Clinical focus in Hospital Dentistry serving as needed for hospital inpatients, dental oncology, special needs and emergency room patients who need dental consultation or treatment.

Clinical Focus

  • Dentistry
  • Dental Oncology
  • Dental Surgery
  • Hospital Dentistry
  • Special Needs Dentistry
  • Dental Implants

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Pacific School of Dentistry (2018 - Present)
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Oral Surgery/Hospital Dentistry (2011 - 2015)
  • Student Body President, TUSD (2008 - 2009)
  • Class President, TUSD (2007 - 2008)

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni Fellow, Temple University School of Dentistry (2022)
  • Dean's Award, Temple University School of Dentistry (2019)
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award, Kappa Kappa Chapter (2009)
  • Maurice H. Kornberg Scholar, Temple University School of Dentistry (2007)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Board of Visitor, Temple University School of Dentistry (2021 - Present)
  • Dental Implant Conference Director, Stanford Oral Surgery and Medicine (2024 - Present)
  • Clinic Model Committee, Temple University School of Dentistry (2009 - 2009)
  • Dean Search Committee, Temple University School of Dentistry (2009 - 2009)

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: American Academy of Implant Dentistry IL
  • Fellowship, American Academy of Implant Dentistry (2023)
  • Fellowship: Georgia School of Orthodontics (2021) GA
  • Residency: University of California, San Francisco (2010) CA
  • Dental Education: Temple University School of Dentistry (2009) PA

All Publications

  • Systemic Immunologic Consequences of Chronic Periodontitis. Journal of dental research Gaudilliere, D. K., Culos, A. n., Djebali, K. n., Tsai, A. S., Ganio, E. A., Choi, W. M., Han, X. n., Maghaireh, A. n., Choisy, B. n., Baca, Q. n., Einhaus, J. F., Hedou, J. J., Bertrand, B. n., Ando, K. n., Fallahzadeh, R. n., Ghaemi, M. S., Okada, R. n., Stanley, N. n., Tanada, A. n., Tingle, M. n., Alpagot, T. n., Helms, J. A., Angst, M. S., Aghaeepour, N. n., Gaudilliere, B. n. 2019: 22034519857714


    Chronic periodontitis (ChP) is a prevalent inflammatory disease affecting 46% of the US population. ChP produces a profound local inflammatory response to dysbiotic oral microbiota that leads to destruction of alveolar bone and tooth loss. ChP is also associated with systemic illnesses, including cardiovascular diseases, malignancies, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, the mechanisms underlying these adverse health outcomes are poorly understood. In this prospective cohort study, we used a highly multiplex mass cytometry immunoassay to perform an in-depth analysis of the systemic consequences of ChP in patients before (n = 28) and after (n = 16) periodontal treatment. A high-dimensional analysis of intracellular signaling networks revealed immune system-wide dysfunctions differentiating patients with ChP from healthy controls. Notably, we observed exaggerated proinflammatory responses to Porphyromonas gingivalis-derived lipopolysaccharide in circulating neutrophils and monocytes from patients with ChP. Simultaneously, natural killer cell responses to inflammatory cytokines were attenuated. Importantly, the immune alterations associated with ChP were no longer detectable 3 wk after periodontal treatment. Our findings demarcate systemic and cell-specific immune dysfunctions in patients with ChP, which can be temporarily reversed by the local treatment of ChP. Future studies in larger cohorts are needed to test the boundaries of generalizability of our results.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/0022034519857714

    View details for PubMedID 31226001

  • Freehand Versus Guided Surgery: Factors Influencing Accuracy of Dental Implant Placement. Implant dentistry Choi, W., Nguyen, B. C., Doan, A., Girod, S., Gaudilliere, B., Gaudilliere, D. 2017; 26 (4): 500-509


    Patient anatomy, practitioner experience, and surgical approach are all factors that influence implant accuracy. However, the relative importance of each factor is poorly understood. The present study aimed to identify which factors most critically determine implant accuracy to aid the practitioner in case selection for guided versus freehand surgery.One practitioner's ideal implant angulation and position was compared with his achieved position radiographically for 450 implants placed using a conventional freehand method. The relative contribution of 11 demographic, anatomical, and surgical factors to the accuracy of implant placement was systematically quantified.The most important predictors of angulation and position accuracy were the number of adjacent implants placed and the tooth-borne status of the site. Immediate placement also significantly increased position accuracy, whereas cases with narrow sites were significantly more accurate in angulation. Accuracy also improved with the practitioner's experience.These results suggest tooth-borne, single-implant cases performed later in the practitioner's experience are most appropriate for freehand placement, whereas guided surgery should be considered to improve accuracy for multiple-implant cases in edentulous or partially edentulous sites.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/ID.0000000000000620

    View details for PubMedID 28731896