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School of Dental Medicine

Ronald D. Perry

Professor
Director, International Student Program

Ronald D. Perry

Professor
Director, International Student Program

Phone 617-636-6775
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Biography: 

Dr. Perry is a Professor and Director of the International Student Program in Comprehensive Care. He has worked at TUSDM for over 25 years and since 1998, has served as the Director of the Gavel Center for Restorative Dental Research. Dr. Perry received a Master of Science at TUSDM and has worked with an extensive list of corporations to the benefit of TUSDM’s research program. In addition to his extensive academic/research activities, he has built and owned two private practices. Along the way and over the years, he has mentored dozens of predoctoral, postdoctoral and international students. 

Dr. Perry has been responsible for ensuring the compliance with Good Clinical Practices in all research projects. He has been actively seeking funding from sponsors for on-going and future studies for students and larger clinical studies. He is involved in clinical studies and monitor spending from restorative research study accounts and work with Restorative Research Coordinators and/or other TUSDM administrators to maintain study goals and budgets. Dr. Perry also has the responsibility of authoring and/or co-authoring journal articles, publishing research findings, developing protocols and bringing positive publicity to TUSDM.

Education: 
B.S. in History, Boston College, 1984
D.M.D., Henry M. Goldman Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, 1988
M.S., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1999
Professional Experience: 
2016-Present:

Director, International Student Program, Department of Comprehensive Care, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

2008-Present:

Clinical Professor, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

2008-2016:

IRB Human Investigational Committee Board Member – Blue Team, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

2000-Present:

Private Practice, Meridian Dental Associates, L.L.C, South Weymouth, MA

2000-2008:

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

1998-2016

Director of the Gavel Center for Restorative Dental Research, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

1994-1998:

Assistant Head of Operative Division, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

1998-2000:

Private Practice, Brookville Dental Associates, P.C., Holbrook, MA

1993-2000:

Assistant Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

1990-1993:

Research Associate & Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

Selected Honors and Awards: 
National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Secretary/Treasurer, XiXi Chapter, 2000
National Dental Honors Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, President, XiXi Chapter, 1997-1998
Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, 1997
National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, President (Elect), XiXi Chapter, 1996
National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Vice President, XiXi Chapter, 1995
Professional Memberships: 
New England Dental Society
International College of Dentists
American College of Dentists
The American Academy of Dental Sciences
Omicron Kappa Upsilon
American Association for Dental Research
Massachusetts Dental Society
Academy of General Dentists
American Dental Association
Academy of Operative Dentists
South Shore Dental Society
Massachusetts Academy of General Dentists
Andrews and Bates Societies