Davis C. Thomas, BDS, DDS, MSD, MSc Med

Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain

Fellow, American Academy of Orofacial Pain

 

815 Salem Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07208 phone:  (908) 527-8880

42 Cedar Grove Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753  (732) 240-2222

 

 

PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY

General dentist practicing all aspects of dentistry, with special focus in the treatment of Craniomandibular Disorders and Oro-Facial Pain conditions and dental treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Advanced level consultant to insurance companies and law firms, conducting Independent Medical/Dental Examinations and providing expert testimony for them.

 

DENTAL LICENSES

New Jersey 1999 (#020748), National Boards 1998

New York 1998 (#048048)

 

EDUCATION

 

June 15 2016 now                            Masters ( MSc) in Clinical Pain Management

                                                             University of Edinburgh, UK

 

January 2012 July 2015                   Masters (MSc Med) in Sleep Medicine

                                                            University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

 

September 2006 July 2010               Masters (MSD) in TMD and Oro-Facial Pain

                                                            University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

 

February 2006 June 2007                 Post Graduate Fellowship in TMD and Oro-Facial Pain

                                                            University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

 

January 2005-July 2005                      Mini Residency in TMD and Orofacial Pain

                                                             University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

July 1998 June 1999                        Advanced Education in General Dentistry

                                                            New York University College of Dentistry

 

July 1994 March 1998                     Doctor of Dental Surgery

                                                            New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY

 

June 1987 June 1992                        Bachelor of Dental Surgery

                                                            Kasturba Medical College School of Dentistry, Manipal, India

 

 

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Oro-Facial Pain

Over 3000 hours of continuing education on record, covering all aspects of dentistry with specific emphasis to TMD and Oro-Facial pain. Routinely attended the major Pain conferences around the world and presented several posters/papers in the same.

 

 

 

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

January 2017 to present                     Course Director for International Fellowship program in TMD/OFP              
                                                         Sleep Medicine, Smile USA (Affiliated to Roseman University, USA)                                                                                               

July 2017 to present                          Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rochester Medical School, Rochester, New York

 

January 2016 to present                      Faculty in Charge of developing  Dental Sleep Medicine program

                                                           Division of Diagnostics Sciences / Dept of Orofacial Pain
                                                           
Rutgers New Jersey School of Dentistry, NJ

 

June 2012 present                           Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of  Orofacial Pain, Rutgers                          

                                                           University Dental School, Newark, NJ

 

June 2008 Dec. 2017                       Dentist

                                                            Owner, Silver Ridge Dental Associates, Toms River, NJ 08755

 

April 2008 Present                           Clinical Faculty, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ

 

January 2013 Present                       Clinical Faculty, Jersey Shore Univ. medical Center, Neptune, NJ

  

June 2007 June 2012                         Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Diagnostics Sciences

                                                            University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

 

September 2006 June 2010              Masters Candidate in TMD and Oro-Facial Pain Research

                                                            University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

 

February 2002 Dec. 2017                 Dentist (Full-Time)

                                                            Owner, Norwood Dental Associates, P.C.

                                                            Oakhurst, NJ 07755

 

September 2000 Sept. 2011              Commissioned Officer (Captain)

                                                            United States Army Reserves

 

June 1999 March 2002                     Dentist

                                                            Rockland County Dental Services

 

RESEARCH /  SPECIAL INTERESTS 

Paper/Poster presentations in Major international Pain conferences

Traumatic neuroma and Cytokines

Permanence of effects of  whiplash injuries

Stem cells and Neuropathic pain

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Botox for facial pain

Sleep-Pain interactions 

  

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

American Academy of Orofacial Pain

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

International Society for The Study of Pain

American Academy of Pain Management

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Young AL, Khan J, Thomas DC, Quek SY. Use of masseteric and deep temporal nerve blocks for reduction of mandibular dislocation. Anesthesia progress.             2009;56(1):9-13. Epub 2009/07/01. doi: 10.2344/0003-3006-56.1.9. PubMed          PMID: 19562887; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2662506.

 

Heir GM, Nasri-Heir C, Thomas D, Puchimada BP, Khan J, Eliav E, Benoliel R. Complex regional pain syndrome following trigeminal nerve injury: report of 2 cases. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2012 Dec;114(6):733-9. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2012.06.001. Epub 2012 Oct 24.

 

Khan J, Noboru N, Young A, ThomasD; Pro and anti-inflammatory cytokine levels (TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-10) in rat model of neuroma. Pathophysiology. 2017 Apr 11.

SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACTS

 

Khatri, R., Kalladka, M., Touger-Decker, R., Eliav, E., Viswanath, A., Gomes, J., Ananthan, S., Thomas, D., and Heir, G. Pain on Biting, Chewing and Opening: A subjective assessment with patients with musculoskeletal and other Orofacial pain diagnosis. American Academy of Orofacial Pain Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 2006.

 

Gomes, J., Graver, R., Cicalese, C., Hartwell, G., Khatri, R., Ananthan, S., Nasri-Heir, C., Thomas, D. and Pertes, R. Sensory Changes in Patients with Post-Traumatic Deafferentation Pain and Patients Undergoing Endodontic Treatment. Dr. Michael P. Balbo Dental Exposition Date. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School, 2007. Second Place Winner

 

Gomes, J. Graver, R., Cicalese, C., Hartwell, G., Khatri, R., Ananthan, S., Nasri-Heir, C., Thomas, D. and Pertes, R. Sensory Changes in Post-Traumantic Deafferentation Pain Patients. American Academy of Orofacial Pain. 31st Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, 2007.

 

Gomes, J., Khatri, R., Ananthan, S., Nasri-Heir, C., Thomas, D., Heir, G.M. and Eliav, E. Quantitative Sensory Changes and Pain Perception in Patients with Post-Traumatic Deafferentation Pain (Atypical Odonotalgia). Dr. Michael P. Balbo Dental Exposition Date. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School, 2008.

 

Gomes, J., Khatri, R. Ananthan, S., Nasri-Heir, C., Thomas, D., Khan, J., Heir, G. and Eliav, E. Sensory Changes in Patients with Post-Traumatic Deafferentation Pain. American Academy of Orofacial Pain Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, 2008.

 

Andrew L. Young, DDS, Junad Khan, BSc, BDS, Davis Thomas, BDS, DDS, Samuel Y. P. Quek, DMD, MPH. Use of Masseteric and Deep Temporal Nerve Blocks for Reduction of Mandibular Dislocation. Orofacial Pain Center, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ, 2009.

 

Gary M. Heir, DMD, Cibele Nasri-Heir, DDS, MSD, Davis Thomas, BDS, DDS, Bollamma P Puchimada, BDS MHA, Junad Khan, BDS, MSD, MPH, Rafael Benoliel, BDS, LDS, RCS. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Following Trigeminal Nerve Injury: Report of a Distinct Case. Center for Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, New Jersey Dental School, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ, 2013.

Bin Nabhan. A, BDS, Al Ghamdi. H, BDS, Korczeniewska. O, PhD, Thomas. D, DDS, MSD, Benoliel.      R, BDS, Anwer. H, BDS, Eliav. E, DMD, PhD, Khan. J, BDS, MSD, MPH, PhD. Department of DiagnosticSciences, Division of Orofacial Pain, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, NJ, 2014.

 

Naruthorn Tanaiutchawoot, BDS, Julyana Gomes Zagury, DMD, MSD, Cibele Nasri-Heir, DMD, MSD, Junad Khan, MSD, PhD, Davis Thomas, BDS, DDS, MSD, Sowmya Ananthan, DMD, MSD

The use of corticosteroid injections in the management of Post-Traumatic trigeminal neuropathy

 

Several other previous and current publications: available up on request

 

 

PEER REVIEW ACTIVITIES

 

Journal reviewer for Quintessence International. Multiple manuscripts with specific emphasis on sleep disorders.

Journal reviewer for American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Journal reviewer for Journal of Translational Medicine

Journal Reviewer for Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society

Journal reviewer for Journal of Oral Rehabilitation (JOR)

Member of Board Exam (Written Exam Committee) of American Board of Orofacial Pain

Committee Member, Sleep Medicine Section, American Academy of Orofacial Pain 

Advisory Board Member for Indian Prosthodontic Society

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

Several: Please see attached separate document

 

LECTURES AND PRESENATIONS

 

Numerous, needs separate page. Available upon request

 

 

 

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