Samuel J. Arbes Jr., D.D.S., Ph.D.

Principal Research Scientist

Samuel J. Arbes Jr., D.D.S., Ph.D.

Principal Research Scientist

Samuel Arbes, a dentist and oral epidemiologist, has experience working not only in oral health research but in the field of allergy and asthma. Before joining Rho, Dr. Arbes was a scientist with the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, where his work included the design implementation and management of observational and clinical studies involving indoor allergens and allergic diseases.

Dr. Arbes joined Rho in 2007 to provide expertise in oral health and allergic disease for the company’s federal and commercial projects. For several years, Dr. Arbes led the Clinical Research Operations and Management Support (CROMS) contract, which provides comprehensive clinical research operations support, management, and data coordinating services for clinical research sponsored by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Dr. Arbes currently serves as principal investigator for the Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC) Statistical and Data Coordinating Center (SACCC), a federal contract that provides research support in the field of allergy and asthma;  principal investigator for the SOPPRANO study, an NIDCR-sponsor investigation of treatment for temporomandibular disorder; and co-principal investigator for the Immune Tolerance Network SACCC (NIAID/NIH), a federal contract that provides research support in the field of allergy and asthma, organ transplantation, and autoimmune disease. Dr. Arbes was a Clinical Research Fellow and Oral Epidemiology Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). He practiced dentistry for 10 years and is an adjunct associate professor at UNC-CH.