Thomas T. Nguyen

Assistant Professor
Academic title(s): 

Associate Director of the Division of Periodontics
Director of Continuing Dental Education 

Thomas T. Nguyen
Contact Information
Email address: 
thomas.nguyen [at]

Dr. Thomas Nguyen is the Associate Director of the Division of Periodontics at the McGill Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, and the Director of Continuing Dental Education. He 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. 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
Research areas: 
Biomaterials, Nanobiotechnology and Tissue Engineering
Selected publications: 

Wu DT*, Cho YW*, Spalti M, Nguyen TT. The Oral-Brain Axis: The link between periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Dent Review. 2023; 3(1):100062.

Kotsakis GA, Nguyen TT, Siormpas K, Pikos MA, Pohl S, Tarnow D, Root membrane Group, Mitsias M. Clinical outcomes of retention of the buccal root section combined with immediate implant placement: a systematic review of longitudinal studies. Clin Imp Dent and Rel Res. 2022;1-12. DOI: 10.1111/cid.13150

Wu DT, Raoof S, Latimer JM, Nguyen TT. Partial extraction therapy: a review of human clinical studies. J Oral Implantol. 2022;48(5):436-454.

Tsai YWC, Huang RY, Cheng CD, Cheng WC, Cochran DL, Nguyen TT, Shieh YS, Lin FG, Sung CE. Risk assessment of labial bone perforation in the anterior mandibular region: a virtual immediate implant placement study. Int J Implant Dent. 2021;7,68

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 2021;87;l7.

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 Edu2021; 27(Suppl.3):684-687.

Wu KY, Wu DT, Nguyen TT, Tran SD. COVID-19’s impact on private practice and academic dentistry in North America. Oral Diseases2020; 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 Perio2020; doi:10.1002/cap.10096.

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. 2020; doi:10.1002/jper.19-0337.

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 Perio2019; doi:10.1002/cap.10087.

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 Med2019; doi.1002/term.2908

Nguyen TT, Wu KY, Leclerc M, Pham HM, Tran SD. Cardiovascular diseases and periodontal disease. Curr Oral Health Rep2018; 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.

Mui B, Nguyen TT, Tran SD. Postoperative bleeding following periodontal surgery. J Can Dent Assoc. 2012;78(5),295.

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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