Scope of Practice
The scope of this specialty includes, but not restricted to, the aspects of diagnosis, treatment and maintenance of periodontal disease(s) [commonly known as gum diseases] and in periodontal plastic surgery for regenerating gingival tissues. Bone preservation and bone argumentation procedures, during / after extraction(s) of teeth will be undertaken. Problems related to chronic long term loss of teeth and other complex bone and soft tissue augmentation procedures related to periodontal / dental implant procedures will be undertaken. Multi-faceted inter-disciplinary treatment modalities related to dental implant dentistry will be incorporated through a comprehensive dental care plan through other relevant disciplines of advanced clinical dentistry.
Thomas F. Flemmig, Dr. med. dent. habil, MBA
Dr. Flemmig earned his dental degree at the University of Freiburg, Germany and received training in Oral Surgery at the University of Hamburg and in Periodontics at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA (UCLA). He holds a Dr. med. dent. degree from the University of Freiburg, a Dr. med. dent. habil. degree (German PhD in Medical Dentistry) from the University of Würzburg, and an MBA from Duke University, Durham, NC; he is board certified in Periodontics in Germany. He was Professor and Head of the Department of Periodontology, University of Würzburg (1996 to 1999) and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology, University of Münster (1999 to 2005), both in Germany. In June of 2005 Dr. Flemmig was appointed Professor and Chairman and Schluger Endowed Chair of the Department of Periodontics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Dr. Manoj Muthukuru
Dr. Manoj Muthukuru is a clinician, a teacher and a scientist at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry and the Department of Periodontics. He obtained his degree in Dental Surgery at The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, India. He then pursued a PhD program in Oral Biology and Pathology with a concentration in Cellular and Molecular Immunology at Stony Brook University, New York.
Dr. Muthukuru obtained advanced clinical training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston. Subsequently, he completed two post doctoral research fellowships at Harvard Medical School, at the Department of Dermatology and at the Center for Molecular Medicine.