An inaugural lecture by Professor Thomas Dietrich, Professor and Head of Oral Surgery in the School of Dentistry.
In his lecture, Professor Dietrich will discuss some of the longstanding problems encountered in interpreting and quantifying the association between periodontal disease and systemic conditions, with a particular interest in cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis. He will focus on strengths and limitations of the observational and interventional studies conducted in this area over the past two decades.
His research interests are in oral epidemiology and clinical research in oral surgery and periodontology.
Thomas received his degrees in Dentistry in 1995 and in Medicine in 2001 from the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and an MPH degree from Harvard University, Boston, USA. He was Assistant and Associate Professor of Health Policy and Health Services Research and Periodontology at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine before moving to Birmingham.
The lecture is open to all staff and students in the University, and to members of the public.