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

Pitt Dental Medicine Alum, Dr. Jeff L. Rickabaugh, Begins Three-Year Term at American Association of Orthodontists

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Pitt Dental Connection

Join us for this exciting Alumni-Student Career & Networking Fair

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Welcome Dr. Nyla Balakrishnan

Dr. Balakrishnan joins the Department of Public Health.
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Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics Seminar

Accounting for bias and systematic error improves functional genomics analysis

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Mingxiang Teng, MEng, PhD

 

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