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Nadeem Karimbux

Associate Dean
Professor of Periodontology

Nadeem Karimbux

Nadeem Karimbux

Associate Dean
Professor of Periodontology

Phone (617) 636-6622
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Biography: 

Nadeem Karimbux is the associate dean of academic affairs and professor of periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Before joining TUSDM in 2012, Dr. Karimbux served numerous positions at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) including director of predoctoral periodontology, program director of the Advanced Graduate Education Program in Periodontology and in 1998, assistant dean for dental education. Dr. Karimbux has served on the board of editors for the Journal of Dental Education and as an associate editor for the Journal of Periodontology and MedEdPORTAL. He is the editor for the Journal of Dental Education and the online editor for Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology textbook.

Dr. Karimbux has received numerous honors during his academic career, including the G.W. Teuscher Award from the American Society of Dentistry for Children, the Periodontal Educator Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, and Distinguished Faculty Awards from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In 2010 he received the Presidential Citation from the American Dental Education Association. He has published more than 100 papers, authored textbooks, and lectured worldwide. In 2015, he received the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service from the University.

Dr. Karimbux received his D.M.D. from HSDM in 1991 and his M.M.Sc. and Graduate Certificate in periodontology from HSDM in 1993.

Education: 
Certificate, Periodontology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1993
M.M.Sc.,Oral Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1993
Resident, Periodontology, West Roxbury/Brockton Veterans Administration, 1991-1993
Postdoctoral Fellow, Oral Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1991-1993
D.M.D., Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1991
B.Sc., Zoology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1986
Professional Experience: 
2012-Present:

Professor, Periodontology, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2012-Present:

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2005-2012:

Advanced Graduate Director, Oral Medicine Immunology and Immunity (Periodontology), Harvard School of Dental Medicine

2004-2012:

Assistant Dean, Office of Dental Education, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

2003-2012:

Associate Professor, Oral Medicine Infection and Immunity (Periodontology), Harvard School of Dental Medicine

1996-2012:

Attending, Periodontist, Children’s Hospital, Boston

2009-2011:

Consultant, Clinical Trials, Organogenesis, Canton, MA

2007-2010:

Consultant, Staff Dental Education, Keystone Dental, Burlington, MA

1996-2003:

Assistant Professor, Oral Medicine Infection and Immunity (Periodontology), Harvard School of Dental Medicine

1993-1996:

Instructor, Periodontology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Provosts Teaching and Service Award, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2015
Peer Reviewer Award, American Association of Medical Colleges-MedEdPORTAL, 2010
Presidential Citation, American Dental Education Association, 2010
Research Education Award, 6th International PBL Conference, 2009
Council of Faculties, American Dental Education Association, 2009
Periodontal Educator Award, American Academy of Periodontology, 2007
Senior Faculty Award of Excellence, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 2004
G.W. Teuscher Award, The American Society of Dentistry for Children, 2000
Faculty Research Mentor Award, American Association of Dental Research, 1998-2000
Junior Faculty Award of Excellence, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1999
Professional Memberships: 
1999-Present: American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
1996-Present: American Dental Education Association
1991-Present: Harvard Odontological Society
1990-Present: International Association for Dental Research
1990-Present: American Association for Dental Research
1990-Present: American Academy of Periodontology
2002-2012: The Harvard Center for Public Health Preparedness
1988-2004: Massachusetts Dental Society
1986-2004: American Dental Association
1992-1993: New York Academy of Sciences