Faculty Information

Peter M. Loomer, BSc, DDS, PhD, MRCD, DipPerio

Adjunct Professor
Periodontology and Implant Dentistry
Room 312W Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
Phone: 212-998-9434
E-mail: peter.loomer@nyu.edu


PhD, Biochemistry, University of Toronto 1997
Dip Perio, Periodontics, University of Toronto 1993
DDS, Dentistry, University of Toronto 1988
BSc, Nutritional Science, University of Toronto 1984

Honors / Credentials

  • 1999 UCSF School of Dentistry Dental Student Association Clinical Instructor Award
  • 2000 UCSF School of Dentistry Dental Student Association Clinical Instructor Award
  • 2000 Xi Psi Phi Fraternity Teaching Recognition Award
  • 2001 UCSF Department of Stomatology Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2001 UCSF School of Dentistry Dr. Robert Hutson Award
  • 2003 American College of Dentists Award
  • 2005 Pierre Fauchard Dental Society Award
  • 2005 American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award
  • 2007 UCSF School of Dentistry, IDP Teaching Award
  • 2013 American Academy of Periodontology Outstanding Educator Award

Research Interests / Professional Overview

Dr. Peter Loomer is a Clinical Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University. He also serves as the Director of Global Health for Oral Health Sciences and is affiliated faculty in the New York University Global Institute of Public Health. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he obtained his BSc, DDS, PhD (Biochemistry) and specialty training. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Over the past 20 years, he has studied the microbiology of periodontal diseases, most recently the oral microbiome of Sjogren's Syndrome and in lung disease in HIV-positive populations. Dr. Loomer is an expert in health professions curriculum, which has been a major focus of his international research program. His work in global oral health is focused on inter-professional education, student international education and global research experience, faculty development and curriculum reform in developing nations with an emphasis on Tanzania, Kenya and India. His research has been funded by the NIH, Fogarty and the Gates Foundation. Dr. Loomer also maintains a clinical practice in dentistry specializing in the treatment of periodontal diseases and implant dentistry.

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Lane N, Armitage GC, Loomer PE, Hsieh S, Majumdar S, Wang HY, Jeffcoat M and Munoz T. Bisphosphonate Therapy Improves the Outcome of Conventional Periodontal Therapy: Results of a 12-Month, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study. J Periodontol 2005; 76;1113-22.

Dong, H, Barr A, Loomer, PM and Rempel D. The effects of finger rest positions on hand muscle load and pinch force in simulated dental. J Dent Edu 69:453-60, 2006.

Dong, H, Barr A, Loomer, PM, LaRoche, C, Young, E and Rempel D. The effects of periodontal instrument handle design on hand muscle load and pinch force. J Am Dent Assoc. 137:1123-1130, 2006

Varanasi, VG, Vallortigara, T, Loomer, PM, Saiz, E, Tomsia, AP, Marshall, SJ, and Marshall, GW. Improving Biomaterials from a Cellular Point of View. Mat Res Soc Symp Proced. 925:BB03‑02, 2006.

Dong, H, Loomer, P, Villaneuva, A, and Rempel, D. Pinch forces and instrument tip during periodontal scaling. J Periodontol. 78:97-103, 2007.

Dong, H, Loomer, PM, Barr, A, LaRoche, C, Young, E and Rempel D. The effect of tool handle shape on hand muscle load and pinch force in a simulated dental scaling task. Applied Ergonomics 38, 525-531, 2007.

Johnson, B, Loomer, PM, Leigh, J. Influence of Dental Colleges on Communities. J Am Dent Assoc. 2007 Oct;138(10):1366-71.

Varanasi VG, Saiz E, Loomer PM, Ancheta B, Uritani N, Ho SP, Tomsia, AP, Marshall SJ, Marshall GW. Enhanced osteocalcin expression by osteoblast-like cells (MC3T3-E1) exposed to bioactive coating glass (SiO2-CaO-P2O5-MgO-K2O-Na2O system) ions. Acta Biomater. 9:3536-47, 2009.

Hou JX, Loomer PM.[Hypoxia regulates osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament stem cells]. Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 44(9):543-7. Chinese. 2009

Bik EM, Long CD, Armitage GC, Loomer P, Emerson J, Mongodin EF, Nelson K, Gill SR, Fraser-Liggett CM,and Relman DA. Bacterial diversity in the oral cavity of ten healthy individuals. ISME J. 4(8);962-74, 2010.

Pride DT, Sun C, Salzman J, Rao N, Loomer PM, Armitage GC, Banfiedl J and Relman DA. Analysis of streptococcal CRISPRs from human saliva reveals substantial sequence diversity within and between subjects over time. Genome Res 21; 126; 2011

Loomer PM, Mumghamba E, Masaslu J and D Perry. New curriculum in dentistry for Tanzania: competency-based education for patient and population health (2008-2011). J Public Health Policy. 2012;33 Suppl 1:S92-109. doi: 10.1057/jphp.2012.39.