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Dr. Ronald D. Woody

Ronald D. Woody, DDS, FACP, FACD, FICD

Professor
Department of Restorative Sciences

3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone: 214-828-8376
Email: rwoody@bcd.tamhsc.edu

Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • Fellow Electron Microscopy, US Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.  1972-1974
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship in Biomaterials Research, Dental Health Center, NIH, San Francisco, CA  1970-1971
  • Residency in Fixed Prosthodontics, Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, CA  1968-1970
  • Graduate Studies - Oral Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  1967-1968
  • Internship     -    U.S. Army, Tripler General Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii  1963-1964
  • Dental School    -  Marquette University School of Dentistry, 1959 - 1963 - DDS
  • Undergraduate    -  Albion College, Albion, Michigan
  • 1956-1959 Pre-Dental Education

Teaching Interests

  • Full Professor, Tenured, Director Dental Implant Curriculum – BCD, TAMHSC, Dallas, Texas, June 2003-present
  • Full Professor, Tenured, Post-Tenure Review, Director Graduate Prosthodontics – Baylor College of Dentistry – the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas, May 1998
  • Full Professor, Tenured, Director Graduate Prosthodontics - Baylor College of Dentistry – A member of the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas, 1997-1998
  • Full Professor, Tenured, Director Graduate Prosthodontics - Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas, 1984 - 1997
  • Graduate Faculty, Texas A&M University System - Baylor College of Dentistry – 1997 - present
  • Graduate Faculty - Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1985 - 1997
  • Visiting Professor and Consultant Graduate Prosthodontic Program, Universidad Intercontinental, Mexico City, Mexico, 1992 - Present
  • Director - Fixed Prosthodontics Residency Program, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, California 1982-1984
  • Special Lecturer - University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry Graduate Prosthodontics Program, San Francisco, California, 1982-1984   
  • Chief - Fixed Prosthodontics - Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, California, 1982-1984
  • Director - Post Graduate Courses - Restorative Dentistry, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, California, 1982-1984
  • Director - Prosthodontic Laboratory, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 1982-84
  • Mentor - Fixed Prosthodontics, General Dentistry Residency Program, Fort Lewis, Washington, 1978-1982.
  • Director - Dental Education, Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington, 1980-1982
  • Chief - Fixed Prosthodontics - Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington, 1978-82
  • Chairman - Dental Research - Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington, 1978-82
  • Coordinator - Prosthodontics Laboratories - Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington 1978-82
  • Faculty Member in Restorative Dentistry - Graduate Prosthodontics University of Washington, School of Dentistry, Seattle, Washington, 1978-1982
  • Chief, Clinical Research, Clinic, U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1976-1978
  • Assistant Chief, Division of Dental Materials, U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1974-1976
  • Research Investigator, Electron Microscopy, U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1972-74
  • Special lecturer - Howard University School of Dentistry, Fixed Prosthodontics and Periodontics, Washington, D.C., 1977
  • Faculty Member - Post Graduate Courses, Veterans Administration Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1976-1982
  • Faculty Member - Post Graduate Courses, Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1975-1978
  • Special Lecturer - Community College of Baltimore, School of Dental Hygiene, Baltimore, Maryland, 1972-1978
  • Special Lecturer - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1972-1978
  • Faculty Member - Post Graduate Courses in (1) Restorative Dentistry, (2) Oral Diagnosis and Therapeutics, (3) Endodontics, (4) Prosthodontics, (5) Periodontics, (6) Preventive Dentistry, U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1972-1978
  • Faculty Member - Fixed Prosthodontics for Graduate Residency Programs of Periodontics and Endodontics, U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1972-1978
  • Chief, Fixed Prosthodontics and Consultant in Southeast Asia in Prosthodontics, Saigon, Vietnam, 1971-1972
  • Faculty Member - Fixed Prosthodontics, Saigon Dental School, Saigon, Vietnam, 1971-1972
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Biomaterials, NIH, San Francisco, California, 1970-1971
  • Lecturer - Biomaterials, University of Pacific, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California, 1970-1971
  • Fixed Prosthodontic Resident, Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, California, 1968-1970
  • Lecturer - Intern Program, Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, California, 1968-1970
  • Graduate Study, Oral Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1967-1968
  • Chief, Fixed Prosthodontics, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 1966-1967
  • Chief, Fixed Prosthodontics, Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1964-1966
  • Dental Intern, Tripler General Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1963-1964

Research Interests

Extramural grants obtained for resident projects – last 5 years

2003/2004

Bone responses to early progressive loading of a sandblasted and acid etched palatal implant. (Hildebrand)
            ITI Foundation  $66,000

Evaluation of the response of MG63 human osteoblast like cells to titanium surface roughness (Pham)
    Straumann USA $1,000
    Friadent $1,000
    Nobel Biocare $1,000
    Total $3,000

Mechanical evaluation of implant abutment connection of three commercially available preparable abutments (Voyiazis)
    Straumann USA $6,000
    3I $6,000
    Nobel Biocare $6,000
    Total $18,000

Evaluation of three commercially available denture teeth with processing techniques for fixed detachable prosthesis (Moffitt)
    Vitadent $1,000
    Ivoclar $1,000
    Dentsply $1,000
    Brasseler $400
    Total $3,400

2003/2004 total grants = $90,400

2002/2003

Effects of mechanical removal of the surface layer and reduced atmosphere argon on ceramic adherence to cast titanium (Steel)
    Titanium Co. $1,000
    Brasseler USA $1,000
    Total $2,000

Evaluation of three commercially available implant abutment internal connections (Somerville)
ITI $6,000
Friadent $6,000
Nobel Biocare $6,000
Total $18,000

2002/2003 total grants = $20,000

2001/2002

Evaluation of the morse taper implant abutment design with an internal modification (Ding)
    ITI $14,400

Evaluation of preloaded values of abutment screws and various surface treatments following cyclic fatigue testing.
    3i $30.000

Fracture resistance of three all ceramic restorative systems for posterior applications (Pallis)
    Ivoclar $3,000
    Vident $3,000
    Nobel Biocare $3,000
    Total $9,000

2001/2002 total grants = $53,400

2000/2001

Effects of bur grit size and abutment composition on preparation of ceramic implant abutments (Blue)
    Friadent $3,000
    3i $3,000
    Brasseler $500
    Total $6,500

Evaluation of bacterial leakage of various materials obturating the implant screw access chamber (Al-Attar)
    Nobel Biocare $2,000

Development of implant system identification through radiographic analysis and flow chart utilization
    Multi Implant Companies $8,000

2000/2001 total grants = $16,500

1999-2000

Effects of bur design on cutting efficiency and resulting surface on titanium implant abutments (Chang)
    3i $1,000
    Brasseler $500
    Total $1,500

A histological and biomechanical study on the effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein – 2 on the Osseointegration of dental implants (Sykaras)
    ITI $30,000
    Gore $20,000

Evaluation of implant abutment screw materials and surface on preload values (Martin)
    3i $4,000
    Nobel Biocare $2,000
    Total $6,000

Compressive bonding load and fatigue cycled test on gold post and TG post implant systems (Thai)
    3i $16,000

1999-2000 total grants $73,500

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles Published
  • Triplett RG, Frohberg U, Sykaras N, Woody RD. Implant materials, design and surface topographies: Their influence on Osseointegration of dental implants. J of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants 2003; 13(6): 485-501
  • Ding TA, Woody RD, Higginbottom FL, Miller BH. Evaluation of the ITI morse taper implant/abutment design with an internal modification. Int. J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2003; 18: 865-872
  • Blue DS, Griggs JA, Woody RD, Miller BH. Effects of bur abrasive particle size and abutment composition on preparation of ceramic implant abutments. J Prosthet Dent 2003; 90: 247-54
  • Sadeq A, Cai Z, Woody RD, Miller AW. Effects of interfacial variables on ceramic adherence to cast and machined commercially pure titanium. J Prosthet Dent. 2003; 90: 10-17
  • Sahiwal IG, Woody RD, Benson BW, Guillen GE.  Micro design morphology of endosseous dental implants.  J Prosthet Dent 2002; 87:543-51.
  • Sahiwal IG, Woody RD, Benson BW, Guillen GE.  Radiographic identification of nonthreaded endosseous dental implants.  J Prosthet Dent 2002; 87:552-62.
  • Sahiwal IG, Woody RD, Benson BW, Guillen GE.  Radiographic identification of threaded endosseous dental implants.  J Prosthet Dent 2002; 87:563-77.
  • Martin W, Woody R, Miller B, Miller A. Implant abutment screw rotations and preloads for four different screw materials and surfaces. J Prosthet Dent 2001; 86:24-32.
  • Nikitas S, Woody RD: Conversion of an implant radiographic template into a surgical template. J Prosthodont 2001; 10-108-112
  • Sykaras N, Iacopino AM, Marker VA, Triplett RG, Woody RD.  Implant materials, designs and surface topographies: Their effect on osseointegration.  Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2000; 15:675-690.
  • Keith S, Miller B, Woody R, Higginbottom F.  Marginal discrepancy of screw retained and metal ceramic crowns on implant abutments.  Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 1999:14:31-8
  • Schilling E, Miller B, Woody R, Miller A, Nunn, M.  Marginal gap of crowns made with a phosphate bonded investment and accelerated casting method.  J Prosthet Dent 1999; 81:129-34.
  • Metzler K, Woody R, Miller A, Miller B.  In vitro investigation of the wear of human enamel by dental porcelain.  J Prosthet Dent 1999; 81:356-64.
  • Konstantoulakis, E., Nakajima, H., Woody, R. and Miller, A.: Marginal Fit and Surface Roughness of Crowns Made with an Accelerated Casting Technique, J Prosthet Dent 1998; 80:337-45.
  • Bowles, W.H., Wilkinson, H.R., Wagner, M.J., and Woody, R.D.  Abrasive
  • Particles in Tobacco Products as a Possible Cause of Dental Attrition.
  • JADA, 126:327-31, 1995.   
  • Woody, R.D., Miller, A. and Staffanou, R.S. Review of the pH of hemostatic agents used in tissue displacement. J Prosthet Dent 1993; 70:191-2.
  • Brown, T.A. Anuszkiewicz, M.A. and Woody, R.D., A procedure for modifying the occlusal surface of an all cast implant restoration. J. Prosthet Dent 1992; 68:555-6.
  • Wilkinson, M.R. and Woody, R.D.:  A soft tissue simulated cast for implant prosthesis.  J Prosthet Dent, 1992;68:553-4
  • Bellizzi, R., Woody, R.D., et al:  An Unusual Foreign Body Associated With An Endodontically Treated Tooth, J.O.E., 8:417-420, September 1982.
  • Bellizzi, R., Woody, R.D., et al:  Nonsurgical Endodontic Therapy Utilizing Lingual Coronal Access on the Inferior Mandibular Canine Tooth of Dogs, AVMA, 179:370-374, August 1981.
  • Plack, Wm.  Woody, R.D., and Todd, R.:  Characterization of Denture Bases, JADA, 103-53-54, July 1981.
  • Woody, R.D., Huget, E.F., and Horton, J.E.:  Apparent Cytotoxicity of Base Metal Casting Alloys, J Dent Res, June 1977.
  • Brady, J.M., and Woody, R.D.: Scanning Microscopy of Cervical Erosion, JADA, 94:726-729, April 1977.
  • Woody, R.D., Huget, E.F., and Cutright, D.E.:  Characterization of Airborn Particles from Irreversible Hydrocolloids, JADA, 94:501-504, March 1977.
  • Cutright, D.E., Woody, R.D., and O'Keefe, T.J., and Hoffman, J.I.:  Caries Prevention by Electrolyses Deposition of Metals (a Preliminary Primate Study), J Prevent Dent, 4:37-42, January 1977.
  • Woody, R.D., and Grusius, R.J.:  Evaluation of the Examination Given By the American Board of Prosthodontics, J Prosth Dent, 36: 74-78, 1976.

 

Abstract

  • Pallis K, Griggs JA, Woody RD, Guillen GE, Miller AW. Fracture resistance and failure origin of three all ceramic systems for posterior applications. J Dent Res 82: abstract #446, 2003
  • Blue DS, Griggs JA, Woody RD, Miller BH.  Effects of bur grit size and abutment composition on machinibility of ceramic implant abutments and wear of diamond burs. J Dent Res: 81 (Spec Iss A) Abstract #2647, 2002
  • Le NK, Griggs JA, Woody RD, Miller BH.  Effect of smectite clay reinforcements on the strength of a hydrothermal glass. J Dent Res:81 (Spec Iss A) Abstract #3958, 2002
  • Keith S, Miller B, Woody R, Higginbottom F, Nunn M.  Marginal discrepancy of screw retained and cemented crowns on implants.  IADR – 15th International Conference on Oral Biology and Dental Implants.  Abstract #43, pg. 36, 1998.
  • Woody R.  Implants – current esthetic restorative concepts.  Chinese Dental Journal, Abstract #G03, 14:4, 1998.
  • Tamura, N., Lim, H.D., Carroll, T.D., Woody, R.D., Nakajima, H., and Okabe, N.:  Retentive Strength of Crowns by Different Cleaning Procedures, J. Dent Res, Abstract #537, 69:176, 1990.
  • Adrian, J.D. and Woody R.D.:  In Vivo Laser Welding of Dental Alloys, J Dent Res, Abstract No. 46, January 1978.
  • Woody, R.D., Horton, J.E., and Huget, E.F.:  Cytotoxicity of Base Metal Casting Alloys, J Dent Res, Abstract No. 918, February 1976.
  • Woody, R.D., Huget, E.F., and Cutright, D.E.:  Characterization of Airborne Particles from Irreversible Hydrocolloids, J Dent Res, Abstract No. 363, February 1975.
  • Woody, R.D., Lara, W.L. and Brady, J.M.:  Replication Techniques for Scanning Electron Microscopy of the Tooth Surfaces, J Dent Res, Abstract No. 55, February 1974.
  • Cutcher, J.L., Woody, R.D., Richet, J.T., Helfich, R.H., and Corn, R.:  A Method for Testing Inhibitory Effect of Dental Materials on Oral Bacteria, J Dent Res, Abstract No. 856, February 1972.
  • Woody, R.D., Moffa, J.P., and McCune, R.J.:  Assessment of Leakage of Four Pit and Fissure Sealant Materials by CA45, J. Dent Res, Abstract No. 717, February 1972.

 

Books Edited

  • Worthington P., Lang BR, Rubenstein JE. Osseointegration in Dentistry: An overview 2nd ed. Chicago: Quintessence 2003 – review and editor
  • Roblee RD. Interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy: Chicago: Quintessence, 1994 contributor – Prosthodontics reviewer and editor

National Service/Recognition

  • Fellow, American College of Prosthodontists 1974 - Present
  • President          -           1992 - 1993
  • President Elect    -      1991 - 1992
  • Vice President    -    1990 - 1991
  • Treasurer           -           1988 - 1991
  • President, North Texas Section, American College of Prosthodontists 1996-1997
  • Chairman Nominating Committee  1993 - 1994
  • Chairman Liaison to ADA & Specialty Organizations - 1993 - Present
  • Executive Councilor, 1983 - 1987
  • Chairman Site Selection Committee, 1984 - 1987
  • Chairman Annual Sessions, 1981
  • Research Committee, 1976 - 1982
  • American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation
  •         *  President 1992 - 1993
  •         *  President Elect 1991 - 1992
  •         *  Vice President 1990 - 1991
  •         *  Treasurer 1988- 1991
  •         *  Board of Directors 1985 - 1995
  • American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
  •         *  President – 1990 - 1991
  •         *  President Elect – 1989 - 1990
  •         *  Vice President – 1988 - 1989
  •         *  Board of Directors, 1985 – 1992
  • Chairman, Nomenclature Committee – 2002 - present
  •         *  Chairman, George Moulton Award, 1991 - 1996
  •         *  Chairman, Graduate Education in Fixed Prosthodontics, 1985 - 1988
  •         *  Chairman, Research Committee, 1984 - 1989
  •         *  Program Chairman, Annual Session, 1988
  •              *  Review of the Specialty Committee, 1986
  •         *  Future Planning and Policy Committee, 1986
  •         *  Constitution and By-Laws Committee, 1997 - 2002
  • American Board of Prosthodontics
  •         *  President 1994-95
  •         *  Vice President 1993 - 1994
  •         *  Board Member and Examiner, 1988 - 1996
  •         *  Invited Examiner 1997
  •         *  Chairman Appeals Board 1997-1998
  • Federation of Prosthodontic Organizations
  •         *  Associate Editor and Newsletter Editor, 1991 - 1993
  •         *  Education and Research Committee, 1987 - 1988
  •         *  Chairman Education and Research Committee, 1988
  •         *  Director Implant Workshop Prosthodontics 21 Symposium, Rochester,
  • Minnesota, October 1989
  •      Fellow, International Team for Implantology (ITI) 2003 - present
  • Curriculum Development Committee 2004
  •      Sigma Xi Scientific Honorary Society - Member 1997-present
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists, 1985 - Present
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists, 1990 - Present
  • Academy of Osseointegration - Member, 1989 – Present
  • Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry 2001 - present
  • Pacific Coast of Society of Prosthodontics, Associate Member, 1982 - 1984
  • Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics, 1974 - Present
  • International Association for Dental Research, 1971 - 1990
  • Dental Materials Group, 1971 - 1990
  • American Dental Association, 1963 - Present
  • Texas Dental Association, 1984 - Present
  • Dallas County Dental Association, 1984 - Present
  • American Association of Dental Schools, 1984 - Present
  • Bay Area Armed Forces Study Group, 1968 - 1971, 1982 - 1984
  • Capital Area Prosthodontic Study Group, 1972 - 1978
  • Saigon International Dental Society, 1971 - 1972
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honorary, 1963 - Present
  • Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, 1960 - Present
  • Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, 1956 - Present

Military:  Honors/Awards

  • Legion of Merit, 1974 - 1984
  • Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam, 1971-1972
  • Meritorious Service Medal with First Oak Leaf Cluster, 1978 - 1982
  • Meritorious Service Medal, 1972 - 1978
  • Air Combat Medal, Vietnam, 1971 - 1972
  • Army Commendation Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster, 1984
  • Army Commendation Medal, 1963-1966
  • Army Service Medal
  • Overseas Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, 1972
  • Meritorious Unit Citation Award, 1971-1972
  • Vietnamese Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, 1971-1972
  • Vietnamese Civic Action Award, 1972
  • Vietnamese Technical Service Medal, 1972