone regeneration, especially in the esthetic zone.

Publications and Presentations

She has two publications in progress: her doctoral thesis on bone level changes around dental implants (“A 5-6 Year Radiological Evaluation of TPS/SLA Straumann Implants: Results from Private Practice”) and a study of bone grafting following dental extractions (“Socket Preservation Following Tooth Extraction as a Precursor to Implant Therapy”). She has presented her research at several national and international dental meetings, notably for the Academy of Osseointegration, the European Association of Osseointegration, and the European Federation of Oral Surgery Societies.

Professional Memberships

Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
American Dental Association (ADA)
Association des Anciens Etudiants de Medicine Dentaire de Geneve (AAEEMDG)
European Association of Osseointegration (EAO)
European Federation of Oral Surgery Societies (EFOSS)
International Team for Implantology (ITI)
Societe Dentaire Suisse (SDS) and Societe Suisse d’Odontostomatologie (SSO)

Languages Spoken:

Fluent: English, French, Arabic
In Progress: Spanish

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Mark Scott Douglas, R.D.H., B.S.

Dental Hygienist
(617) 636-6678
mark.douglas@tufts.edu

 

Education and Training

2001 – 2002- University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT
2001-Northeastern University, Boston, MA — B.S. in Health
1990-Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, Boston, MA – Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene
1983-1985 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

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Dr. Alberto LambertiAlberto Lamberti, D.M.D.

Specialty: Prosthodontics, Esthetic, Reconstructive and Implant Dentistry
Assistant Professor, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Central University of Venezuela
Instructor Department of Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
(617) 636-6678
alberto.lamberti@tufts.edu

Education and Training

2000 Central University of Venezuela. School of Dentistry. Dental Degree, D.M,D.
2005 Central University of Venezuela. Postgraduate. Specialist in Prosthodontics.
2011 Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Implant Dentistry Fellowship

Research and Clinical Interests

Dental Implants, restorative Dentistry, Fixed and removable prosthodontics

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Lamberti  has authored many articles. He has presented numerous abstracts at national meetings.

Memberships

American Academy of Osseointegration
American Dental Association

Languages

English, Spanish

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Angelica Gil-Levin, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor
Specialty: Esthetic and Implant Dentistry
Instructor in the Advanced Education in Esthetic Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
(617) 636-0419
angelica.gil_levin@tufts.edu

Education and Training

2004-2005 Advanced Education in Esthetic Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
1993-2001 Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University, Lima, Peru – D.D.S.
1993-2000 Lima, Peru – B.S., Stomatology

Associations

2002-2008 Board Trustee – Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association
2006-2008 Educational Equal Opportunity Committee Member – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
2004-2005 Tufts Student Hispanic Dental Association
2004-2005 ADA Graduate Student Member

Community Service

2006 The National Health Fair, Agganis Arena, Boston, MA.
2005 Volunteer Mentor. Dr. Herman’s Program “Promoting Dentistry as a Career for Minorities,” Tufts University “Simulation Center,” Boston, MA
2004 Oral Health Fair “La Alianza Hispana” Dental screening, Dorchester, MA
2003 Bright Smile Bright Future “Colgate Mobile Van” Dental Screening, Boston, MA
2002 Mentor Boston Public School Dental Health for careers,Children Involvement Education, Roxbury, MA

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

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Michael A. Kahn, D.D.S.

Specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Laboratory Director, Tufts Oral Pathology Services
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
617-636-6678
michael.kahn@tufts.edu

Education and Training

1988 Temple University School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA – Certificate in Research Pathology Fellowship
1987 Emory University School of Dentistry, Atlanta, GA – Certificate in Oral Pathology
1979 Emory University School of Dentistry, Atlanta, GA – D.D.S.
1975 Emory University, College of Arts and Sciences, Atlanta, GA – B.S., Biology

Clinical Focus

Dr. Kahn practices clinical oral pathology with an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment/management of all types of oral soft and hard tissue diseases. He has a special interest in the early detection of premalignancies and mucocutaneous blistering diseases. He is a highly-regarded and well-known expert on oral cancer.

Research Interests

Dr. Kahn conducts clinical research on the early detection of oral cancer and the management of aphthous ulcers (canker sores).

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Kahn has authored over 80 articles, abstracts, and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals as well as a therapeutic drug book and has presented numerous abstracts at national meetings. Dr. Kahn has lectured over 400 times both nationally and internationally on a variety of oral and maxillofacial pathology topics and is a frequent speaker on the management and treatment of common oral soft tissue disorders.

Volunteer Activities

Dr. Kahn has participated in dozens of community health fairs and oral cancer screenings as well as the Special Olympics-Special Smiles program. He has served as a judge at the annual Bates-Andrews Research Day at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (Fellow and current national Secretary-Treasurer)
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (Diplomate)
American College of Dentists (Fellow)
American Dental Association
International College of Dentists (Fellow)
Omicron Kappa Upsilon (dental honorary fraternity)

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Nitin Khankari, DMD, BDS, MS

Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics, Board Certified Prosthodontist
Specialty: Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
(617) 636-6678, (617) 636-0868
nitin.khankari@tufts.edu

Education & Training

2010 D.M.D., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston
2004  M.S., Marquette University, Milwaukee
2002-2003 Certificate of ImplantologyRecipient of International Team for Oral Implantology (ITI) Scholarship for promotion of Oral Implantology, Harvard University, Boston
1998-2002 Certificate in Prosthodontics, Marquette University, Milwaukee
1993-1997 B.D.S., CSMSS Dental College and Hospital, India
1992-1993 D. Pharmacy, Ajmera College of Pharmacy, India

Clinical Focus

Reconstructive, Implant, Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Khankari’s clinical work includes complex reconstructive, comprehensive restorative treatments, all aspects of implant dentistry, smile design with veneers, and denture treatments both complete & partial. While treatment planning, his special emphasis is on using a multidisciplinary approach to meet patient expectations and include implant prosthodontics if indicated by evidence based research. His expertise include utilizing state of the art techniques with excellent esthetic management of restorations, even in the most complex situations like performing full mouth reconstructions on natural teeth, implants, patients who grind or clench their teeth and temporo-mandibular disorders.

Dr. Khankari is delighted to provide the highest quality restorative treatment to his patients utilizing his honed skills, experience, commitment, advanced techniques and materials.

Research Presentations

  • Keynote address: Resistance to Compressive Loading of Porcelain Fused to Gold Foil Maxillary Anterior Crowns. International Association for Dental Research Eighty-Second Meeting, March 2004.
  • Sintering Technology and Compressive Properties of new Ceramometal Crowns in Esthetic Dentistry. The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics Fifty-First Annual Scientific Session Table Clinic, Feb 2002.
  • New Technique for Fabrication of Crown to an Existing RPD. Annual Research Day Table Clinic, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Feb 2000.

C. E. Courses Offered

  • Comprehensive Implant Prosthodontics
  • Traditional Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
  • Implant Restorations in General Dental Practice
  • Anterior Restorations – Integration of Mock-up, Esthetics and Occlusion Implant Prosthodontics A to Z
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation with Natural Teeth and Implants

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Prosthodontics
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society

Volunteer

Aug 2010 -Present Humanistic culture subcommittee – ADA curriculum committee
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Aug 2009 – Present Elected for three year term – Admissions Committee Member
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Aug 2004/2005 Organized and coordinated Dental Health Booth at ‘India Day’
Hatch Shell, Boston
Feb 2004 Served as Judge – Annual Bates-Andrews Research Day
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
1996-1998 Evaluated and treated socio-economically compromised patients as a volunteer dentist at various dental camps
Volunteered in School Dental Check-up Camps organized by the Indian Dental Association and the Dental School

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Marathi

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Yongjeong Kim, D.M.D., M.Sc.

Specialty: Prosthodontics
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Prosthodontics & Operative Dentistry
Division of Post Graduate Prosthodontics and Division of Advanced Education in Esthetic Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
(617) 636-6678
yong.kim@tufts.edu

Education and Training

Dr. Kim earned a D.M.D. degree, specialty certificate in Prosthodontics, and Master of Science degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Kim focuses on prosthodontics and implant dentistry.

Research Interests

Dr. Kim’s primary research interest is dental implants, especially in the biomechanics field.

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Kim has published several articles and given many presentations at national and international meetings. Dr. Kim has lectured many times both nationally and internationally on prosthodontics, dental implants, and esthetic dentistry.

Professional Memberships

American College of Prosthodontists
Academy of Osseointegration

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Constantinos Laskarides, D.M.D., Pharm.D.

Specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Assistant Professor and Course Director, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
(617) 636-6515
constantinos.laskarides@tufts.edu

Education and Training

2003 Tufts University / New England Medical Center, Boston, MA – Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1997 University of Athens, School of Dental Medicine, Greece – D.M.D.
1992 University of Athens, Pharmacy School, Greece – Pharm.D.

Publications, Presentations, and Research

Dr. Laskarides has authored many articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented numerous abstracts at national and international meetings. He is currently conducting multiple research projects at Tufts University.

Memberships

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Diplomate)
American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Association
Greek Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Diplomate)
Hellenic Association for the Treatment of Maxillofacial Cancer (founding member)

Volunteer Activities

Dr. Laskarides has participated in multiple expeditions for the surgical repair of children with cleft lip and palate in Colombia for Healing the Children.

Languages Spoken

English, Greek

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Madden

Dr. John C. Madden, BSc. BA. BDentSc.

University College Dublin, BSc. Biochemistry
Trinity College Dublin, BA. BDentSc. Dentistry

 

Dr. Madden graduated from Dublin Dental School at Trinity College, Dublin Ireland where he was elected as class president and was a member of various hospital and academic committees. Dr. Madden later attended Harvard University’s School of Dental Medicine where he studied Prosthodontics. He is currently a full time faculty instructor within the Department of Prosthodontic & Operative Dentistry at Tufts University. He has presented both locally and internationally.

Dr. Madden also has extensive experience in dental trauma, complex extractions, and oral surgery from his internship at a level one trauma center in Louisiana State University. Dr Maddens interests and experience include prosthodontics and implant dentistry, fixed and removable prostheses, and esthetic/cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Madden also has experience in managing temperomandibular disorders (TMD), parafunctional/grinding habits (bruxism), and the role of dentistry in achieving maximum performance in professional sport at International level

Dr. Madden has won international awards and recognition which include the International College Of Dentists. He has also worked in private practice before returning to academics at Tufts University. He is a member of local state dental academic societies and clubs which help him keep up to date with the latest advances in dentistry, materials, and techniques.

Dr Madden’s services include esthetic dentistry and the use of all ceramic restorations, in-office and at home teeth whitening services, bridges and crowns and the restoration of implants, and also removable partial and complete dentures including overdentures (dentures attached to teeth or implants to improve their stability and retention/fit).

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Marcuschamer

Eduardo Marcuschamer, D.D.S., M.Sc.

Periodontics-Implant Dentistry

 

 

Dr Marcuschamer graduated with honors from “Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico” Mexico City, receiving the Dean’s List Award. He did a one year residency at the “Instituto Nacional de Perinatologia” in Mexico City. He graduated from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine’s three year Postgraduate Program in Periodontology and Advanced Implant Dentistry. Dr Marcuschamer is currently instructor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Marcuschamer is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and he lectures both nationally and internationally.

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Yumi Ogata, D.D.S., M.S

Periodontist

Specialty: Periodontics and Implant Surgery

 

Dr. Yumi Ogata specializes in Periodontics and Implant Surgery. She earned her dental degree, D.D.S, at Kagoshima University School of Dental Medicine in Japan. She completed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery fellowship program at Kumamoto University, Japan. Through the program, she completed training in complex surgical extractions and dental sedation.

Dr. Ogata completed her specialty training and earned Specialty Certificate in Periodontology from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She earned her degree, Master of Science, M.S., from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In the program, she has had extensive training in Periodontal non-surgical procedures (Scaling and Root planing, Periodontal Medicine) and Periodontal surgeries (Periodontal plastic surgeries, Flap surgeries, Regenerative surgeries) as well as Implant surgeries (Implant placement surgeries, Bone Grafting).

Dr. Ogata is currently a full-time faculty in the Department of Periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She has given many presentations and lectures at various dental meetings and conferences. For instance, she served as a guest lecturer at the Yankee Dental Convention in Boston and was selected as a Chair and speaker at the International Association for Dental Research, IADR. She presented her research topic on dental implants associated with bone grafting. She has publications in her specialty both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ogata is dedicated to providing her dental care with the great emphasis of patients’ comfort and highest quality of esthetics and functions to her patients.

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Daniel Oreadi, D.M.D.

Specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
(617) 636-6615
daniel.oreadi@tufts.edu

Education and Training

2010 University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN – Fellow in Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery
2009 Tufts University / New England Medical Center, Boston, MA – Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2000 Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela – DMD

Research and Clinical Interests

Cancer, salivary gland pathology, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, nerve repair

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Oreadi has authored many articles and book chapters. He has presented numerous abstracts at national meetings.

Memberships

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Association
Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Languages

English, Spanish

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Maria B. Papageorge, D.M.D., M.S.

Professor and Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Chair, Department of Dentistry, & Assistant Dean for Hospital Affairs Tufts Medical Center
(617) 636-6515

 

Education and Training

1989 Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, M.S.
1986 Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and New England Medical Center, Boston, MA; Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chief Resident in Combined Program, Fellowship in Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery
1982 Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA – D.M.D.
1977 Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA – B.A., Molecular Biology

Research and Clinical Interests

Cancer, maxillofacial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, and implant surgery

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Papageorge has authored over 60 articles, abstracts, and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and has presented numerous abstracts at national meetings. She has lectured extensively at national and international meetings.

Memberships

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Fellow)
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Diplomate)
American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Association
America Dental Education Society
Boston City Hospital Oral Surgeon Association
International College of Dentists (Fellow)
Massachusetts Dental Society
Massachusetts Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
Pierre Fauchaud Academy (Fellow)
Samuel Gridley Howe Society
Women’s Dental Association

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Athena S. Papas, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Specialty: Geriatric Dentistry and Oral Medicine
Johansen Professor of Research
Head of Division of Public Health Research/Oral Medicine
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
(617) 636-6678
athena.papas@tufts.edu

Education and Training

1974 Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA – D.M.D., Dentistry

1971 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA – Ph.D., Oral Biology

1966 Tufts University, Medford, MA – B.S., Biology

Clinical Focus

Dr. Papas has expertise in the oral healthcare of elderly, medically-compromised, Sjogrens, cancer and bone marrow transplant patients.

Research Interests

Dr. Papas’ research focus has been to identify and find novel therapies for the treatment of high-risk patients, using science transfer and dry mouth (xerostomia). She is currently the Study Chair of a Multicenter NIDCR grant, Prevention of Adults Caries, testing a new method of preventing tooth decay. She has conducted multiple studies on Sjogrens syndrome.

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Papas has published numerous papers based on her extensive clinical research experience in the fields of Geriatric Dentistry, Sjogren’s Syndrome, medically-compromised patients, and xerostomia. She has authored over 100 publications, including two books, and has lectured nationally and internationally.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Oral Medicine
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of Dental Schools
American Association of Hospital Dentists
American College of Dentists
American Dental Association
America Institute of Nutrition
American Society for Clinical Nutrition
American Society of Geriatric Dentistry
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA)
European College of Gerodontology
The Gerontological Society of America
The Gerontological Society of America
International Association of Dental Research
Massachusetts Dental Society
Pierrre Fouchard Academy
Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation

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RankinCharles H. Rankin III, D.M.D.

Specialty: Endodontics – Board Certified
Professor and Director of Predoctoral Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
617-636-0927
charles.rankin@tufts.edu

Education and Training

1967 Everett High School, Everett, MA
1976 Salem State College, Salem MA – B.A. Biology
1979 Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA – D.M.D.
1986 Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA – Certificate in Endodontics
1990 American Association of Endodontists – Board Certification in Endodontics

Clinical Focus

Dr. Rankin has practiced and taught clinical endodontics for 25 years. He practiced at NH Endodontics in Concord NH for 13 years before coming to TDA.

Military Background

Dr. Rankin served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1995. He was a dental technician for four years in, served as a general dentist for five years and practiced as an endodontist for nine years. Dr. Rankin retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1995 being stationed at South Ruislip AS, England; Ramstein AB, West Germany; Hanscom AFB, MA; Andrews AFB, MD and the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Rankin has published in several journals including the Journal of Endodontics and the national Dental Compendium. He also has lectured locally, nationally and internationally.

Volunteer Activities

For several years, Dr. Rankin has been the faculty advisor for the Alpha Omega dental fraternity participating events such Tooth Day at Fenway when Red Sox fans may receive oral cancer screenings and preventive dentistry information. He also spent time in Peru with the Hispanic Dental Association treating orphaned children as well as people from the local community. Dr Rankin has served as a mentor for dental students for several years and is the faculty advisor for those students with military scholarships. Dr. Rankin has also served as a judge at the annual Bates-Andrews Research Day at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine as well as a judge for the Tufts Hispanic Talent contest.

Professional Memberships

American Association of Endodontists
American Association of Endodontists, College of Diplomates
Massachusetts Association of Endodontists
New Hampshire Dental Society
American College of Dentists (Fellow)
American Dental Association
Omicron Kappa Upsilon (dental honorary fraternity)

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Sujey Rodriguez-Lozano, D.D.S., M.S

Assistant Professor. Dept. of Prosthodontics & Operative Dentistry
Division of Post Graduate Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Advanced Education in Esthetic Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Sujey.rodriguez-lozano@tufts.edu

 

Education and Training

2009: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Head and Neck, Fellow in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Dental Oncology, Houston, Texas.
2009: University of Minnesota Graduate School. M.S. in Dentistry. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2008: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Graduate Program in Prosthodontics, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2007: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Postgraduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2001: University of Santander UDES, Specialist in Health Service Management, Cucuta, Colombia.
2000: Colombian School of Dentistry. D.D.S. Bogota, Colombia.

Research and Clinical Interests

Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Oral Cancer, Dental Implants Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Presentations

International

Rodriguez-Lozano, S.*, and Kiat-amnuay, S.: Effect of UV Protecting Mineral-Base Opacifier on Color Stability of Pigmented Maxillofacial Silicone Elastomers Subjected to Artificial Aging. Oral Presentation, the International Anaplastology Association Annual Meeting, Paris, France, November 13, 2009.

National

Rodriguez-Lozano, S.*, Ahmed, A., Montgomery, P., Chambers, M.S., and Kiat-amnuay, S.: Effect of UV on Color Stability of Pigmented Maxillofacial Silicone Elastomers Subjected to Artificial Aging. Presentation Research Competition. The American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 31- November 3, 2009.

Rodriguez-Lozano, S.*., Schulte, John., Weed, Meghan., Chuang, Sung-Kiang.: Crestal Bone Levels and its Association with Varying Densities of Bone. Research Presentation in the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration 2008, Boston, MA

Rodriguez-Lozano, S.*., Schulte, John., Weed, Meghan., Chuang, Sung-Kiang.: Changes in Crestal Bone Levels Associated with a Bacterially Sealed Screwless 1.5
Locking-Taper Implant to Abutment Connection Table Clinic Session in the American College of Prosthodontists, Annual Session, Scottsdale, Arizona 2007

Research Interest, Publications, Abstracts

Urdaneta, R., Rodriguez-Lozano, S., McNeil, C., Weed, M.,Chuang, S.: The Effect of Increased Crown-to-Implant Ratio on Single-Tooth Locking Taper Implants. The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2010; 25: 729-743.

Rodriguez-Lozano, S., and Kiat-amnuay, S.: Effect of UV Protecting Mineral-Base Opacifier on Color Stability of Pigmented Maxillofacial Silicone Elastomers Subjected to Artificial Aging. Trans. Amer. Anaplastol. Assoc. 24:31. 2009.
Rodriguez-Lozano, S., Ahmed, A., Montgomery, P., Chambers, M.S., and Kiat-amnuay, S.: Effect of UV on Color Stability of Pigmented Maxillofacial Silicone Elastomers Subjected to Artificial Aging. Trans. Amer. Academy. Maxillofac. Prosthet. 57;73-75:2009.

Effect of UV Protecting Mineral-Base Opacifier on Color Stability of Pigmented Maxillofacial Silicone Elastomers Subjected to Artificial Aging. 57th Meeting of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. San Diego, California, 2009.

Intra Oral Radiation Stents. Presentation at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Dental Oncology Houston, Texas 2009.

Surgical Reconstruction and Prosthetic Rehabilitation of the Mandible in Cancer Patients. A case report. Presentation at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Dental Oncology Houston, Texas 2009

Nasal Conformer Prosthesis. A case report. Presentation at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Dental Oncology Houston, Texas 2008

Anatomy of Structures involved in a Head and Neck Dissection. Presentation at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Dental Oncology Houston, Texas 2008

Crestal Bone Levels and its Association with Varying Densities of Bone. Research Presentation in the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration 2008, Boston, MA

Changes in Crestal Bone Levels Associated with a Bacterially Sealed Screwless 1.5 Locking-Taper Implant to Abutment Connection Table Clinic Session in the American College of Prosthodontists, Annual Session, Scottsdale, Arizona 2007

CAD-CAM Milled Bards, Case Presentation, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry 2006

Short-wide Dental Implants Create Solutions for Solving Challenges in Clinical Situations, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Research Presentation, 2005

Memberships

American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics (Associate Fellow)
The American College of Prosthodontists
Academy of Osseointegration
American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
The Massachusetts Prosthodontics Association
The Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association
The Minnesota Prosthodontics Association
The Colombian Dental Associati

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Dr. Amit Sachdeo, B.D.S., M.S., D.M.Sc.

Specialties: Prosthodontics, Invisalign, Implant, Reconstructive and Esthetic Dentistry
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
(617) 636-6697
amit.sachdeo@tufts.edu
www.sachdeo.com

Education and Training

2006 Harvard University, Boston, MA – D.M.Sc. in Oral Biology
2006 Harvard University, Boston, MA – Certificate in Prosthodontics
2002 New York University, New York, NY – Fellowship in Esthetic Dentistry
2001 University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K. – M.P.H. modules
2000 University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K. – M.S. in Prosthetic Dentistry

Clinical Focus: Specialist in Prosthodontics; Invisalign; Implants; Reconstructive and Esthetic Dentistry

Research Interests

Dr. Sachdeo’s research interests lie predominantly in oral biofilms and their development in the edentulous population. He studies the influence of bulk fluid, surfaces, location and genetic background of individuals on the growth, colonization and re-colonization of bacterial biofilms on soft-tissues and hard-tissues (dentures) of the edentate.

Publications and Presentations

An introduction to oral biofilms, Amit Sachdeo and Jeffery Damon, Dental Tribune, Asia Pacific 2008; 6 (7+8): 18-19
Biofilms in the edentulous oral cavity, Amit Sachdeo, Anne D Haffajee and Sigmund S Socransky, J Prosthodont 2008 Jul; 17 (5): 348-356
Achieving immediate function with provisional prostheses after implant placement: A clinical report, Kung-Rock Kwon, Amit Sachdeo, Hans-Peter Weber, Prosthet Dent 2005; 93: 514-7
Comparison of wear and clinical performance between amalgam, composite and open sandwich restorations: 2-year results, Sachdeo A, Gray GB, Sulieman MA, Jagger DC, Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2004 Mar; 12(1): 15-20

Dr. Sachdeo has also lectured extensively both nationally and internationally at various universities, dental conferences and research symposiums.

Memberships

Academy of Osseointegration
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Association for Dental Research
American College of Prosthodontists
American Dental Association
International Association for Dental Research
Massachusetts Dental Society
Red Cross Society

Awards, Grants, & Honors

  • Voted one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.
  • Manuscript reviewer for the JDR (Journal of Dental Research).
  • American College of Prosthodontists (ACP): John J Sharry Award for ‘Outstanding Prosthodontic Research’.
  • Study entitled ‘Comparison of wear and clinical performance between amalgam, composite and open sandwich restorations: 2-year results’, published in the European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry and cited by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
  • AADR (American Association for Dental Research) Bloc Grant sponsored by the NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research).
  • Cited in Marquis Who’s Who in America, Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Continental Who’s Who, Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in Dentistry and Marquis Who’s Who in Healthcare and Medicine.
  • American College of Prosthodontists / ESPE Research Fellowship in Geriatric Prosthodontics.
  • Northeastern Gnathological Society – Granger-Pruden Award.
  • Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (GNYAP) Research Award.
  • First place winner in the ACP Massachusetts – Forsythe Meeting – Steven R Gordon Memorial Essay Contest.
  • First place in the table clinic competition at the ACP (American College of Prosthodontists) annual meeting.
  • First place in USA for The Academy of Prosthodontics Foundation Research Grant.
  • American College of Prosthodontists / P&G Research Fellowship in Complete Denture Prosthodontics.
  • Straumann ITI Educational Grant.

Community Service

  • Oral health screener at the Massachusetts Special Olympics State Games, ‘Special Olympics-Special Smiles’ event in Cambridge, MA.
  • Faculty volunteer at Bridge over troubled waters community dental clinic in Boston, MA.
  • Dental volunteer at El Planeta Salud y Familia 2008 (Health & Family Festival 2008), Boston, MA.
  • Oral health volunteer at the Alianza Hispana Latino Health Festival, Boston, MA.
  • Dental volunteer at a community clinic in Allahabad, India.
  • Chief aid in oral cancer screening at several senior citizen retirement homes in the Greater Boston area.
  • Organized several health campaigns on ‘Chewing tobacco and Oral Cancer’ for the young adult community in Glasgow, Scotland (UK).
  • Organized oral health awareness camps in rural India.
  • Dental volunteer at a community dental clinic in Katmandu, Nepal

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Alberto Sarmiento, .D.D.S.

Clinical Instructor, General Dentistry
(617) 636-6814

 

Doctor Sarmiento graduated with honors from Metropolitan University in Barranquilla Colombia in the top of his class in 2000. He did two years residency program in Advance Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) specializing in implants, restorative and esthetic dentistry. He is also a Clinical Instructor of Oral Diagnosis for the General Dentistry department at Tufts school of Dental Medicine. Dr Sarmiento is an active member in the Board of trustee of the Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association. For Dr Sarmiento his main goal is to offer a comfortable and relax atmosphere at his practice combine with the opportunity to provide the best care for his patients overall dental and psychosocial needs. Dr Sarmiento is fluent in Spanish and English.

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