Thomas E. Van Dyke DDS, PhD
Thomas Van Dyke, DDS, PhD is Senior Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research and Senior Member of Staff at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA. He is also Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity at Harvard University Faculty of Medicine. He received his DDS from Case Western Reserve University, his PhD in Oral Biology, MS in Oral Sciences, and Periodontics Certificate from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and was awarded two degrees honoris causa from Justus Liebig University Giessen and University of Copenhagen. He is a member of the American/International Association of Dental Research, American Academy of Periodontology, International Academy of Periodontology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Microbiology, IADR Periodontal Research Group, American Dental Association, and American Association of Immunologists.
Dr. Van Dyke has received the Balint Orban Memorial Prize for Research in Periodontology, the IADR Award for Basic Research in Periodontology, the Norton Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, the William J. Gies Periodontology Award, and the American Academy of Periodontology Distinguished Scientist Award. He serves on numerous editorial boards and has edited two volumes of Periodontology 2000. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and served as President of the International Association of Periodontology from 1997 to 1999.
Dr. Van Dyke has published 370+ original articles, as well as numerous abstracts and book chapters. His research interests are the structural and functional relationship of abnormalities of the inflammatory process, with 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 training fellows and administration. He is best known for his work on the pathogenesis of juvenile periodontal diseases, resolution of inflammation in periodontitis, and clinical research.