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Thomas Van Dyke

D.D.S., Ph.D., Scientific Advisory Board

Thomas Van Dyke, D.D.S., Ph.D. is Senior Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research and Senior Member of Staff at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA, and Professor of Oral; Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard University Faculty of Medicine. D.D.S., Case Western Reserve University; M.S., SUNY Buffalo in Oral Sciences; Periodontics Certificate, SUNY Buffalo; Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo in Oral Biology, and two doctoral degrees honorus causa; Justis Liebig University, Giessen and the University of Copenhagen. Balint Orban Memorial Prize for Research in Periodontology, Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, IADR Award for Basic Research in Periodontology, the Norton Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, William J. Gies Periodontology Award.  


He serves on numerous editorial boards and has edited two volumes of Periodontology 2000.  President of the International Association of Periodontology (1997-1999).   Dr. Van Dyke has published 400+ original articles and numerous abstracts and book chapters. Member of the American/International Association of Dental Research, American Academy of Periodontology, International Academy of Periodontology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, IADR Periodontal Research Group, and American Dental Association.


His research interests are the structural and functional relationship of abnormalities of the inflammatory process with a focus on phagocytic cells and microorganisms in the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal and other infectious-inflammatory diseases.  Dr. Van Dyke is also involved in clinical research and clinical trials focusing on drug treatment for periodontal disease and local delivery systems.  


The remainder of his time is devoted to the training of fellows and administration.  He is best known for his work on the pathogenesis of juvenile periodontal diseases, the resolution of inflammation in periodontitis, and clinical research.

Thomas Van Dyke
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