Gum Disease (Periodontics)

Periodontology is dental care that focuses on the prevention and treatment of gum disease, as well as the management of gum and tissue inflammation resulting from existing dental conditions.

Depending on the individual needs of the patient, treatment options include non-surgical and surgical options, such as deep cleaning or scaling and root planning for dental implants.

Services Include

  • Skin or bone grafts, guided tissue regeneration, bone surgery and flap surgery/pocket reduction surgery
  • Deep cleaning or scaling and root planning
  • Treatment of cosmetic problems such as gum recession or overgrowth
  • Surgical placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth

Meet Our Periodontists

Silvana Barros

Silvana Barros

Education

  • Certificate, Periodontology, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • PhD, Biological Sciences, University of Campinas
  • MS, Biological Sciences, University of Campinas
  • DDS, University of Campinas
Julie Marchesan

Julie Marchesan

Education

  • DDS, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • PhD, Oral Health, University of Michigan
Patricia Miguez

Patricia Miguez

Education

  • PhD, Oral Biology and Periodontology, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • MS, Operative Dentistry, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • Certificate, Periodontology, Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • DDS, Dentistry, Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Antonio Moretti

Antonio Moretti

Education

  • MS, Dental Science, University of Rochester
  • Certificate, Periodontology, University of Rochester/Eastman Dental Center
  • DDS, Faculdade de Odontologia de Santo Amaro
Jonathan Reside

Jonathan Reside

Education

  • MS, Certificate, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BS, Cellular and Structural Biology, University of Illinois
Cristiano Susin

Cristiano Susin

Education

  • PhD, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
  • MS, Lutheran University of Brazil
  • DDS, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil