About the Advanced Specialty Education in Periodontics Clinic

additional infoIn the Advanced Specialty Education in Periodontics Clinic, treatment is provied by licensed dentists who are receiving an additional three years of postgraduate training in the field of periodontics. Patients with complex periodontal needs may be referred from another clinic in the school of dentistry or from a private dental practice. Patients who have a written referral from a private dentist may call 410-706-0896 for information prior to scheduling an appointment for consultation and treatment.

Referral form: private pay/commercial insurance

Referral form: Medical Assistance/MD Healthy Smiles


Services and Treatment - ASE Periodontics

Services include:

  • Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gingival (gum) disease and the bone surrounding and supporting the teeth
  • Surgical placement and long-term maintenance of dental implants
  • A range of aesthetic services (periodontal plastic surgery) to address patient concerns, such as a "gummy" smile. an uneven gum appearance, or visible roots


Fees, Insurance and Payment Plans - ASE Periodontics
  • Patients customarily pay for their treatment at each visit unless we have made alternate arrangements with you.
  • For specific payment arrangements, you will be directed to one of our Business Managers.
  • Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card
  • As a patient of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, you are entitled to a complete treatment plan that includes your expected cost for care.
  • Please be sure that you are clear on your financial responsibilities before beginning any dental treatment. You will be expected to demonstrate this awareness by placing your signature on your individual treatment plan.
  • For those patients who do have insurance information on record, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier, as a courtesy to you, so that you are able to achieve the maximum reimbursement that you are entitled to.
  • Please keep in mind that insurance companies do not guarantee payment for services, therefore, the full balance for your treatment costs are ultimately your responsibility.
  • Any insurance payments that we do receive will be applied to your account balance.
  • Your insurance information will be checked at each appointment to ensure coverage.
  • We do not accept any HMOs at the school of dentistry.


Hours of Operations - ASE Periodontics
  • Receptionists are available to assist you 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Appointment times may vary depending on your provider's schedule
  • Clinics are open year-round, but closed weekends, holidays, and during student/resident vacations
  • Hours may vary due to special circumstances
  • Please call 410-706-0896  for information    

Referral form: private pay/commercial insurance

Referral form: Medical Assistance/MD Healthy Smiles


Common Questions about Your Periodontal Health

How does periodontal disease impact my general health?

  • Scientific literature supports an association between periodontal disease and other chronic inflammatory condtions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Inflammation provides a common thread or link between oral health and whole body health
  • Treating active periodontal disease is of utmost importance for keeping a healthy mouth and we are becoming increasingly aware of its impact on our systemic health.

What is a dental implant?

  • Dental implant therapy provides an effective solution for replacing missing teeth
  • Working closely with a restorative dentist, the end result can provide a natural looking and feeling replacement of lost, natural teeth
  • Current dental research indicates impressive success rates for dental implants

What is periodontal plastic surgery?

  • Periodontists can provide a range of aesthetic services to address patient concerns such as a "gummy" smile, an uneven gum appearance, or visible roots