Thomas Rams, DDS, MHS, PhD

Title: 
Professor
The Paul H. Keyes Professor of Periodontology
Director of Oral Microbiology Testing Service Laboratory
Department: 
Periodontology & Oral Implantology
Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
(215) 707-2941

Positions/Appointments: Director, Oral Microbiology Testing Service Laboratory; Professor of Oral Biology, Temple University Graduate School; Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University School of Medicine.
 
Education/Credentials: BS in Environmental Health, George Washington University (1974); MHS in Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (1976); DDS, University of Maryland School of Dentistry (1980); Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry, National Institute of Dental Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH) (1982); Postgraduate Certificate in Periodontics, New York VA Medical Center (1987); Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology (1991); Fellowship, American College of Dentists (1991); Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Public Health, National Institute of Dental Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH) (1994); Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Director Permit (Bacteriology), Pennsylvania Department of Health (1995-present); Academic Associate Fellowship, American Academy of Implant Dentistry (1997); Recipient, The Paul H. Keyes Professorship in Periodontology, Temple University School of Dentistry (July 1, 2003-present); Fellowship, International College of Dentists (2005); Fellowship, International Congress of Oral Implantologists (2005); Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists (2006); Recipient, Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching at Temple University (2007); Recipient, American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award (2008); Associate Dean for Advanced Education and Research, Temple University School of Dentistry (1999-2004); Senior Associate Dean, Temple University School of Dentistry (July, 2004-June, 2008); Chairman, Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Temple University School of Dentistry (October, 1996-March, 2010); PhD, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Groningen (Netherlands). Thesis: Antibiotic Resistance in Human Periodontitis and Peri-Implant Microbiota; Private practice of periodontics (part-time), Washington, DC.
 

Research Interests/Special Expertise: human periodontal and dental implant microbiology; clinical diagnostic periodontal microbiology; microbiologically modulated periodontal therapy; periodontal diagnosis; non-surgical periodontal therapy; clinical application of systemic and local antimicrobial agents in periodontal therapy.

 

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