Peter Lockhart, DDS

Peter B. Lockhart, DDS, a native of Massachusetts, graduated from University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. After completing a two-year General Practice Residency (GPR) at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, he joined the faculty at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston where he directed the GPR program, practiced general dentistry and oral medicine, and conducted clinical research for 10 years. He was chairman of the Department of Oral Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte, NC for 26 years, where he is now research professor focusing on clinical research studies. He received a World Health Organization Fellowship in Oral Medicine in the United Kingdom, and later a TC White Visiting Professorship at University of Glasgow, Scotland. He holds Fellowship in Dental Surgery diplomas from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has a variety of research interests in oral medicine, particularly the dental management of medically complex patients. He has had funding for bacteremia research for over 25 years, most recently a 5-year NIDCR\NIH R01 study concerning associations between oral disease and infective endocarditis. Since 2004, he has been the American Dental Association liaison to the American Heart Association's Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease. He also served on three recent multidisciplinary Writing Committees on prophylaxis guidelines for patients with prosthetic joints. He has over 130 textbook chapters and peer reviewed journal articles and he is the editor of the text book, Oral Medicine and Medically Complex Patients.