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. Adlesic Reelected Director of ASDA

Assistant professor, Dr. Edward Adlesic, was reelected to a 2-year term as a director for American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
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Distinguished Alumni Awards 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Distinguished Alumni
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General Assembly and White Coat Ceremony

Join us August 28, 2017 for the White Coat Ceremony of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

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Celebrating the Class of 2017

Photos from the 2017 Graduation Celebration Luncheon are now available.
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