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August 06, 2010

Dr. Dana Graves Joins Penn Dental Medicine as Professor of Periodontics, Associate Dean for Translational Research

Philadelphia – The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine announces the appointment of Dr. Dana Graves, who has joined the School’s standing faculty as Professor of Periodontics. His appointment is effective retroactively as of July 1, 2010.

Dr. Graves comes to Penn Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), where since 2008, he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics. Prior to UMDNJ, he was on the faculty of Boston University School of Dental Medicine, serving within the Department of Periodontology and Oral Pathology as an Assistant Professor (1987-1990), Associate Professor (1990-1993), and Professor (1993-2008). Dr. Graves was also an Attending Periodontist with the Boston University Dental Health Center, Boston, Mass., (2003-2008) and the South Shore Dental Group, Braintree, Mass., (1988-2003).

“A highly respected researcher and lecturer, Dr. Graves brings a depth of experience and scholarship to the School,” says Morton Amsterdam Dean Denis F. Kinane.

His key research interests are in the areas of inflammation and diabetes as they relate to periodontal disease and the loss and repair of connective tissue and bone. Dr. Graves holds a DMSc in Oral Biology and a Certificate in Periodontology from Harvard University and earned his DDS at Columbia University.

In addition to his appointment as Professor of Periodontics, Dr. Graves will also be serving as Associate Dean for Translational Research. In this role, he will have primary responsibility for maximizing the School’s combined clinical and related basic science research.

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