Scott Steward-Tharp DDS, PhDClinical Fellow, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine, Clinical Fellow, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine, University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Dr. Scott Steward-Tharp is a clinical fellow in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Pathology at the Carver College of Medicine. He is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist with research interests exploring lymphocyte functions within the pathogenesis and regulation of autoimmune diseases and cancer. Dr. Steward-Tharp sees clinic patients for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of numerous diseases affecting oral and perioral tissues. Additionally, he provides microscopic interpretation and diagnosis of oral tissue specimens submitted by contributors from across the US and works closely with the team of head and neck cancer clinicians at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Dr. Steward-Tharp has authored and coauthored a number of research articles and reviews and serves as a reviewer for both dental and medical journals. He has received several awards for his accomplishments, including training scholarships through both the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society as well as the American Dental Association and the American Association of Immunologists, among other professional organizations.
Dr. Steward Tharp received his DDS from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, where he underwent residency training in oral and maxillofacial pathology. He was awarded a DPhil/PhD in pathology from the University of Oxford (UK).
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Oral Lichen Planus–Associated Oral Cavity SCC Is Associated With Improved Survival and Increased Risk of Recurrence
- Oral, Esophageal, and Laryngeal Cancer Associated With Hypertension
- Tongue Cleaning and Use of Zinc Supplements Shown to Be Beneficial in Prevention and Management of Taste Disorders
- Periodontal Attachment Loss May Be Related to Reduced Masticatory Muscle Activity
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Increases Odds of Erosive Tooth Wear
- Thalidomide Is Superior to Prednisone in Extending Recurrence Interval of Aphthous Ulceration
- Enhanced Sentinel Lymph Node Identification in Early Tongue Cancer
- Irrigation With Clindamycin Reduces Pain and Improves Healing in Alveolar Osteitis
- Antiresorptive Therapy Increases Risk of Osteonecrosis in Patients With Functionally Loaded Implants