We are pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Loomer has confirmed to speak at the PHTT 2017. As a leading expert in periodontology and implant dentistry, he is as well director of Global Health for oral health sciences at the NYU Global Institute of Public health and chairman of the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at the NYU College of Dentistry.
Having worked with oral and dental health for more than two decades, Dr. Loomer has a broad range of expertise, including the oral microbiome, patient care initiatives, and improving dental health curriculums in multiple countries. He holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Some selected publications include developing a new curriculum in dentistry for Tanzania, reassessing global oral health competencies and guidelines, and the relationship between the oral microbiota and periodontal diseases.
Dr. Loomer’s current projects include a collaboration with the NYUAD Public Health Research Center (PHRC) and University of Sharjah, investigating the impact of smoking on periodontal health. We are excited to have Dr. Loomer part of the PHTT 2017, and look forward to learning more about his international projects and applying his expertise to dental health challenges in the UAE.