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School of Dental Medicine

Wael Att

Professor and Chair

Dr. Wael Att

Wael Att

Professor and Chair

Phone (617) 636-6575
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Biography: 

Dr. Att is a professor and chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is also a professor of prosthodontics at the School of Dentistry, University of Freiburg, Germany. Dr. Att is board-certified prosthodontist from the German Society of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro) since 2004 and an active member of multiple professional organizations, including the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED), International Academy of Digital Dental Medicine, International College of Prosthodontists, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and others. He serves as President of the International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine (IADDM), Past-President of the Prosthodontics Group of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) as well as President of the Arabian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (ARAED).

Dr. Att obtained his DDS degree in 1997 form Tishreen University and received the Dr Med Dent (2003) and PhD (2010) degrees as well as the title of extraordinary professor (2013) from the University of Freiburg. He was a visiting assistant professor from 2005 to 2007 at the Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, UCLA School of Dentistry and the Director of Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics in Freiburg from 2007 to 2017. A widely published and internationally respected clinician and lecturer, Dr. Att’s main focus within teaching, research and clinical practice is esthetic and implant dentistry as well as well as the implementation of cutting-edge digital technologies in both reconstructive and multidisciplinary dentistry.

Education: 
Certificate, Extraordinary Professor (APL), University of Freiburg, Germany, 2013
Certificate, Healthcare and hospital management, University of Freiburg, 2012
Dr Med Dent Habil, University of Freiburg, Germany, 2010
Certificate, Prosthodontics, German Society of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro), 2004
Dr Med Dent, University of Freiburg, Germany, 2003
Resident, Perio-Prosthodontics, University of Freiburg, Germany 2000-2003
Resident, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Tishreen Hospital, Damascus, Syria, 1997-2000
DDS, Dental Medicine, Tishreen University, Syria
Professional Experience: 
2018-present:

Professor, Prosthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2018-present:

Chair, Department of Prosthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2013-present:

Professor, Prosthodontics, University of Freiburg, Germany

2007-2017:

Director of Postgraduate Program, Prosthodontics, University of Freiburg, Germany

2007-2010:

Associate Professor, Prosthodontics, University of Freiburg, Germany

2005-2007:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory for Bone and Implant Sciences (LBIS), The Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, UCLA School of Dentistry

2003-2005:

Assistant Professor, Prosthodontics, University of Freiburg, Germany

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Clinical Research Award, European Academy of Osseointegration, 2017
Innovation Award, European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, 2016
Carol Lefebvre Research Award, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, 2015
Research Award, Saudi Dental Society, 2015
Research Award, Prosthodontics Group, International Association for Dental Research, 2014
Scientific Award, European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, 2016
IADR Preprosthetic Regenerative Science Award, International Association for Dental Research, 2013
IADR Arthur R. Frechette New Investigator Award, International Association for Dental Research, 2012
Research Award, Prosthodontics Group, International Association for Dental Research, 2011
Honored by “Images of the Year”, Biomaterials, Elsevier, 2009
UCLA Research Award, UCLA School of Dentistry, 2007
Arthur R. Frechette New Investigator Award, International Association for Dental Research, 2006