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Thomas Rams, DDS, MS

Professor, The Paul Keyes Professor, Department of Periodontology and Oral Epidemiology; Director, Oral Microbiology Testing Service Laboratory
Department of Periodontology and Implantology
email: trams@temple.edu
phone: (215) 707-2941

Positions/Appointments: Chairman, Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology Professor of Oral Biology, Temple University Graduate School Director, Oral Microbiology Testing Service Laboratory Preventive Dentistry Clinic Co-Director 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) 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 digital subtraction radiology