Dr. Flemmig

Thomas Flemmig, M.B.A.,
Dr. med. dent.,
Dr. med. dent. habil.

Email: flemmig@uw.edu

Professor, Department of Periodontics


Dr. Flemmig earned his dental degree at the University of Freiburg and received training in Oral Surgery at the University of Hamburg and in Periodontics at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He holds a Dr. med. dent. degree from the University of Freiburg, a Dr. med. dent. habil. degree (German PhD equivalent) from the University of Würzburg, and an M.B.A. as well as a certificate in Health Sector Management from Duke University; he is board certified in Periodontics in Germany and has maintained an intramural practice since 1990. He held positions as Chairman at the Departments of Periodontology at the Universities of Würzburg, Münster, and Washington and currently, is Professor at the Department of Periodontics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Dr. Flemmig has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Guest-Editor of Periodontology 2000 and has been on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals, including the Journal of Periodontal Research, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, European Journal of Oral Sciences, and Clinical Oral Investigation. In addition, he was a Member of the Medical Committee of the German Council for Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) advising the federal and state governments in matters related to medical and dental research and education.


Control of oral biofilms and the economics of dental care


  • Perio 530 & 531: Principles of periodontics
  • Perio 686: Long-term treatment outcome
  • Perio: 630, 631 & 640: Clinical periodontics
  • Perio 640, 641 & 642: Advanced periodontal clinics

Guest lectures in:

  • OralB 520: Molecular microbiology and oral diseases
  • Perio 577: Classic literature review
  • Perio 517: Introduction to periodontics


Control of oral Biofilm

  1. Flemmig TF and Beikler T: Control of oral biofilms. Periodontol 2000, 2011; 55:9-15
  2. Pozhitkov AE, Beikler T, Flemmig T, Noble PA: High throughput methods for the analysis of human oral microbiome, Periodontol 2000, 2011; 55: 70-86
  3. Beikler T and Flemmig TF: Oral biofilm-associated diseases: Trends and implications for quality of life, systemic health, and expenditures. Periodontol 2000, 2011; 55: 87 – 103
  4. Flemmig TF, Petersilka G, Völp A, Gravemeier M, Zilly M, Mross D, Prior K, Yamamoto J, Beikler T: Efficacy and safety of adjunctive local moxifloxacin delivery in the treatment of periodontitis, J Periodontol, 2011, 82:96-105
  5. Kretschmar S, Yin L, Roberts F, London R, Flemmig TF, Arushanov D, Kairyala K, Chung WO: Protease inhibitor levels in periodontal health and disease. J Perio Res, 2012, 47:228-235
  6. Flemmig TF, Arushanov D, Daubert D, Rothen M, Mueller G, Leroux BG: Randomized controlled trial assessing efficacy and safety of glycine powder air polishing in moderate to deep periodontal pockets, J Periodontol, 2012, 83:444-452
  7. Muthukuru M, Zainvi A, Esplugues EO, Flemmig TF: Non-surgical therapy for the management of peri-implantitis: A systematic review, Clin Oral Impl Res, in press

Economics of dental care

  1. Pennington M, Heasman P, Gaunt F, Güntsch A, Ivanovski S, Satoshi I, Rajapakse S, Allen E, Flemmig TF, Sanz M, Vernazza C: The cost-effectiveness of supportive periodontal care: a global perspective, J Clin Periodontol, 2011, 38:553-561
  2. Flemmig TF and Beikler T: Economics of periodontal care: Market trends, competitive forces, and incentives, Periodontology 2000, in press

For a complete list, please see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Flemmig%20T

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