Department of 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 also maintains the health, function, and esthetics of these structures and tissues.

The Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry educates graduate and predoctoral students in the didactic and clinical applications necessary to perform the entire spectrum of periodontal procedures. The Periodontics Residency Program is a three-year program leading to a certificate with the option of completing a master’s degree.

In addition, the department includes the Dental Hygiene Program, which is the only Dental Hygiene Program in Pennsylvania that is affiliated with a major university, dental school, and major medical center.

 

Pouran Famili, DMD, MDS, MPH, PhD

Professor and Chair

Director, Residency Program

Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
B94 Salk Hall
3501 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA. 15261
Phone: (412) 648-8595
Fax: (412) 648-8594
Email: pof@dental.pitt.edu