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Thomas R. Berardi

Thomas R. Berardi, DDS

Director of Oral Diagnosis & Emergency Care,
Associate Professor of Clinical Oral Medicine

Department of Oral Medicine

Phone: 215-898-8992

Fax: 215-573-7853

Email: tberar@upenn.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Berardi is an Associate Professor of Clinical Oral Medicine and the Director of Oral Diagnosis & Emergency Care at Penn Dental Medicine. He received his DDS from the University of Buffalo in 1976 and went on to complete his General Practice Residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Reading, PA in 1977. He also completed a second residency in Anesthesiology at George Washington University Hospital & Medical Center in Washington, D.C. in 1979. Dr. Berardi served as a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve Dental Corps from 1981 to 1989 and was awarded the U.S. Naval Achievement Medal twice in 1982 and in 1987. He joined the faculty at the University of Buffalo as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 1988 and held the position until 2000. Dr. Berardi served as a Clinical Associate from 2008 to 2013 and Clinical Associate Professor from 2013 to 2017 in the Department of Oral Medicine and the Oral and Diagnosis/Emergency Clinic at Penn Dental Medicine. He has also served as an attending dentist in Oral Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania since 2012. Dr. Berardi has been recognized for his excellence and commitment to teaching, receiving the Joseph L.T. Appleton Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in 2015 and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Faculty Member Award in 2018.

Honors / Credentials
  • Associate Professor, Clinical Oral Medicine, Director of Oral and Diagnosis/Emergency Clinic, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2018 – Present
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Faculty Member Award, 2018
  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Oral Medicine, Director of Oral and Diagnosis/Emergency Clinic, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2017 – 2018
  • Joseph L.T. Appleton Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, University of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine – Class of 2015, 2015
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Oral and Diagnosis/Emergency Clinic University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2013 – 2017
  • Attending in Oral Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA, 2012 – Present
  • Clinical Associate, Department of Oral Medicine, Oral and Diagnosis/Emergency Clinic, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2008 – 2013
  • Honorary Medical Staff, St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading and Ashland Regional Medical Center, Ashland, PA, 2007 – Present
  • Smile Pennsylvania, LLC, 2007 – 2017
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral Diagnostic Services, University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, 1988 – 2000
  • Second U.S. Naval Achievement Medal for Coordinator and Director Training Casualty Care for Reserve Medical and Dental Personal, 1987
  • Vice President Medical Staff, Ashland Regional Medical Center, Ashland, PA, 1985 – 1986
  • U.S. Naval Achievement Medal for Course Director and Coordinator for Pilot Advance Cardiac Life Support Course for Naval Reserve Medical and Dental Officers, 1982
  • Attending Dentist, Active Medical Staff, Department of Dentistry, Community General Hospital, Reading, PA, 1981 – 1997
  • U.S. Naval Reserve Dental Corps, Rank Commander, 1981 – 1989
  • Attending Dentist, Active Medical Staff, Department of Surgery, Ashland Regional Medical Center, Ashland, PA, 1980 – 2007
  • Attending Dentist, Active Medical Staff, Department of Dentistry, St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, PA, 1979 – 2007
  • Co-Founder Berks Dental Medicine Associates, P.C., 1979 – 2007
Education
  • Residency in Anesthesiology, George Washington University Hospital & Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1977 – 1979
  • Residency in Dentistry (GPR), St. Joseph Hospital, Reading, PA, 1976 – 1977
  • D.D.S, University of Buffalo, 1976
  • B.A., Buffalo State College, Biology, 1972