Department of Periodontics
The primary goal of the Department of Periodontics is to improve quality of life by preserving and enhancing the appearance, oral function, speech and overall health of the public through contributions and innovations in education, service, and research. The Department continues to advance strong educational programs with national recognition. Toward this end, a high level of importance has been placed on the integration and application of emerging technologies within the educational programs. A strong emphasis is placed on research and scholarship. Research programs currently focus primarily on bone and periodontal regeneration, dental implants, and modifiable risk factors.