Meet Dr. Thomas N. Sims

Improve Your Oral Health At Santa Monica Periodontics & Implant Surgery

Dr. Thomas N. Sims

Dr. Sims maintains full time private practices limited to periodontics and dental implants in Torrance and Santa Monica, CA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. His experience includes 28 years in the treatment and cure of periodontal diseases.

Dr. Sims has an extensive background in education and has held the following positions:

  • Actively serves on the Faculty of the UCLA School of Dentistry.
  • Consultant, Board of Medical Quality Assurance, Dept. of Consumer Affairs, State of California.
  • Scientific Expert in Periodontics, Council of Scientific Affairs and Research, California Dental Association.
  • Director, Residency Program in Periodontics, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles.
  • Editor of the Journal of the Western Society of Periodontology.
  • Past President of the Western Society of Periodontology.
  • Board of Directors, California Society of Periodontists and Western Society of Periodontists.

Dr. Sims received his doctorate at the UCLA School of Dentistry and completed his internship and residency at the V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles and the USC School of Dentistry.

 

 


 

Curriculum Vitae

Business Address

2901 Wilshire Blvd., #405
 Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-829-4496
 Fax (310) 829-2041

Education:

1964 - 1965 University of California, Berkeley, CA
1965 - 1966 A.A. Palomar College, San Marcos, CA (Biological Science)
1966 - 1968 B.S. San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (Zoology with Honors)
1968 - 1972 D.D.S. University of California, Los Angeles, CA (Dentistry)
1972 - 1973 Certificate Rotating Dental Internship, Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
1973 - 1975 Certificate Residency in Periodontology, Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Present Positions:

1975 - Private Practice, Limited to Periodontics
1989 - Editor, Journal of the Western Society of Periodontology, and Member of the Board of Directors
1986 - Lecturer, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1980 - Consultant to the Board of Medical Quality Assurance Department of Consumer Affairs, State of California
1980 - Scientific Expert in Periodontics, Council of Scientific Affairs and Research and Developments, California Dental Association
1990 - Consultant, Postgraduate Residency Program in Periodontics, V.A. Medical Center-West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1996 - Board of Dental Examiners General Anesthesia/Conscious Sedation Evaluator

Previous Positions:

1969 - 1970 Class President, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1970 - 1971 Student Body Vice President, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1971 - 1972 Council on Dental Education, American Student Dental Association
1970 - 1972 Dental Representative to UCLA Graduate Student Health Science Council
1971 - 1972 Assistant Editor, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1977 - 1980 Lecturer in Periodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1980 - 1984 Assistant Professor-in-Residence, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1984 - 1986 Adjuctant Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1981 - 1982 Acting Chief, Dental Service, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA
1982 - 1984 Treasurer, National Organization of V.A. Periodontists
1981 - 1983 Treasurer, Western Society of Periodontology
1983 - 1984 Vice President, Western Society of Periodontology
1984 - 1985 President-Elect, Western Society of Periodontology
1985 - 1986 President, Western Society of Periodontology
1978 - 1988 Assistant Chief, Dental Service, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA
1987 - 1988 Immediate Past President, Western Society of Periodontology
1987 - 1988 President, Western Society of Periodontology Foundation
1977 - 1988 Associate Editor, Journal of the Western Society of Periodontology
1974 - 1989 Consultant, Brentwood V.A. Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
1974 - 1989 Consultant, V.A. Outpatient Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
1977 - 1989 Professional Staff Associate, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
1982 - 1989 Consultant to the Dental Education Center/West Coast, V.A., Los Angeles, CA
1975 - 1989 Director, Postgraduate Residency Program in Periodontics, V.A. Medical Center
 West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1988 - 1990 Evaluator, Parenteral Conscious Sedation, California Dental Association
1985 - 1989 Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, School of Dentistry
1981 - 1993 Instructor, Los Angeles Community College System, Dental Hygiene Program,
 West Los Angeles, CA
1992 - 1995 Board of Directors, California Society of Periodontics

Board Qualifications:

1972 - June Certified to Practice Dentistry in the State of California, California Board of Dental Examiners
1975 - June Board Qualified for the Academy of Periodontology
1980 - October Successfully completed written section of the American Board of Periodontology Diplomate Examination

Professional Organizations:

1968 - American Dental Association
1973 - American Academy of Periodontology
1973 - Western Society of Periodontology
1975 - Southern California Academy of Oral Pathology
1976 - California Society of Periodontists
1977 - California Dental Association
1977 - International Association of Dental Research
1977 - American Association of Dental Research
1979 - American Society of Dental Anesthesiology
1979 - 1989 National Organization of V.A. Dentists
1979 - 1989 V.A. Society of Periodontists
1987 - Western Dental Society

Special Qualifications:

Current Certification, Conscious Sedation
Current Certification, Basic Life Support - CPR
1985 - 1992 Certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support American Heart Association
1986 (June) Certification, Brannemark Implant Technique, Gottenborg, Sweden
1987 (August) Certification, Interpore IMZ Osteointegrated Implant System, Los Angeles, CA
1992 (May) Certification, ITI Implant System, San Diego, CA

Hospital Affiliation and Credentialing:

V. A. Medical Center West Los Angeles
 Dental Service - Periodontal Section 691/W160
 Wilshire and Sawtelle Blvds.
 Los Angeles, California 90073

St. John's Hospital and Health Center
 1328 22nd Street
 Santa Monica, California 90404

Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center
 1225 Fifteenth Street
 Santa Monica, California 90404

Honors and Awards:

1960 - Eagle Scout Award
1966 - 1968 Dean's List, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1968 - Graduated with Honors in Zoology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1970 - Dental Foundation of California Student Award for Leadership, Service and Professional Attitude, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1969 - 1972 Regent Scholar, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1994 - Fellow, The American College of Dentistry

Teaching Experience:

1967 - 1968 Reader and Proctor, Biostatistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1971 - 1972 Student Instructor, Sophomore Operative and Fixed Prosthodontics Technique Course, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1974 - 1975 Clinical Instructor in Periodontology, USC School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1976 - present Periodontal Surgical Seminar, Periodontal Residents, Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA (2 hours weekly for 20 weeks per year)
1975 - 77 Clinical Assistant Professor, Periodontology, USC School of Dentistry, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1975 - present Instructor and Consultant, Periodontal Residents at Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA
1977 - present Course Director, Postdoctoral Periodontology Literature Review (3 hours per week Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters) Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA
1978 - present Course Director, "Pain and Anxiety Control", V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, V.A./UCLA Dental Residents, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
 (3 months/year)
1989 - present Course Director and founder, Santa Monica Hygiene Study Club, Santa Monica, CA (3 hours /month)
1982 - 1993 Course Director, Advanced Periodontics, West Los Angeles College, Department of Dental Hygiene; Spring Semester (20 hours per year) West Los Angeles, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1995 - present Course Director and founder, South Bay Hygiene Study Club, Torrance, CA (3 hours /month)

Committee Activities:

1975 - 1989 Dental Intern Resident Review Board, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, Dental Service, Los Angeles, CA
1978 - 1980 Chairman for Medical Audit Committee, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, Dental Service, Los Angeles, CA
1981 - 1989 Chairman, Bylaws Committee, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, Los Angeles,CA
1981 - present Board of Directors, Western Society of Periodontology
1981 - 1987 Board of Directors, Western Foundation of Periodontology
1982 - 1989 Chairman, Dental Education and Research Committee, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1984 - 1986 Member, Committee on Clinical Practice Affairs, American Academy of Periodontology
1984 - 1986 Member, Committee on Continuing Education, American Academy of Periodontology
1983 - 1985 Member, Search Committee: Chair for Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
1984 - 1985 Member, Foreign Travel Review Committee, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1984 - 1989 Member, Dental Quality Assurance Committee, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1985 - 1989 Member, Research Space Management Committee, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1985 - 1986 Member, Nominating Committee, American Academy of Periodontology, Sixth District, Chicago, Illinois
1986 - 1990 Member, Pain and Anxiety Control Committee of the American Academy of
 Periodontology

Clinical Activity (Table Clinics):

1972 (April) Sims, T.; Rothman, R. Table Clinic Presentation on Denture Adhesives. Annual Meeting of Southern California Dental Association, Anaheim, CA

1973 (May) Sims, T.; Coye, B.; Wilson, C.; Jann, M. "Skin Diseases" Annual Meeting of Southern California Dental Association, Anaheim, CA

1974 (April) Sims, T.; Conlon, T. "Radiographic Interpretation of Periodontal Defects." Annual Meeting of Southern California Dental Association, Anaheim, CA.

Presentations:

1972 (September) "Genetically Induced Oral Facial Syndromes." Dental Services for Brentwood V.A. Hospital and Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (2 hours)
1973 (July) "Emergencies in the Dental Office." Brentwood and Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center Dental Staff, Los Angeles, CA (4 hours)
1973 (July) "Systemic Problems Pertinent to Periodontal Patients." Veterans Administration Continuing Education Course in Periodontics, Los Angeles, CA
1974 (April) "The Periodontal Flap: A Surgical Technique." Wadsworth Dental Staff, Los Angeles, CA
1974 (November) "Periodontics for the General Practitioner." Family Health Plan Luncheon Study Group, Long Beach, CA (2 hours)
1975 (April 14-17) "Periodontal Surgery Technique." Continuing Education Course. Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (21 hours)
1975 (March) "Pediatric Periodontics." Dental Residents Harbor General Hospital, Los Angeles, CA (6 hours)
1975 (September) "Hygienist Role in Clinical Dentistry in Hospital Environment." University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1 hour)
1976 (April 21) "Systemic Disease." V.A. Dental Assistant Society, Los Angeles, CA (2 hours)
 "Periodontal Procedures for the General Practitioner." V.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (21 hours)
1977 (March) Course Director and Presenter, Periodontal Considerations for the Prosthodontist. V.A. Prosthodontic Staff, Los Angeles, CA (18 hours)
1978 (October) Course Director, Nitrous Oxide for the Dental Hygienist, West LA/UCLA Dental
 Hygiene, Los Angeles, CA (20 hours)
1979 (September) "Periodontics for the Geriatric Patient." in the Third Annual Geriatric, Research and Education Center Symposium, Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (2 hours)
1979 (September) "Periodontal Diagnosis and Treatment." Sepulveda Dental Residents, Sepulveda V.A. Medical Center, Sepulveda, CA (2 hours)
1979 (October) "Osseous Surgery." Sepulveda Dental Residents. Sepulveda V.A. Hospital, Sepulveda, CA (2 hours)
1980 (April 29) Moderator, 1st Annual Symposium on Prevention of Periodontal Disease, UCLA
(May 1) Extension, Santa Monica, CA
1980 (June 24-29) Presenter, Southwest Conference on Plaque Related Disease, Dallas, Texas (4 hours)
1980 (Dec. 15 & 16) "Nitrous Oxide for the Dental Hygienist." West L.A./UCLA Dental Hygiene Program, Los Angeles, CA (12 hours)
1981 (March 7) "Periodontal Considerations for the Dental Hygienist." San Fernando Valley Dental Hygiene Association, Annual Scientific Meeting. (4 hours)
1981 (April 7) "Prospectives in Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease." Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, G.P.R. Staff.
1981 (May 4) "Periodontal Radiographic Interpretation." West L.A./UCLA Dental Hygiene Program, Los Angeles, CA (4 hours)
1981 (May 7 & 8) "Nitrous Oxide Sedation for the Dental Hygientist." West L.A./UCLA Dental Hygiene Program, Los Angeles, CA (14 hours)
1981 (June 25) "Risk-Benefit Consideration in Surgery for the Geriatric Patient." Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists Annual Session, Newport Beach, CA (2 hours)
1981 (July 27-31) Course Director and Major Presenter, "Pain and Anxiety Control/Periodontal Therapy." Regional Dental Education Center, West Los Angeles, CA (24 hours)
1981 (August 24-26) "Dental Hygiene Procedure and Practice: A Review." Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (8 hours)
1981 (September 15) "Osseous Surgery." General Practice Residents, Sepulveda V.A. Medical Center, Sepulveda, CA (2 hours)
1981 (October 30) "Interdental Cleaning: Mechanical and Chemical Devices." University of Pacific, San Francisco, CA (4 hours)
1981 (Nov. 13-14) "Pain Control in Periodontal Practice and Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease." Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (8 hours)
1982 (January 12) "Mucogingival Surgery." General Practice Residents, Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (3 hours)
1982 (May 18-21) "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Periodontics: A Participation Course." Dental Education Center, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA (17 hours)
1982 (June 7&11) "Pain/Anxiety Control: Nitrous Oxide for West Los Angeles College Dental Hygiene." Dental Service, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA (8 hours)
1982 (July 26) "Diagnosis and Treatment Planning." Periodontal Lecture Series for the Sepulveda
 V.A.M.C. General Practice Residency in Dentistry, Dental Service, Sepulveda V.A. Medical Center, Sepulveda, CA (2 hours)
1982 (August 17) "Osseous Surgery." Periodontal Lecture Series for the Sepulveda V.A.M.C. General Practice Residency, Dental Service, Sepulveda V.A. Medical Center, Sepulveda, CA (2 hours)
1982 (Sept. 14) "Pain/Anxiety Control: Nitrous Oxide for West Los Angeles College Dental Hygiene - The Clinical Induction." Dental Service, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA (4 hours)
1982 (October) "Intravenous Sedation for the Periodontal Patient." Luncheon for Learning; The 68th Annual Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA (2 hours)
1983 (February 27) - "Discussion Forum." The Western Society of Periodontology Annual Mid-Winter session, March 5) Park City, Utah (2 hours)
1983 (May 26) "Medicine and Periodontics for General Dentists." Conejo Valley Dental Society, Thousand Oaks, CA (2 hours)
1983 (June 2) "Pain/Anxiety Control: Nitrous Oxide for West Los Angeles College Dental Hygiene." Dental Service, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA (8 hours)
1983 (June 11) "Selected Aspects of Medicine in the Periodontal Patient." The Western Society of Periodontology Dental Hygiene Session, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA (4 hours)
1983 (June 14) "Periodontal Treatment for the Geriatric and Medically Compromised Patient." Dental Service, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA (2 hours)
1983 (July 29-30) "Monterey/Carmel Dental Seminar." Monterey Dental Society, Doubletree Inn, Monterey, CA (4 hours)
1983 (Aug 8.- Oct. 3) "Pain Control Course." Dental Service, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA (16 hours)
1983 (Sept. 13) "Pain/Anxiety Control: Nitrous Oxide for West Los Angeles College Dental Hygiene - The Clinical Induction." Dental Service, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA (4 hours)
1983 (October) "Osseous Surgery." Sepulveda V.A. Medical Center, General Practice Residency; Northridge, CA (2 hours)
1984 (January 16) "Osseous Surgical Therapy in Periodontics.", Sepulveda V.A. Medical Center, Northridge, CA (3 hours)
1984 (February 27) "Diabetes Mellitus in the Periodontal Patient." Western Society of Periodontology, Mid- Winter Session, Vail, Colorado (3 hours)
1984 (February 27) "Update on AIDS", same session (1 hour)
1984 (June 8) "Nitrous-Oxide for the Dental Hygienist." West Los Angeles College, Dental Hygiene, Los Angeles, CA (8 hours)
1984 (August 20) "Malpractice and Dental Therapy." General Practice Residency, West Los Angeles V.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (2 hours)
1984 (August 21) "Nitrous-Oxide Practical." West Los Angeles College, Dental Hygiene, Los Angeles, CA (4 hours)
1984 (October 30) "Osseous Surgery." General Practice Residency Sepulveda V.A. Medical Center, Northridge, CA (2 hours)
1984 (November 5) "Intra-venous Sedation." UCLA School of Dentistry, General Practice Residency, Los Angeles, CA (2 hours)
1984 (December 12) "Selected Aspects of Medicine in Dental Practice." San Diego County Dental Society, San Diego, CA (2 hours)
1985 (February 25) "Antibiotics in Dentistry." Western Society of Periodontology, Mid-winter Meeting; Aspen, CO (4 hours)
1985 (March 19) "Acute Periodontal Diseases." San Fernando Valley Dental Society, Los Angeles, CA (2 hours)
1985 (July 30) "Periodontics in the 80's." Combined V.A. Students, Western Dental Education Center, Los Angeles, CA (2 hours)
1985 (October 1) "Osseous Surgery." V.A. Medical Center, Sepulveda, CA (3 hours)
1985 (October 8) "Periodontal Concepts for the Future." Spokane District Dental Society, Spokane, WA (5 hours)
1986 (May 20) "Periodontal Update." Western Regional Educational Center, V.A. Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA (4 hours)
1986 (June 8) "Alterations in Dental Hygiene Therapy in Selected Aspects of Medically Compromised Patients." The Western Society of Periodontology Dental Hygiene Study Club, L.A. Chapter
1987 (January 13) "Cardiac Care for the Dental Patient." Western Dental Society, Los Angeles, CA (2 hours)
1987 (September) "Periodontics: Perspectives for the 1980's." Thomas N. Sims, DDS, The Western Society of Periodontology, #01-08-032-87063; (8 hours).
1987 (Nov. 24) "Periodontal Update." Los Angeles Alpha Omega Fraternity Alumni Chapter, #01-02RP3798706, (2 hours)
1988 (January 11) "Overview of Pain Control." Pain Control Cours, V.A. Medical Center West Los Angeles, Resident Programs in General Practice Periodontics, and Prosthodontics, Los Angeles, CA
1988 (January 29) Winter Team Session: "Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office: Oh My God, What Do I Do Now?"; The Western Society of Periodontology, Mammoth Mountain Inn, CA (6 hours)
1988 (February 10) "Overview of Periodontal Surgery: Resective & Regenerative Therapy"; "Periodontal Surgical Demonstration and Discussion of Cases." Course segment in "Current Concepts in Periodontics at the Western Dental Education Center; West Los Angeles V.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
1988 (February 17) "Intravenous Conscious Sedation Part 1 Pharmacology of Commonly Used Drugs" and Part 2, "Armamentarium and Technique." V.A. Medical Center West Los Angeles; Resident Programs in General Practice, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics.
1988 (March 2) "Current Periodontal Chemotherapeutics." Santa Monica Hospital, Santa Monica, CA
1988 (April 8) "Dialysis Patients and Dental Therapy." Western Society of Periodontics Hygiene Study Club - Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles, CA (4 hours).
1988 (April 14) Selected Periodontal Considerations in Prosthodontics, California Dental Association Annual Scientific Session, Anaheim Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, CA
1988 (April 29) Senior Elective In Periodontics - Periodontics in the Medically Compromised Patient" - "Endocrine Diseases." UCLA School of Dentistry, Center for the Health Science School of Dentistry-Postdoctoral Program in Periodontics
1988 (May 2) Dentistry Update Course; "Current Concepts and Trends in Periodontology." The Western Dental Education Center; West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
1988 (May 21) "Periodontics: Perspectives for the 1990's. UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA (7 hours)
1988 (May/June) "Pain Control for Dental Hygienists - Nitrous Oxide Sedation." West Los Angeles College Dental Hygiene; V.A.Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA (8 hours)
1988 (September 7) "Periodontal Extravaganza." Academy of General Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA (2 hours)
1988 (September 9) "Critical Innovations in Periodontal Therapy: The New, The Newsworthy, and the Practical." The Western Society of Periodontology, Salt Lake City, Utah (8 hours)
1988 (September 14) "Pain Control for General and Specialty Dental Residents." I.V. Sedation; V.A. Medical Center-West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (4 hours)
1989 (January 13 -14) "Internal Medicine for the Dental Practitioner (How to Assess Medical Risk in your Patients)." Western Society of Periodontology, #01-08-2012-88115.
1989 (January 24) "Periodontics in the General Dentistry Practice." The Conejo Valley Academy of Dentistry; CA. #01-02-2142-8901. (2 hours)
1989 (February 4) "The How's, When's, Where's and Why's of Periodontal Therapy." UCLA Continuing Education in Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA (7 hours)
1989 (February 13) "Critical Innovations in Periodontal Therapy." The Wilshire Academy of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA (2 hours)
1989 (February 27) "Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice." The Western Society of Periodontology, Midwinter Meeting, Breckenridge, CO (2 hours)
1989 (March 22) "Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist." South Bay Dental Hygiene Society, Torrance, CA (2 hours)
1989 (May) "Periodontics: Fantasyland, Adventureland or Tomorowland?", California Dental Association, Sacramento, CA (5 hours)
1989 (June) "The New, The Newsworthy and the Practical." Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society, Santa Barbara, CA (7 hours)
1989 (November) "Current Trends in Periodontics, Part II." Tri-County Dental Hygienists Society (1 hour)
1990 (January) "Practical New Products in Periodontics." Western Dental Society, Culver City, CA (3 hours)
1990 (February) "Emergency Management in the Dental Office." Western Society of Periodontics, Steamboat Springs, CO
1990 (February) "Periodontal Team Symposium." UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA (7 hours)
1990 (October) "Utilization of CAT Scans in Dental Diagnosis and Implants." Santa Monica Dental Hygiene Study Club, Santa Monica, CA (3 hours)
1991 (February) "Medical Management in the Dental Office." San Diegutio Dental Health Academy, San Diegutio, CA (2 hours)
1991 (September) "Periodontal Innovations: Their Expanding Role in Clinical Practice." Harbor Dental Society, Long Beach, CA (7 hours)
1991 (November) "Periodontal Innovations: Their Expanding Role in Clinical Practice." San Diego Dental Society, San Diego, CA (7 hours)
1992 (January - June) "Conscious Sedation I, Practical Considerations for the Periodontal Practice." Orlando, FL (4 hours)
1992 (November) "Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist." West L.A. Study Club, Director and major presenter (20 hours)
1993 (February) CT Scans and Implant techniques in a Periodontal Practice UCLA / VA Periodontal Residents, West Los Angeles, CA (6 hours)
1993 (February) Osseous Surgery, A Viable Technique UCLA / VA Periodontal Residents and General Practice Residents (3 hours)
1993 (May) "Medical Emergencies." Dental Hygienists Society, San Diego, CA (1 unit)
1995 (February 21) "The Use and Abuse of Actisite Fiber Therapy." Western Society of Periodontics, Mid- Winter meeting, Jackson Hole, WY (2 hours)
1995 (June 24) "Assessing Periodontal Care." LA Hygiene Study Club, Los Angeles, CA (3 hours)
1995 (September 20) "Don’t Die Now, I’m just a Periodontist." American Academy of Periodontology, New York, NY (3 hours)
1995 (September 21) "Conscious Sedation in Periodontal Practice." with Dr. Richard Dione, American Academy of Periodontology, New York, NY (3 hours)
1996 (October 11) "Incorporating Conscious Sedation in Periodontal Practice." with Dr. Lee Young, American Academy of Periodontology, New York, NY (3 hours)
1997 (October 8) "Conscious Sedation: Making it safe and predictable." American Academy of Periodontology, San Diego, CA (3 hours)
1998 (March 27 & 28) "The Interrelationship of Medicine and Periodontics." Western Society of Periodontics, Mammoth, Ca (3 hours)

Continuing Education:

2910.5 hours in periodontics, dental implants, anesthesia and sedation, medicine and other related dental areas. (Complete listing available on request)

Research Interests:

1975 - 77 Microbiota of the Periodontal Abscess.
 Vestibular Extension Utilizing Attached Gingiva.
 Establishing Periodontal Criteria for Overdentures.
1976 - 80 Microbiology and Periodontal Disease (Grant: VA Funds).
1977 - 79 Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Periodontal Surgery (Grant: Ely Lilly).
1978 - 85 Rapid Darkfield Identification of Periodontal Disease States.
1980 - 85 Clinical and Microbiologic Parameters of Periodontal Disease (Grant: Merit Review Board).
1978 - present Intravenous Techniques and Medications in Dental Pain and Anxiety Management.

Publications:

1. Benson, D., Rothman, R., Sims, T., "The Effect of a Denture Adhesive on the Oral Mucosa and Vertical Dimension of Complete Denture Patients." JSCDA, Vol. 40, May, 1972.

2. Grinenko, V., Weiner, M.S., Karge, H.J., Angel, L., Newman, M.G., Sims, T.N., "The predominant space cultivable microbiota of periodontal abscesses." J.Dent. Res. 56:8121, 1977.

3. Newman, M.G. and Sims, T.N., "The predominant cultivable microbiota of periodontal abscess." J. Periodontol. 50:350, 1979.

4. Appleman, M.D., Sims, T.N., Sutter, V.L., "Value of antibiotic prophylaxis in periodontal surgery." J. Dent. Res. 58:241, 1979.

5. Otomo, J.A. and Sims, T.N., "Effects of citric acid demineralization on coronally repositioned flaps." J. Dent. Res. 58:437, 1979.

6. Baker, T.R. and Sims, T.N., "Assessment of intravenous diazepam and meperidine sedation in periodontal surgery." J.Dent. Res. 58:348, 1979.

7. Sims, T.N. and Carranza, F., Jr., "Osseous Surgery" in F.A. Carranza, Jr., Glickman's Clinical Periodontology, 5th ed., W.P. Saunders, Philadelphia, (book chapter), 1979.

8. Mazza, J.E., Newman, M.G. and Sims T.N., "Microscopic analysis of the antimicrobial effect of stannous fluoride in periodontitis." J. Dent. Res. 59:536, 1980.

9. Mazza, J.E., Newman, M.G. and Sims, T.N., "Microscopic Analysis of the Antimicrobial Effect of Stannous Fluoride in Periodontitis.", J. Clinical Perio. 8:203-212, 1982.

10. Johnson, B.W. and Sims, T.N., "Assessment of a Specific Conscious Sedation Technique in Periodontal Surgery: I. Amnesia and Psychomotor Recovery." J. Dent. Res. 61: 276, 1982.

11. Appleman, M.D., Sutter, V.L. and Sims, T.N., "Value of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Periodontal Surgery." J. Periodontol., 53:5:319-324, 1982.

12. Warner, David A., Sims, Thomas N., "Periodontal Probing: A Review." Journal of the Western Society of Periodontology, Vol. 30, No. 4, 1982.

13. Sims, T.N., "Appendix - Clinical Applications of Conventional Antibiotics" in A Guide to the Use of Antibiotic Therapy in Dentistry, Editors, Newman, M.G., Goodman, A. Quintessence Publishing Co. Inc., 1984.

14. Sims, T.N., "Osseous Surgery" in Glickman's Clinical Periodontology, 6th Edition, Editor, Carranza, Fermin, 1984, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia.

15. Smith, E.C. and Sims, T.N., "Effectiveness of In-Vivo Subgingival Root Planing Evaluated by Microscopic Biometric Measurements." (Manuscript in preparation).

16. Nattkemper, L.P. and Sims, T.N., "Blood Pressure Variability and its Effect on Blood Loss in Patients During Periodontal Surgery." (Manuscript in preparation).

17. McMullin, K., White, S.C., Rudolph, D., Sims, T.N., "Digital subtraction Imaging of alveolar bone changes subsequent to periodontal surgery.", I.A.D.R., Vol. 65, March, 1987.

18. Shepherd, S.R., Sims, T.N., Johnson, B.W. and Hershman, J.M., "Assessment of Stress during Periodontal Surgery with Intravenous Sedation and with Local Anesthesia Only." J. Periodontal. 59:147, 1988.

19. Vanderheyden, P.J., Williams, R.A., Sims, T.N., "Assessment of ST segment depression in patients with cardiac disease after local anesthesia." J.A.D.A., Vol. 119, No.3, September 1989, p 407.

20. Sims, T.N., "Osseous Surgery" in Glickman's Clinical Periodontology, 7th Edition, Editor, Carranza, Fermin, 1990, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia.

21. Sims,Thomas N. and Otomo-Corgel, J., "Periodontal Diagnostics ", CDA Journal November 1992.

22. Sims, T.N., "Osseous Surgery" in Glickman’s Clinical Periodontology, 1995 Edition, Editor, Carranza, Fermin, 1995, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia.

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