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Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS

Maria L. Geisinger

Dr. Geisinger is a Professor and Director of Advanced Education in Periodontology in the Department of Periodontology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry. She received her BS in Biology from Duke University, her DDS from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, and her MS and Certificate in Periodontology and Implantology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Geisinger is a Diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology. She has served as the President of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation and Chair of the American Academy of Periodontology’s (AAP) Women in Periodontics Task Force. She currently serves as Chair of the ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs and a member of the AAP’s Board of Trustees. She has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and her research interests include periodontal and systemic disease interaction, implant dentistry in the periodontally compromised dentition, and novel treatment strategies for oral soft and hard tissue growth. She lectures nationally and internationally on topics in periodontology and oral healthcare.

Updated: Dec 2019