Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry

Periodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gingiva, or “gums” and other surrounding tissues. A periodontist maintains the health, function, and esthetics of these structures and tissues. Learn More >

Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry Faculty


Periodontics Residency Program

The residency in periodontics is a three-year certificate program. Each resident is exposed to all periodontal diagnostics and therapies and is expected to be competent in all phases of clinical periodontal care. This includes competency in implant therapy and the provision of moderate parenteral sedation.  All residents are encouraged to participate in the American Academy of Periodontology board certification process, and to graduate as board-certified periodontist. A master's degree option is available to residents in the Department of Periodontics. Three residents are accepted annually for the three-year program. Learn More >

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News & Events


Dr. B.J. Costello announced as the President-Elect of the American Cleft-Palate-Craniofacial Association.
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Reunion Roundup: 2017 Pitt Dental Medicine Alumni Weekend

Class reunions, a Pitt Dental Medicine tailgate, and dental school tours were held Sept. 15-16th.
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Dental Anesthesiology Legacy Lecture Series Recap

A reception and CE program were held Oct. 6-7th at the Duquesne Club. Photos are available online.
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Wrestling Dental Student Visits ‘Parts Unknown’

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