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Thomas H. Lapp, D.D.S., M.S.

Thomas H. Lapp, D.D.S., M.S.Dr. Lapp grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He received his undergraduate degree in Dentistry from Indiana University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, with honors, from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1968. He completed a one-year dental internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital. In 1972, he completed his three-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and received a Master’s of Science degree from Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of and has served six years as a Board Examiner on the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is past President of the Indiana Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Lapp served six years as a Consultant on the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation; he is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He has spoken nationally and internationally on the topics of orthognathic (jaw) surgery and has written several articles on oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Lapp and his wife, Rebecca, have two children: Tom and Sarah. He enjoys fishing, golf, gardening, and boating in his spare time.  

Please call 317-845-7878 to make an appointment with Dr. lapp at our Fishers Office.
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Indiana University Health- IU Health Methodist, IU Health University, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
  • Community Hospital East and North
  • Community Heart and Vascular Hospital
  • Community Surgery Center North
  • St. Vincent Hospital- Indianapolis and Carmel
  • Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

 

Publications

Bussard, D.A., T.H. Lapp. The Diagnosis of Dentofacial Deformities. Part I. The Evaluation of Facial Esthetics. Journal of IDA Vol. 60:3, May/June 1981. Bussard, D.A., TH. Lapp. The Diagnosis of Dentofacial Deformities. Part II. Mandibular Excess (Prognathism) and Mandibular Deficiency (Micrognathia). Journal of Indiana Dental Association. Vol. 61:3, May/June 1982. Bussard, D.A., T.H. Lapp. The Diagnosis of Dentofacial Deformities. Part III. Vertical Maxillary Excess and Maxillary Deficiency Journal of Indiana Dental Association. Vol. 61:3, May/June 1982. Garrison, B.T., T.H. Lapp, and D.A. Bussard. Stability of LeFort I Maxillary Osteotomies in Patients with Simultaneous Alveolar Cleft Bone Grafts. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Vol. 45; Number 9, September 1987. Bussard, D.A., T.H. Lapp, and B.T. Garrison. Surgical Correction of Mandibular Arch Length Deficiency. The International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery. Vol. 3; January 1988. Bussard, D.A. and T.H. Lapp. Technique to Proper Intraoral Wound Edge Alignment. JOMS 48:531-532, 1990. Rodgers, S., J.E. Moenning, D.A. Bussard, B.T. Garrison, T.H. Lapp, J. Dickey. Utilization of 3-D Computerized Tomograms in Oral Surgery. Indiana Dental Association Journal. Vol. 72, No. 2, 16-20, 1993. Bussard, D.A., T.H. Lapp, B.T. Garrison. Chapter 22: Practice Management and Development. Impacted Teeth. 1st Edition. W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, 1993. Moenning, J.E., D.A. Bussard, T.H. Lapp, B.T. Garrison. Average Blood Loss and the Risk of Requiring Perioperative Blood Transfusion in 506 Orthognathic Surgical Procedures. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 53:880-883, 1995. Moenning, J.E., D.A. Bussard, T.H. Lapp and B.T. Garrison. A Comparison of Relapse in Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomies for Mandibular Advancement: Rigid Internal Fixation (Screws) Versus Inferior Border Wiring with Anterior Skeletal Fixation. International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery. Vol. 5:3, 1990. Flynn, B., D.T. Brown, T.H. Lapp, D.A. Bussard and W.E. Roberts. A Comparative Study of Temporomandibular Symptoms Following Mandibular Advancement by Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomies: Rigid Versus Nonrigid Fixation. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. Vol. 70:3, September, 1990. Moenning, J.E., B.T. Garrison, T.H. Lapp, and D.A. Bussard. Early Screw Removal for Correction of Occlusal Discrepancies Following Rigid Fixation in Orthognathic Surgery. Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery. Vol. 5:4, 1990. Moenning, J.E., Bussard, D.A., Montefalco, P., Lapp, T.E., Garrison, B.T.: Medical necessity of orthognathic surgery for the treatment of dentofacial deformities with associated TMD. Accepted for publication in The International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery, 1996. Moenning, J.E., D.A. Bussard et al. Medical Necessity of Orthognathic Surgery for the Treatment of Dentofacial Deformities Associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders. Int. J. Adult Orthod. Orthognath. Sug. 1997; 12:153-161. Moenning, J.E., Bussard, D.A., Montefalco, P.M., Lapp, T.H., Garrison, B.T.: An analysis of medical necessity and orthognathic surgery: cost effectiveness, myofascial/masticatory function, and quality of life assessment. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, pending. Lapp, T.H. Bimaxillary Surgery Without the Use of an Intermediate Splint to Position the Maxilla, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Volume 57, Number 1, pages 57-60, 1999.