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Mark Thomas, D.M.D.

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mvthom0@uky.edu

Division Chief, Periodontology
Program Director, Graduate Periodontology
Safety and Infection Control Officer
D.M.D., University of Kentucky
MPH/Epidemiology, University of Kentucky (in progress)
 

Research

Active projects:

KSEF-203-RDE-001 (PI: M Thomas) 4/1/02 - 4/1/03
Kentucky Science and Engr Foundation $9,500
Optimization of Drill Design and Coolant Delivery Systems for Dental Implant Surgery
The major goal of this project is to develop models that will allow the optimization of dental implant drill design.

R01 AR47897-01A1 (PI: D Puleo; Co-PI: M. Thomas et al) 4/1/03 - 3/31/07

NIH/NIAMS $175,000 
Biomaterials Imprinted with Cell Surface Molecules
The overall goal of this project is to develop molecularly imprinted coatings on orthopedic and dental biomaterials that elicit particular cellular responses. 

Pending projects:

1R01AR049751-01 (PI: A El-Ghannam; Co-PI: M. Thomas et al) 4/1/03 - 3/31/08

NIH/NIAMS $200,000 
Resorbable Silica-Calcium Phosphate Composite for Bone Regeneration.
The major goals of this project are to: 

1) synthesize silica-calcium phosphate composite; 

2) evaluate the corrosion behavior in simulated body fluid; 

3) measure the bone cell responses in vitro

4) asses bone tissue regeneration in vivo.

Publications

Thomas, MV. "Patient Safety and Responding to Adverse Events.". New Engl J
Med. Accepted for publication 3/2003 (Commentary)

Thomas MV. "Gawande's Complications: A Surgeon's Perspective." J Dent Ed
2003;67(5):

Thomas MV. "Oral and Maxillofacial Infections." J Dent Ed 2003;67(5):

Thomas MV. "Disease Classification" in Rose LF, et al, Contemporary
Periodontology, St. Louis: Elsevier/Mosby, in press (expected publication
date September 2003).

Thomas MV and Drisko C. "Oral Physiotherapy" in Rose LF, et al, Contemporary
Periodontology, St. Louis: Elsevier/Mosby, in press (expected publication
date September 2003).

Stewart, K, Thomas MV, and Puleo D. The Effect of Carboxymethylcellulose on
Mechanical and Degradation Behavior of a Moldable Calcium Sulfate Cement.
Oral presentation at Society for Biomaterials, 2002.

Contact Info

University of Kentucky
Chandler Medical Center 
College of Dentistry
Lexington, KY 40536-0297

Tel: (859) 323-5391
Fax: (859) 257-1847

Email: mvthom0@uky.edu

 

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