Faculty & Staff bios

Tobias Boehm, DDS, PhD

Associate Professor

College of Dental Medicine

E-Mail: tboehm@westernu.edu



  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Association of Dental Educators


Dr. Boehm was born in Germany. He received his Bachelor of Sciences in Biology at Chaminade University of Honolulu, and his dental degree magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004 with thesis honors. He continued postgraduate training at the same institution, researching relationships between oral bacteria, white blood cells and blood clotting factors, which led to several publications and him being awarded a Ph.D. in oral biology in 2009. He also pursued post graduate training in periodontics while at Buffalo, and has become board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology in 2011. Dr. Boehm has been teaching periodontics and basic sciences at the College of Dental Medicine since the first day of the inaugural class in 2009, and has been providing periodontal and implant care since opening of the Dental Center. He is actively collaborating with researchers from the University of California at San Diego and Loma Linda University on saliva research, and has a strong interest in clinical research.