Sompop Bencharit DDS, MS, PhD, FACPProfessor, Assistant Dean for Innovation; Chair of the Department of Restorative and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Dr. Sompop Bencharit is Professor, Assistant Dean for Innovation, and Chair of the Department of Restorative and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dr. Bencharit's research interests include dental implants and tissue engineering, salivary biomarkers, as well as applications of digital technologies in dentistry such as CAD/CAM, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence. In addition to clinical expertise in prosthodontics and implantology, Dr. Bencharit has PhD training in protein structural biology. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers and is on the editorial board of several journals. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the American Association of Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR)/International Association of Dental Research (IADR) among other professional organizations. He was recently awarded the 2021 ACP Distinguish Researcher. He is a Fellow of the ACP, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is also a Co-chair of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics Implant Monograph, a Research Committee Member for the ACP and AO, and a Director for the AADOCR/IADR Prosthodontics Group.
Dr. Bencharit received his DDS from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He was awarded his MS in prosthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, where he subsequently received his PhD in oral biology, completed a postdoctoral fellowship in structural biology and clinical scholar fellowship in clinical research.
Dr. Bencharit reports the following potential conflicts of interest below:
- Paid consultant and lecturer for ZimVie.
- Research/education programs supported by Ivoclar, Planmeca, and Formlabs
- Paid editor by American College of Prosthodontists for editing Journal of Prosthodontics