Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry Specialty Practice

Referrals to the Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry Specialty Practice are accepted from general dentists, specialists and from within Pitt Dental Medicine.

Patients cannot self-refer.

If you wish to become a new general dentistry patient, please schedule a free screening appointment

Professional Referrals

To be a patient in the Periodontics Specialty Practice, please ask your dentist to write a letter of referral to the Periodontics administrator and complete and return the Pitt Dental Medicine Referral Form. The letter should contain the nature of the patient's problem and contact information, along with radiographs, if available. Upon receipt of this information, we will contact the patient and set up an appointment. We will not be able to schedule patients without this referral.

See the Refer a Patient Form

Service Provided by the Specialty Practice

The Periodontics Specialty Practice provides the full spectrum of periodontal treatment—including periodontal surgeries, extractions, corrections of gum recession or overgrowth, and dental implant placement—among other treatments. We also work with the other Pitt Dental Medicine Specialty Practices and will internally refer you to ensure you receive all of the care that your dentist recommends.

What to Bring to Your First On-Site Appointment

Your first appointment will be a Telehealth screening call. At this time a doctor will gather information about you, and then schedule your first on-site appointment. If you have recent X-rays, please bring them with you.

What to Expect

Your first on-site visit will be for an examination, X-rays (if necessary) and to discuss the treatment plan. Treatment will generally start on the second appointment.

Fees and Payment Options

All treatment must be paid in full on the day of treatment.

Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry Specialty Practice
B23 Salk Hall
3501 Terrace St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

412-648-8594 fax

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