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 Alumni Ambassador Dinner .

Dr. Samantha Linkowski (DMD ’17) represents Pitt Dental Medicine at annual alumni dinner.
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Supporting Homeless Vets

Tau Sigma Military Club began here at Pitt Dental Medicine with the goal of helping students transition into military service after dental school.
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Dr. Kathy Stetler Inducted into Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame

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The Legacy of Dr. Thomas W. Braun

Dr. Thomas W. Braun (DMD ’73, PhD ’77) spent his entire education and career at the University of Pittsburgh. Learn more about him and celebrate his many milestones and notable achievements here.
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