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Frank A. Scannapieco  PhD, DMD

Department of Oral Biology

Chair and Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Oral Biology; Periodontics

Faculty Research Profile

Professional Summary:

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES Field of Specialization-Microbiology/Biochemistry Research Interests - Oral microbiology; Mechanisms of dental plaque formation; Saliva-bacterium interactions; Relationships between oral disease and systemic disease with emphasis on respiratory infections; Salivary biomarkers of periodontal disease.

Education and Training:

  • PhD, Oral Biology, University at Buffalo (1991)
  • Cert, Periodontics, University at Buffalo (1989)
  • DMD, Dentistry, University of Connecticut (1985)
  • MS, Biology, Northeastern University (1980)
  • BS, Biology, University of Connecticut (1977)

Employment:

  • Chairman, University at Buffalo (2004-present)
  • Professor, Oral Biology, University at Buffalo (2002-present)
  • Member of Faculty, Graduate School of Education, University of Buffalo (1991-present)
  • Associate Chair, Oral Biology, University of Buffalo (1999-2004)
  • Associate Professor, Oral Biology, University of Buffalo (1996-2002)

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  • Volunteer Staff, Buffalo Veterans Administration Medical Center (1994-2002)
  • Assistant Professor, Oral Biology, University of Buffalo (1991-1996)
  • Instructor, Oral Biology, University of Buffalo (1990-1991)
  • Clinical Instructor, University of Buffalo (1987-1990)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oral Biology, University of Buffalo (1985-1991)
  • Resident in Periodontics, University of Buffalo (1985-1989)
  • NIH Summer Research Fellow, University of Connecticut Health Center (1981-1984)
  • Research Assistant, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, University of Connecticut Health Center (1981)
  • Research Assistant, Division of Infectious Disease, Children's Hospital Medical Center (1979-1981)
  • Research Student, Microbiology and Immunology, Forsyth Dental Center (1978-1980)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Biological Sciences, Northeastern University (1977-1979)
  • Bacteriologist, Microbiology and Immunology, Waterbury Hospital Health Center (1977-1978)

Awards and Honors:

  • The Task Force on Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research (2009)
  • William J. Gies Award for Achievement, American Dental Education Associatio (2009)
  • Elected Treasurer, American Association for Dental Research (2009)
  • State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarsh (2008)
  • American Dental Education Assoc. Leadership Institute Fellow (2004)

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  • University at Buffalo Top 100 Federal Grantee Award (2003)
  • American Dental Education Assoc. Leadership Institute Fellow (2003)
  • University at Buffalo Nominee for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Assis (2000)
  • National Dental Honor Society (1998)
  • Association for the Advancement of Dental Research Award (1998)
  • NIH-Dentist-Scientist Award (1990)
  • E.H. Hatton Award (1989)
  • NIH-Dentist-Scientist Award (1989)
  • NIH-Dentist-Scientist Award (1988)
  • NIH-Dentist-Scientist Award (1987)
  • NIH-Dentist-Scientist Award (1986)
  • Pierre Fauchard Award (1985)
  • Quintessence Research Award (1985)
  • NIH-Dentist-Scientist Award (1985)
  • NIH-Summer Research Fellow (1984)
  • NIH-Summer Research Fellow (1983)
  • NIH-Summer Research Fellow (1982)
  • NIH-Summer Research Fellow (1981)
  • Teaching Fellow (1979)
  • Teaching Fellow (1978)
  • Teaching Fellow (1977)