Thomas P.  Sollecito

Thomas P. Sollecito, DMD, FDS, RCSEd

Chair and Professor of Oral Medicine, Associate Dean for Hospital and Extramural Affairs
Department of Oral Medicine
Phone: 215-898-6627
Professional Biography

Dr. Sollecito is Chair of the Department of Oral Medicine and Professor of Oral Medicine. From July 2008 through June 2009, Dr. Sollecito served as Interim Dean at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from February 2005 through June 2008. Dr. Sollecito is an Attending in Oral Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a Clinical Associate at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He graduated from Villanova University where he received a B.S. in Biology, cum laude. He then completed his DMD degree program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he graduated with honors. Formerly, he was the Director of the Oral Medicine Residency Program. He is a reviewer for Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology and the Journal of the American Dental Association. He is a Fellow and Diplomate in Hospital Dentistry of Special Care in Dentistry Organization. He is also a member of OKU, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Oral Medicine. He is a Diplomate in Oral Medicine and he has authored numerous papers and chapters related to various topics in Oral Medicine including facial pain, mucosal disease, and treatment of medically complex dental patients. View research profile »

Honors / Credentials
  • Board Certified Oral Medicine and Special Care Dentistry
  • Lindback Award for Teaching
  • Reviewer for the Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics Journal
  • Reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Fellow in Hospital Dentistry
  • Member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon – National Dental Honor Society
  • President of American Academy of Oral Medicine, 2010
  • Fellow in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), 2011
  • ADA Council on Scientific Affairs
  • 2014 Golden Pen Division 1 Dental Journalism Award, International College of Dentists”

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Selected Publications
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  • Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • General Practice Residency, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 1990
  • DMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • BS, Biology, Villanova University Cum Laude