Nadine Soga, D.M.D.
Thomas Rams, D.D.S., M.H.S., Ph.D.   
1234 19th St. NW, Ste 710
Washington DC, 20036
P: (202) 783-3450
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Nadine Soga, D.M.D.

Dr. Nadine Soga is an experienced general dentist, with special interests in oral implantology, esthetic reconstructive dentistry, and non-surgical antimicrobial periodontal therapy.

Dr. Soga holds a B.S. in Biology and Psychology from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and a D.M.D. degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School.

Dr. Soga served at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center (the world’s largest patient care research hospital) and the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland as a U.S. Public Health Service COSTEP Fellow, and completed a one-year, hospital-based, general dental practice residency program at Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.

She also served as an attending staff faculty member for three years in the Department of Dentistry at Hackensack Medical Center and practiced in New Jersey. Since then, Dr. Soga has engaged in the full-time private practice of general dentistry for over two decades in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Dr. Soga offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic dental services, including comprehensive dental treatment planning, cosmetic bonding, esthetic crown and bridge restorations, prosthetic restoration of dental implants, diagnosis and restoration of dental caries (tooth decay), non-surgical antimicrobial periodontal therapy, preventive oral health care, and oral cancer screening.

In addition, Dr. Soga’s concern does not stop at the patient's oral cavity, since recent scientific research findings link a number of oral infectious diseases to a variety of chronic systemic medical disorders. She strives to assist and be a resource to patients, based on her own personal experiences and hospital-based dental training, as they encounter various systemic health care choices, and navigate through medical issues that affect their overall well-being and potentially their oral cavity.

Dr. Soga was one of only 27 Washington, DC dentists attaining 100% superior scores for “overall care and service” in 2008 evaluations by Consumer Checkbook magazine.

Her clinical expertise and years of practice experience, along with an individualized and caring approach, offers patients the opportunity to receive modern, state-of-the-art dentistry in a receptive, trustworthy environment.

 

 
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Thomas Rams, D.D.S., M.H.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas Rams is a board-certified periodontist with over 25 years of private dental practice experience limited to periodontics. He is at the dental practice on a part-time basis on Mondays. Dr. Rams has a special interest in non-surgical microbiologically modulated antimicrobial periodontal therapy. He is also clinically trained in the minimally-invasive LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) periodontal surgery protocol.

Dr. Rams holds a B.S. in Environmental Health from George Washington University (1974), a Master of Health Science (M.H.S.) in Environmental Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (1977), a D.D.S. from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (1980), and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Oral Microbiology) from the University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen (Netherlands) (2013).

He completed a periodontology specialty residency program at the New York VA Medical Center in Manhattan (1987), along with a clinical dentistry staff fellowship (1982), and a dental public health specialty residency program (1994) at the National Institute of Dental Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Rams is board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, holds Diplomate status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and is a Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry.

In addition to part-time private practice of periodontics on Mondays in Washington, DC, Dr. Rams is a tenured Professor in the Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, where he teaches, conducts research, and serves as Laboratory Director and Clinical Consultant for the Oral Microbiology Testing Service Laboratory. Dr. Rams also is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Temple University School of Medicine. He previously served the dental school as Senior Associate Dean (2004-2008), Associate Dean for Advanced Education and Research (1999-2004), and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology (1996-2010).

Dr. Rams received a Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching at Temple University (2007), and an American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award for outstanding university teaching in periodontics (2008). He also held the Paul H. Keyes Term Professorship in Periodontology at Temple University from 2003-2013.

Dr. Rams is recognized for his research on periodontal diagnostic techniques, human periodontal and dental implant microbiology, non-surgical microbiologically modulated antimicrobial periodontal therapy, and clinical application of systemic and local antimicrobial agents in periodontal therapy. He authored the published Ph.D. thesis "Antibiotic Resistance in Human Periodontitis and Peri-Implant Microbiota" (2013), co-edited the monographs “Systemic and Topical Antimicrobial Therapy in Periodontics” (1996) and “Global Epidemiology of Periodontal Diseases” (2002), and has co-authored to date 86 journal articles/book chapters, and 128 research abstracts, in the dental scientific literature.