Sarmad Bakuri DMD BDS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarmad Bakuri is a part-time clinical assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry and the Implant Center in the School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bakuri teaches both periodontics and implantology to dental students and residents. He also provides dental care at the Greater Pittsburgh Dental Implants and Periodontics Center.

Dr. Bakuri graduated in 2002 with a BDS from the University of Baghdad in Baghdad, Iraq. He earned his DMD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2011. In 2014 he earned his certificate in Periodontics at Virginia Commonwealth University and an MSD from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Bakuri is a volunteer with Remote Area Medical in Wise County, Virginia, which, through mobile clinics, assists those unable to afford dental care.  In 2015, the American Board of Periodontology named him a diplomate.  

His research interests lie in the area of periodontics. He has been mentored by Dr. John Gunsolley, of the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Periodontics, as well as Dr. Daniel Kao at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Periodontics. His research has included a study on periodontal probing discrepancies between dental students and their faculty and a clinical study measuring the discrepancies in periodontal measurement between dental students and the counterpart faculty. With Paul Levi Jr. of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Periodontics Continuing Education Division, he gave a presentation entitled, “Optimizing New Advances in Periodontal Instrumentation.”

Dr. Bakuri is founder of the Pittsburgh Dental Horizon Study Club which provides education to dentists in the tristate area. He has received the George Coslet Award in Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Golden Key Honor society.