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

PDA Recognition Award, 2017

Dr. Paul Moore is the 2017 recipient of the Pennsylvania Dental Association Recognition Award
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Phipps Conservatory

17th Annual Dean's Scholarship Ball

Join us on April 29, 2017 at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

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Twenty-Third Annual T.F. Bowser Memorial Lecture Series

Improving Clinical Outcomes with Straight Talk Pharmacology
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Day of Giving

Day of Giving

Support the School of Dental Medicine during Pitt's first annual Day of Giving on February 28.
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