Thomas Nguyen

Assistant Professor
[thomas.nguyen [at]]


Dr. Thomas Nguyen is an assistant professor at the McGill Faculty of Dentistry and was previously the Interim Director of Predoctoral Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Nguyen received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Montreal. He subsequently completed an AEGD residency from the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, an MSc at McGill University, and his training in Periodontology at the University of Minnesota.

He is a past recipient of the Basil G. Bibby Award, the Dr. E.T. and Mrs. Marjorie Bourke Award, and the American Academy of Periodontology Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics. Dr. Nguyen also received the Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship and the Institute of Teaching and Learning Fellowship from the AAP Foundation in 2020. He is a board-certified specialist in periodontology and implant surgery. Dr. Nguyen is both a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Nguyen’s clinical and research interests include the use of innovative concepts and technologies to enhance treatment outcomes and patients’ experience. He is involved in research related to implant dentistry, soft and hard tissue regeneration, and artificial intelligence.

Areas of Expertise

  • Periodontology
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Implant dentistry
  • Artificial intelligence

Selected Publications

Nguyen TT, Larrivee N, Lee A, Bilaniuk O, Durand R. Use of artificial intelligence in dentistry: current clinical trends and research advances. J Can Dent Assoc 2020

Wu DT, Wu KY, Nguyen TT, Tran SD. The impact of COVID-19 on dental education in North America – where do we go moving forward? Euro J Dent Edu. 2020; doi:10.1111/eje.12561

Wu KY, Wu DT, Nguyen TT, Tran SD. COVID-19’s impact on private practice and academic dentistry in North America. Oral Diseases. 2020; doi:10.1111/odi.13444.

Weinstein B, Pham C, Nguyen TT. The reverse palatal pedicle graft for maxillary molar palatal recessions: two case reports. Clin Ad Perio. 2020; doi:10.1002/cap.10096.

Nguyen VG, Flanagan D, Syrbu J, Nguyen TT. The socket shield technique used in conjunction with immediate implant placement in the anterior maxilla: a case series. Clin Adv Perio. 2019; doi:10.1002/cap.10087.

Kim DM, Bassir SH, Nguyen TT. Effect of gingival phenotype on the maintenance of periodontal health: an American academy of periodontology best evidence review. J Perio. 2019; doi:10.1002/jper.19-0337.

Seo YJ, Lilliu MA, Abughanam G, Nguyen TT, Liu Y, Lee JC, Presley JF, Zeitouni A, El-Hakim M, Tran SD. Cell culture of differentiated human salivary epithelial cells in a serum-free and scalable suspension system: the salivary functional units model. J Tissue Eng and Reg Med. 2019; doi.1002/term.2908

Nguyen TT, Wu KY, Leclerc M, Pham HM, Tran SD. Cardiovascular diseases and periodontal disease. Curr Oral Health Rep. 2018; DOI: 10.1007/s40496-018-0165-3

Nguyen TT, Mui B, Mehrabzadeh M, Chea Y, Chaudhry Z, Chaudhry K, Tran SD. Regeneration of tissues of the oral complex: current clinical trends and research advances. J Can Dent Assoc 2013; 78:c140.

Nguyen TT, El-Hakim M, Arseneau R, Tran SD. L’ostéonécrose des maxillaires associée aux bisphosphonates, un article destiné au personnel en soins dentaires et à leurs patients. J Ord Dent Que 2011; 48, 3: 7,14.

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