The Thomas P. Sollecito One Health Fellowship in Oral Medicine is a lifetime endowment given in honor of Dr. Sollecito. Dr. Sollecito is Professor and Chair of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine and a world-renowned educator and clinician. He has received several research grants focused on the study of oral mucosal diseases and oral cancer. Dr. Sollecito is the recipient of multiple teaching and clinical awards, including the Pennsylvania Dental Association Recognition Award, the Samuel Charles Miller Award from the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. He has shown a long-term interest in oral conditions of veterinary patients and has mentored Dr. Jamie G. Anderson, a diplomate in Veterinary Dentistry and Internal Medicine since 2004. Dr. Anderson is generously funding this fellowship.

The Fellowship is crafted to support the One Health concept between Oral Medicine specialists at University of Pennsylvania and veterinary dentists interested in oral medicine and dedicated to life-long learning. Applications from Veterinary dentists and Oral Medicine specialists will be considered if they have a research interest in companion animal oral medicine. The successful applicant will be offered a program in clinical oral medicine, including active discussion of clinical cases and have an opportunity to discuss and design a research topic.

The successful fellow will be encouraged to attend the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM) annual meeting. Additionally, they would be required to either present a poster at this meeting, a virtual grand-rounds or a manuscript publication.


The Thomas P. Sollecito One Health Fellowship in Oral Medicine announces it is accepting applications.

Fellowship applications are reviewed according to the following format and schedule: rolling admissions.

Send application to:
Thomas P. Sollecito, DMD
One Health Fellowship in Oral Medicine Committee
The Department of Oral Medicine
Penn Dental Medicine
240 S. 40th Street
2nd Floor Schattner Building, Room 209
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Applicants name, credentials and current position.
References (3 letters of support):

By signing below, the Fellow agrees to active participation in the Oral Medicine program offered at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in the year following the award announcement. The recipient also agrees to the reporting requirement within 18 months of the Fellowship completion.

Other than the cover page, the application is to be blinded by the applicant – no names, addresses, or other identifying information included. The proposal, after removal of the cover page, will be distributed to the Fellowship application committee.

Candidate statement: please describe the motivation for your application, how you might benefit from an immersion course in oral medicine, how you might share this information with other colleagues, and how you intend to incorporate this information into your clinical practice or research.

* NOTE: The Thomas P. Sollecito One Health Fellowship program is not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.