About Anthony Borgia
MHA - Master Health Administration - Suffolk University
- DDS, Georgetown University
- BS, Boston College - Boston, MA, 1972
“Apical Canal Transportation after Instrumentation with Two New Rotary Files; a Comparative Study with Micro CT”. Wisam Sakr, Anthony Borgia, Richard Jurevic, Michael Bagby, Yoshio Yahata. American Association of Endodontists Annual Session. San Francisco, CA. (April 2016)
Residual Dental Thickness of the Danger Zone in Mandibular Molar with Variable Sizes of Nickel-Titanium Rotary Instruments. Andrew Xu, Jirun Sun, Shozo Takagi, Yoshio Yahata, D. Leann Long, Takashi Komabayashi, Anthony T. Borgia. American Association of Endodontists Annual Session. Seattle, WA. Poster Presentation. (May 2015)
Khaled Seifelnasr, DDS, Anthony Borgia, DDS, John Thomas, Ph.D., “Salvation of Endodontics: Anti-Biofilm Medicament Using Probiotics”; American Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting; Charlotte, NC. March 19, 2014.
Neuman AN, Bouquot JE, Jurevic R, Forbes D., Weaver B. and Borgia A. Review of Guidelines for Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Periapical Pathology Based on a Case Report of Periapical Aggressive Central Giant Cell Granuloma. Proceedings, annual meeting of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology. St. Augustine, Florida. April 2014. (Abstract)
Khaled Seifelnasr, DDS, Anthony Borgia, DDS, John Thomas, Ph.D., “Salvation of Endodontics: Anti-Biofilm Medicament Using Probiotics”; Presented at the Van Liere Scientific Conference, Morgantown, WV. (February 28, 2014) http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2013/05/the-perio-endo-overlap.html
Patrick Petley, Thomas Borgia, Michael Bagby, Elliot Shulman, “Clinical Success of MTA One-Visit Direct Pulp Capping”; Presented at the General Session of the IADR, Seattle, WA., March 2013
“Bone Scanning in Dentistry –What the General Practitioner Needs to Know” The University of Connecticut Dental Student Journal (March, 1982)
T. Borgia, J. Bugaj, A. Tofe, “In-Vitro Syringe Stability of Tc-99m HMDPSkeletal Imaging Agent" American Pharmaceutical Association Washington, DC. (April 1980)
Life Member, American Dental Association (2015)
Life Member, American Association of Endodontists (2016)
Fellow, American College of Dentists (1994)
Fellow, International College of Dentists (1995)
Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy (2005)
Pi Alpha Alpha (National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration) (2003)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Official Senate Citation Award of Excellence for “Contributions of Time and Resources” for Cape Cod Dentists Care Program, April 2006
“Outstanding Teacher Award” (West Virginia University School of Dentistry 2011)
“Outstanding Teacher Award” (West Virginia University School of Dentistry 2013)
Edward M. Osetek Award for Excellence in Teaching 2013 (American Association of Endodontists)
WVU School of Dentistry Alumni Association Achievement Award 2014
Board Certification in Endodontics 2015
Omicron Kappa Upsilon 2015
Georgetown University Gustav O. Kruger Lifetime Achievement in Dentistry Award 2017
American Dental Association (Life Member)
Massachusetts Dental Society
West Virginia Dental Association
American Association of Endodontists (Life Member)
Massachusetts Association of Endodontists
West Virginia Association of Endodontists
Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity
American College of Healthcare Executives
About Anthony (Tom) Borgia
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology from Boston College, Dr. Anthony (Tom) Borgia graduated of Georgetown University School of Dentistry, with a DDS degree in 1976. Immediately after graduation, he participated in and completed a two year rotating internship in general dentistry at the USAF Medical Center Wright-Patterson, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Upon leaving the Air Force, he joined the Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, where he was tasked to conduct research in bone metabolism, specifically for the development and clinical testing of skeletal imaging agents, working specifically with a class of compounds known as diphosphonates. During his years at P & G, he also practiced general dentistry as an associate in a group practice in Hyde Park, a section of the city of Cincinnati. In July of 1980, he entered the post-doctoral program in endodontics at the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine, receiving a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Endodontics in July of 1982. Following his endodontic training, he moved to Plymouth, Massachusetts and was in the private practice of endodontics until March of 2010 when he transitioned to the position of Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Department of Endodontics at West Virginia University School of Dentistry. In 2003, he received a Master’s degree in Health Administration from Suffolk University in Boston.
Dr. Borgia is a past Trustee and a past Vice-President of the Massachusetts Dental Society and served as a delegate to the American Dental Association’s House of Delegates for seven years. Having served on numerous committees for the American Association of Endodontists, he completed a three year term as a Director for District 1 in that organization. He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics since 2010 and has reviewed over 75 articles for potential acceptance by that journal. In May of 2011, he was presented with the Outstanding Teacher Award by the Dental Class of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, and then received the same award from the Class of 2013 upon their graduation. In April of 2012, he was selected by the Board of Directors of the American Association of Endodontists to receive the 2013 Edward M. Osetek Award for excellence in teaching in Endodontics. Prior to coming to WVU, he served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine from 1990 to 2010.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a member of Omicron Kappa Epsilon.
Dr. Borgia was appointed Interim Dean of the WVU School of Dentistry on August 1, 2014 and then on June 1, 2015 was named permanent Dean and continues to serve in that capacity.
Grants and Research
1980 – 1982
Development and testing of an experimental inflammatory index in rats for evaluation of the biocompatibility of dental materials utilizing skeletal imaging agents and computerized scintigraphic analysis. (The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine)
1978 – 1980
Development and clinical testing of radiopharmaceutical complexes containing technetium 99m and various diphosphonate compounds for use in skeletal imaging and scintigraphic identification of myocardial infarctions. (The Miami Valley Laboratories of the Procter and Gamble Co.; Cincinnati, OH.)
Scientific Advisory Board, Journal of Endodontics
2010 – Present
Ongoing Research in:
- Endodontic microbiology investigating the use a novel irrigant comprised of an antifungal agent, an antibiotic agent and a penetrating agent for sterilization of dentinal tubules in root canals of infected teeth.
- Endodontic microbiology investigating the use of probiotic agents as intra-canal medicaments in endodontic therapy.
- Endodontic microbiology investigating the use of proton pump inhibitors as agents to sensitize E. faecalis when treated with calcium hydroxide as an antimicrobial agent.
- Clinical evaluation of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate in usage for “Vital Pulp Therapy” in children with deep carious lesions in the State of West Virginia (Supported by a DentaQuest Foundation grant).
Patient Care Information
Other Speciality Training, Endodontics
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, 1982