Martin T. Nweeia, DMD, DDS

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Harvard School of Dental Medicine
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 860-364-2600
Fax: 860-364-2600

Martin T. Nweeia, DMD, DDS

Dr. Martin T. Nweeia is a part-time clinical instructor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences and a National Science Foundation Scientist since 2004. Dr. Nweeia is also a research associate in the Department of Mammalogy at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology and at the Marine Mammal Program at the Smithsonian Institution. He is the principal investigator for Narwhal Tusk Discoveries, an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research collaboration to determine the purpose and function of the erupted tusk of the narwhal. Recognized by the International Polar Year Scientific Committee, Dr. Nweeia was selected in 2007 as one of the pioneering Arctic scientists to speak at the American Academy for the Advancement of Science’s Philip Hauge Abelson Advancing Science Seminar for the “New Horizons in Polar Science” to describe the approach to solving a 500-year-old scientific enigma using Inuit traditional knowledge and scientific methodology.

Dr. Nweeia received his baccalaureate from Trinity College in Hartford in biology and English, and his doctorate in dental surgery from Case Western Reserve University. In 2002, Dr. Nweeia received his doctorate in dental medicine from Case School of Dental Medicine. He completed postgraduate implant surgical and restorative training in Goteborg, Sweden. Dr. Nweeia has served as editor of three national dental publications and received the International College of Dentists Golden Pen Award and the Academy of General Dentistry’s Award of Excellence for editorial writing. As a consumer advocate, Dr. Nweeia was a health correspondent for the CBS affiliate KGMB-TV, and a columnist for Gannett-USA Today. His book The Whole Tooth, in its second edition, compiles his writing for Gannett. Dr. Nweeia is in private practice in Sharon, Connecticut, and teaches part-time at HSDM.