Robert M. Solomon, D.M.D., M.M.Sc.


Biography

Dr. Robert Solomon was born in Antwerp, Belgium. After graduating from the Royal Atheneum of Berchem, he completed his undergraduate education at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. While at Tufts, he was co-director of the University Smile Squad and organized visits to care centers to educate orphans and teenage mothers on oral hygiene. He enrolled at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where, among other projects, he studied the prevalence of maxillary sinus cysts in a study population, and the role of extracellular matrix proteins in human gingival tissue. During dental school, Dr. Solomon also volunteered at Bridge over Troubled Waters, where he provided dental screenings and treatment to needy patients from the Boston inner-city area. He was awarded the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2002. He enrolled in a three-year post-doctoral residency program in Periodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, in the summer of 2002. While in the program, he was a teaching assistant for the head and neck anatomy class, and a clinical instructor in periodontics for re-doctoral dental students. He also became a research fellow at the Forsyth Institute under the supervision of Drs. Socransky and Haffajee, where he studied the microbiology of juvenile periodontitis (LAP.) Dr. Solomon successfully completed the program in June of 2005, where he was awarded a Certificate in Periodontology and a Master of Medical Science in Oral Biology.