Periospectives July-September 2013 : Page 36

PERIO PEOPLE New Associate Editor appointed Dr. Thomas W. Oates Jr. Dr. Thomas W. Oates Jr., assistant dean for clinical research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), recently joined the Journal of Periodontology y (JOP) and Clinical Advances in Periodontics (CAP) editorial team as associate editor. In his new role, Dr. Oates shares responsibility with four other associate editors and the editor-in-chief in managing the peer review process for JOP and CAP, from manuscript submission to final decision. Dr. Oates brings with him an extensive background in both basic and clinical research with interests focused on cell biology, growth/differentiation factors, regeneration, wound healing, implantology, cytokines in the pathogenesis of disease, and interactions of systemic diseases with oral health. He has published extensively on these topics in peer-reviewed journals, and contributed several textbook chapters. Dr. Oates continues to receive research funding from the National Institutes of Health and industry in extending these studies. “It’s an honor to join such an accomplished and driven team,” Dr. Oates said. “I’ve always felt the Journal l publishes a good balance of clinical and basic research, and I appreciate how Clinical Advances translates this research into everyday practice. I look forward to working with the editors to continue building upon the successes of JOP and CAP.” In addition to serving as assistant dean, Dr. Oates is a professor and vice chair in the UTHSCSA Department of Periodontics. He is also director of the Southwest Region of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network and serves as co-director of the South Texas Oral Health Network, which is conducting ongoing investigations in tobacco cessation, oral health literacy, diabetes, and bisphosphonate therapy. Prior to his tenure at UTHSCSA, Dr. Oates held academic appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his DMD, and the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, where he received both his periodontal certificate and PhD in biochemistry and molecular biophysics. Dr. Oates is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a member of the American and International Associations for Dental Research, Southwest Society of Periodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, and American Dental Education Association (ADEA). He has been an AAP member since 1989 and previously served on the Research Submissions Committee. In 2002, Dr. Oates was named a fellow of the International Team of Implantology, and in 2006, he received the William B. Clark Clinical Research Fellowship Award from the American Association for Dental Research. Most recently, Dr. Oates has been selected to receive the 2013 William J. Gies Award at the AAP’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in September. The award, which is presented by the William J. Gies Foundation for the Advancement of Dentistry (part of ADEA), recognizes Dr. Oates’ contributions to the periodontal literature and the advancement of dental education. AAP Perio spectives | 36

New Associate Editor Named

Dr. Thomas W. Oates Jr.

Dr. Thomas W. Oates Jr., assistant dean for clinical research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), recently joined the Journal of Periodontology (JOP) and Clinical Advances in Periodontics (CAP) editorial team as associate editor. In his new role,

Dr. Oates shares responsibility with four other associate editors and the editor-in-chief in managing the peer review process for JOP and CAP, from manuscript submission to final decision. Dr. Oates brings with him an extensive background in both basic and clinical research with interests focused on cell biology, growth/differentiation factors, regeneration, wound healing, implantology, cytokines in the pathogenesis of disease, and interactions of systemic diseases with oral health. He has published extensively on these topics in peer-reviewed journals, and contributed several textbook chapters. Dr. Oates continues to receive research funding from the National Institutes of Health and industry in extending these studies.

“It’s an honor to join such an accomplished and driven team,” Dr. Oates said. “I’ve always felt the Journal publishes a good balance of clinical and basic research, and I appreciate how Clinical Advances translates this research into everyday practice. I look forward to working with the editors to continue building upon the successes of JOP and CAP.”

In addition to serving as assistant dean, Dr. Oates is a professor and vice chair in the UTHSCSA Department of Periodontics. He is also director of the Southwest Region of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network and serves as co-director of the South Texas Oral Health Network, which is conducting ongoing investigations in tobacco cessation, oral health literacy, diabetes, and bisphosphonate therapy.

Prior to his tenure at UTHSCSA, Dr. Oates held academic appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his DMD, and the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, where he received both his periodontal certificate and PhD in biochemistry and molecular biophysics.

Dr. Oates is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a member of the American and International Associations for Dental Research, Southwest Society of Periodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, and American Dental Education Association (ADEA). He has been an AAP member since 1989 and previously served on the Research Submissions Committee.

In 2002, Dr. Oates was named a fellow of the International Team of Implantology, and in 2006, he received the William B. Clark Clinical Research Fellowship Award from the American Association for Dental Research. Most recently, Dr. Oates has been selected to receive the 2013 William J. Gies Award at the AAP’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in September. The award, which is presented by the William J. Gies Foundation for the Advancement of Dentistry (part of ADEA), recognizes Dr. Oates’ contributions to the periodontal literature and the advancement of dental education.

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