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Peter C. Moon, Ph.D.

Peter C. Moon, Ph.D.

Associate professor

General Practice
Lyons Dental Building
520 North 12th Street
Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
Phone: (804) 828-2977
Email: pcmoon@vcu.edu


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, University of Virginia, 1971
  • M.S. in Materials Science, University of Virginia, 1967
  • B.S. in Engineering Physics, University of Toledo, 1964

Research interests

  • Bonding in dentistry
  • Evaluatoin and development of clinical biomaterial for general dentistry and dental specialties
  • Development of collagen/polymer scaffolds by mineralization for tissue engineering to promote bone and dentin repair
  • Use of bioactive glass and phosphoprotein molecules to activate mineralization and absorption of proteins of nano-apatite as related to dental implants and bone scaffolds
  • Salivary biomarkers for validation for cancer screening
  • Determination of cancer aggressiveness and the effectiveness of cancer treatment therapies