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Phimon Atsawasuwan, DDS, MSc, MSc, MS, PhD

Associate Professor

Orthodontics

Contact

Building & Room:

237B

Address:

College of Dentistry 801 S. Paulina Street, IL 60612

About

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. He is also the Associate Director of Orthodontics Clinical and Translational Sciences Research in the department of Orthodontics.

Dr. Atsawasuwan is a past-president 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. His postgraduate students received a prestigious Milo-Hellman Award and Thomas M Graber award of Special Merit in 2018 from the American Association of Orthodontist and several Research aid awards from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation.
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 serves as an Ad-hoc Reviewer, R01 and R21 study section for Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences Study Section, NIH and Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) site visitor for Orthodontics.
He is a notable author and has published book chapters 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.
Scholarly interests
Bone and craniofacial biology, accelerated tooth movement, mechanism of tooth movement, microRNA, biomarkers, interdisciplinary treatment

Selected Publications

Book Chapter

Atsawasuwan P., Shirazi S., Altun S., Chmil C., Seagraves A., Viana G., Elnagar M. (August 5th, 2020). Extracellular MicroRNA Expression in Gingival Crevicular Fluid During Tooth Movement, Craniofacial Growth Series Volume 57th, Proceedings of the 45th Annual Moyers Symposium. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

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.

 

Publication

Atsawasuwan P. Stem Cells and Dentofacial Orthodontic Treatment Potential, J CALIF DENT ASSOC 2021; 49(11): 677-684.

Chen Z., Nicholas CL., Thalji G., Viana G. Atsawasuwan P. Evaluation of Composite Attachment Position with Four Indirect Bonding Tray Sectioning Strategies. J CLIN ORTHOD 2021; 55(5): 294-304.

Kamiya N., Atsawasuwan P., Joiner DM, Waldorff EI, Goldstein S., Yamauchi M. Mishina Y. Controversy of Physiological vs Pharmacological Effects of BMP signaling: Constitutive activation of BMP type IA Receptor-dependent Signaling in Osteoblast Lineage Enhances Bone Formation and Resorption, not Affecting Net Bone Mass. BONE 2020 Sep;138:115513.

Morris RS., Hoye LN., Elnagar MH., Atsawasuwan P., Galang-Boquiren MT., Caplin J., Viana GC., Obrez A., Kusnoto B. Accuracy of Dental Monitoring 3D Digital Dental Models Using Photograph and Video Mode. AM J ORTHOD DENTOFAC ORTHOP 2019; 156: 420-8.

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.

Atsawasuwan P, Chen Y, Kanjawalla K, Kelling A, Evans CA. Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment Impedes Tooth Movement in Rats. HEAD FACE MED 2018 2018 Nov 12;14(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s13005-018-0181-5..

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 2019 May;89(3):432-437.

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 2019 Mar;89(2):221-227.

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.

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.

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.

Manasse R., Atsawasuwan P., Conroy C. Treatment of Labially Impacted Upper Central Incisors. J CLIN ORTHOD 2015 Nov;49(11):701-710.

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.

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.

 

Complete list of publications available at 

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

 

Education

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Certificate in Clinical Sciences-Periodontology and Master of Sciences, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • S. in Periodontology, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, United Kingdom
  • 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

Education

  • 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

Research Currently in Progress

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.