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

Alumni Reception at America's Dental Meeting 2017

Join us October 20, 2017 for an alumni reception in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Center for Cranifacial Regeneration Awarded S10 Grant

CCR microCT Core Director, Dr. Konstantinos Verdelis, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health totaling $323,000 for a high-resolution micro-CT system for the school.
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Pitt Dental Medicine Alumni Weekend

Friday, September 15 through Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Dental Anesthesiology Legacy Lecture Series

Please join us at the Duquesne Club on October 6 & 7 for the "must attend" dental anesthesiology meeting of the year. 

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