Phimon Atsawasuwan, DDS, MSc, MSc, MS, PhD
phone
(312) 355-4798
location
College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina Street
Chicago
IL
60612
  • Phimon
  • Atsawasuwan
  • DDS, MSc, MSc, MS, PhD
  • Associate Professor
Department:
Research Focus:
  • Developmental/Craniofacial Biology
    Periodontal Disease
    Wound Healing

Biographic Summary

Dr. Phimon Atsawasuwan is a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Diplomate for the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Atsawasuwan is a past-president of American Association of Dental Research, Chicago section and maintains his role as a Treasurer of American Association of Dental Research, Chicago section. Currently he is an active member of International/American Association of Dental Research, American Association of Orthodontists, Angle Society of Orthodontists, College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, American Dental Education Association, Society of Orthodontic Educators, Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, Illinois Society of Orthodontists. He received a prestigious Thomas M. Graber award of Special Merit from American Association of Orthodontists in 2011. He has been invited to present his scholarly work and presentation at many domestic and international scientific and orthodontic conferences. He has been teaching and mentoring undergraduate, dental and post-graduate students at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 2011 and received “mentor of the year award” in 2016. One of his post-graduate students received a prestigious Milo-Hellman Award in 2017 and another post-graduate student received Thomas M Graber award of Special Merit in 2018 from American Association of Orthodontist.

Dr. Atsawasuwan’s research interest is emphasized on accelerated tooth movement, craniofacial/bone biology, microRNA and advances in orthodontic treatment. His research involves clinical research, bench-top molecular biology research, cell culture and animal research. He has received numerous research funds from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the American Association of Orthodontist Foundation, the University of Illinois at Chicago and many private organizations. He is a notable author and has published a book chapter on “advances in orthodontic tooth movement: gene therapy and molecular biology aspect” and an extensive list of research articles and case reports in several peer-reviewed journals. He also serves as an editorial board and a reviewer for many scientific peer-reviewed scientific and orthodontic journals.

Dr. Atsawasuwan’s ultimate goal is to improve a patients' dental and jaw relationship with evidence-based orthodontic treatments and mentor his students to become orthodontists with excellent clinical skills and knowledge. His research goal is to discover a novel approach in orthodontic treatment and eventually advance orthodontic care.

Education & Career

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Certificate in Clinical Sciences-Periodontology and Master of Sciences, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • M.S. in Periodontology, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Ph.D. in Oral Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Postdoctoral fellowship in biochemistry
  • Certificate in Orthodontics and M.S. in Oral Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Scholarly Interests

Bone and craniofacial biology, accelerated tooth movement, mechanism of tooth movement, microRNA, biomarkers, interdisciplinary treatment

Research Interests

Dr. Atsawasuwan’s research interest is emphasized on accelerated tooth movement, craniofacial/bone biology, microRNA and advances in orthodontic treatment. His research involves clinical research, bench-top molecular biology research, cell culture and animal research. He has received numerous research funds from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the American Association of Orthodontist Foundation, the University of Illinois at Chicago and many private organizations. He is a notable author and has published a book chapter on “advances in orthodontic tooth movement: gene therapy and molecular biology aspect” and an extensive list of research articles and case reports in several peer-reviewed journals. He also serves as an editorial board and a reviewer for many scientific peer-reviewed scientific and orthodontic journals.

Dr. Atsawasuwan’s ultimate goal is to improve a patients' dental and jaw relationship with evidence-based orthodontic treatments and mentor his students to become orthodontists with excellent clinical skills and knowledge. His research goal is to discover a novel approach in orthodontic treatment and eventually advance orthodontic care.

Publications

 

Book Chapter

1.   Atsawasuwan P and Shirazi S. Advances in Orthodontic Tooth Movement: Gene Therapy and Molecular Biology Aspect. In Orthodontics: Aslan BI and  Uzuner FD. Intechopen 2018 ISBN: 978-953-51-6615-3. (accepted for publication)

 

Publication

  1. Atsawasuwan P, Lazari P, Chen Y, Zhou X, Viana G, Evans CA. Secretory MicroRNA-29 Expression in Gingival Crevicular Fluid During Orthodontic Tooth Movement. PLoS ONE 2018 Mar 8;13(3):e0194238. doi: 10.1371.
  2. Atsawasuwan P, Chen Y, Kanjawalla K, Kelling A, Evans CA. Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment Impedes Tooth Movement in Rats. HEAD FACE MED 2018 (submitted).
  3. Wible E. Agarwal M, Ramir T, Altun S, Viana G, Evans CA, Lukic H, Megremis S, Atsawasuwan P. Long-term Effects of Various Cleaning Methods on polypropylene/ethylene copolymer retainer material. ANGLE ORTHOD 2018 (submitted).
  4. Wible E. Agarwal M, Altun S, Ramir T, Viana G, Evans CA, Lukic H, Megremis S, Atsawasuwan P. Long-term Effects of Different Cleaning Methods on Copolyester Retainer Properties. ANGLE ORTHOD 2018 (accepted for publication).
  5. Agarwal M, Wible E, Ramir T, Altun S, Viana G, Evans CA, Lukic H, Megremis S, Atsawasuwan P. Long-term Effects of Seven Cleaning Methods on Light Transmittance, Surface Roughness, and Flexural Modulus of Polyurethane Retainer Material. ANGLE ORTHOD 2018 Mar 6. doi: 10.2319/081517-551.1.
  6. Atsawasuwan P., Ouibaidin M., Dalal M., Khan M., Mohammed A. Calvarial Bone Development and Suture Closure in Dicer-deficient Mice. ORTHOD CRANIOFAC RES. 2017; Jun;20 Suppl 1:26-31. doi: 10.1111/ocr.12169.
  7. Luan X, Zhou X, Trombetta-eSilva J, Francis M, Gaharwar AK, Atsawasuwan P, Diekwisch TG. MicroRNAs and Periodontal Homeostasis. J DENT RES 2017 2017 May;96(5):491-500. doi: 10.1177/0022034516685711. Epub 2017 Jan 9.
  8. Manasse R., Atsawasuwan P., Conroy C. Treatment of Labially Impacted Upper Central Incisors. J CLIN ORTHOD 2015 Nov;49(11):701-710.
  9. Chen Y, Evans C.A., Zhou X., Luan X, Diekwisch T.G., Atsawasuwan P. Cyclic Stretch and Compression Forces Alter MicroRNA-29 Expression of Human Periodontal Ligament Cells. GENE 2015 July: 566(1): 13-17 doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2015.03.055.
  10. Atsawasuwan P., Hohlt W., Evans C.A. Non-surgical Approach of Class I Openbite Malocclusion with Extrusion Mechanics: A 3-year Retention Case Report. AMER J ORTHOD DENT ORTHOP 2015 Apr: 147(4):499-508 doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2014.04.024

Complete list of publications available at

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=atsawasuwan